This week, I’ve learned via Instagram that a sort of dog-themed book club is reading Queenie. Every day I’ve been tagged in a review that, judging by its picture of a dog with my book, seems to have been written by a canine reader. It has been a tense time, honestly. I never know what to expect from reviews. Some are nice. Some are rude. The book has been awarded five stars, and it has also been given one. But who am I to argue with a dog? … [Read more...] about My book is being reviewed by a dog. Who am I to argue with the star rating?
More well-known perhaps is Marcus Brigstocke’s oblique comparison between Namco’s game and the rise of the ecstasy-fuelled club culture. “If Pac-Man had affected us as kids,” he said, “We’d all be running around in dark rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive electronic music.” … [Read more...] about Behind a pizza-slice smile: the dark side of Pac-Man
Collider also had Jolie down as a potential candidate to replace Michelle MacLaren on rival studio Warner Bros’s debut female-led comic book movie of the modern era, Wonder Woman. But the site’s credibility was undermined somewhat when Monster’s Patty Jenkins was last night revealed to have taken the job. Nevertheless, Collider is standing by its studio sources with reference to Jolie’s interest in Captain Marvel. The appointment would be a huge coup for Marvel, given Jolie’s celebrity status and accompanying ability to heighten interest in one of the studio’s comic book arm’s lesser-known properties. … [Read more...] about Angelina Jolie tipped to direct Captain Marvel movie
Alongside the heartwarming snaps, Kylie wrote: 'Thank you SO much for your birthday messages. My wish is to send you all ... so ... much ... love! Especially to my family, your love and kindness lifts me up each and every day. #Lovers, take care of each other. I❤️U!' … [Read more...] about Kylie Minogue shares adorable childhood snaps as she films herself dancing to Spinning Around while celebrating her 52nd birthday
Their clutches of four greeny-blue speckled eggs having hatched early in May – weeks later than those in more southerly counties – the female birds can now join their mates in the hurried gathering of earthworms and leatherjackets. So the clamorous scoldings that once welcomed the males back to the nest after each foraging trip have been replaced by shrill alarm calls from the whole colony when local ravens approach the unattended nests. … [Read more...] about Country diary: revelling in the sight and sound of rooks