Things I love include - popular culture (particularly film and television), funny feminists, snarky humour, vintage homeware and fashion, non-smug parenting advice, and ye olde Christchurch stuff. Current kick: Reading books by celebrities to see if they're terrible.
- Best of 2017 - My faves from last year
- Pop culture will eat itself - All the movie/TV/literary themed cookbooks in one place. Huzzah!
- In a galaxy far, far away... Star Wars books, music and DVDs to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars opening in 1977.
- Frightening flicks - Horror movie essentials
- I'd rather be reading - The perfect little book for lovers of reading. A few essays, a few poems, some whimsical artwork and book-themed quotes. A small treasure of a thing.
- The Shape of Water - Companion novel to the Oscar-winning movie. This book, written in collaboration with Guillermo Del Toro and in tandem as he wrote his film, very satisfyingly fleshes out the backstories of the main characters and is a beautiful story in its own right. It also differs from the movie in some areas but nothing here jars. It all feels right in the story it's telling.
- How not to be a boy - Comic actor Robert Webb's devastating memoir that is the funny, revelatory and candid takedown of the Patriarchy (from the male perspective) that you never knew you always wanted. Webb will be in Christchurch talking about this book in May and I will be front row.
- Thor Ragnarok - The most fun I've had watching a movie in a while, Taika Waititi's Marvel superhero outing is outrageously good.
- The Huntsman - More Hemsworth! A good fairytale-inspired bit of fun. Madly over the top in places. Switch off your brain (and your ear for accents) and enjoy!
- Santa Clarita Diet - Timothy Olyphant and Drew Barrymore in a modern marriage/zombie sitcom.
- Taskmaster - My new favourite show (that there's already five seasons of) fronted by the enormous (literally) talent that is Greg Davies.
Looking forward to
- Robert Webb's WORD Christchurch talk, 15 May - The awesome Michele A'Court does interviewing duties
- He Rau Mahara: to Remember the Journey of Our Ngai Tahu Soldiers - Real stories from the First World War
- Season 8 of Game of Thrones (not due until April 2019. GAH!)
- Avengers Infinity War - Infinity gauntlet FTW! Read my recap of MCU Infinity stuff.
- The Deadpool sequel, with Wilderpeople wunderkind Julian Dennison.
All time faves
I never finished reading The Great Gatsby in high school and have no intention to even though it's one of the thinnest books I've ever been assigned to read.
Will never be found reading
Dancing with Beelzebub by Michael Laws (Yes THAT Michael Laws and apparently it is madly lurid)