‘Man v. Nature,’ by Diane Cook

Man v. Nature marked Cook’s debut into fiction writing in 2014, earning a Guardian First Book Award nomination and an Honourable Mention from the Pen/Hemingway Award. But Cook’s been producing stories for years, namely for This American Life. Listening back to episodes Cook produced, it’s telling that her personal favourite is #246 The Pen Pal, which … Continue reading ‘Man v. Nature,’ by Diane Cook

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The 3 Most Charming Melbourne Cinemas

A Comparative Review of Melbourne's Most Memorable Cinemas These top Melbourne cinemas cover documentaries, art house, independent , blockbusters and feature films. All around the world movie goers such as myself flock to see the latest indie movies to summer blockbusters, but some cinema's offer a little bit extra to the cinematic experience then the … Continue reading The 3 Most Charming Melbourne Cinemas

Did Avengers: Infinity War live up to the hype?

Warning: Spoilers below Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, directed by the Russo Brothers, finally dropped this week in Australian cinemas on the 25th of April following the ground-breaking Black Panther movie, which was released earlier this year on the 18th of February. This newest instalment to the Marvel Universe marks the 19th story in the franchise … Continue reading Did Avengers: Infinity War live up to the hype?

Too Cool For School: Aunty Donna’s Glennridge Secondary College – A Review

Melbourne based comedy group Aunty Donna have exploded onto the scene over the last few years. Once the humble owners of a moderately successful YouTube channel, Mark Bonanno, Broden Kelly and Zachary Ruane have now toured America, performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and have even just released their very first album, Aunty Donna the Album, … Continue reading Too Cool For School: Aunty Donna’s Glennridge Secondary College – A Review

Book review: The Orchard Underground

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bh8Gsi1ACUZ/?taken-by=jaidyn_reads_ I’m one of those readers with three shelves of unread books, but you’ll still find me buying ten new releases every month. I blame my 30% QBD Discount. So when soon-to-be author Mat Larkin came to my Young Adult Fiction class and told us how it felt to hold, for the first time, an … Continue reading Book review: The Orchard Underground

Hannaford is Beautiful, a natural as Carole King

It’s important I let you know I’m not a big fan of jukebox musicals. They’re often about how many pop songs can be crammed into a loose biopic about the person or the band with a “then this happened…next hit…then this happened…next hit” formula. I’m old school. Give me West Side Story or Les Miserables, … Continue reading Hannaford is Beautiful, a natural as Carole King