Lioness Rampant – Tamora Pierce

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"On a March afternoon a knight and a man-at-arms reached the gate of the Marenite city of Berat." My childhood love of the first book in the Song of the Lioness quartet, Alanna, failed to continue with either adulthood or the series, and alas we don't finish any better. Or any worse, so there is that. Alanna, always getting … Continue reading Lioness Rampant – Tamora Pierce

Stress into Strength – Nick Arnett

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"When a coach or physical therapist urges you to work hard, that's because physical stress can become strength." I'm finding it really tough to review this book - or indeed, finish reading it, which took almost a year (!). It's not bad at all, it's just... hmm. For a start, going through a heck of … Continue reading Stress into Strength – Nick Arnett

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022)

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Dark Wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelson) is plotting and scheming, aiming to recruit followers and legitimise himself, with the intent of using political power to start a war with the Muggle world. Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) is touted as best-placed to stop him for some reason, and castigated when he doesn't. However, we're shown that … Continue reading Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022)