Tag: music

Best of 2014: A to Z

Posted December 31, 2014 by Brin in Discussion Posts / 10 Comments
Best of 2014: A to Z

I have posted previously about my favourite books of 2014 but I thought it would be fun to do a more general post with the things that really got me excited this year. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – this was definitely my favourite book of 2014 – Benjamin Alire Sáenz is an amazing writer. Everything about this book was sheer perfection. Beats Headphones – I love these! I […]

Music I Have Been Listening to Today: Tegan and Sara

Posted February 7, 2014 by Brin in Fun/Off-topic / 0 Comments
Music I Have Been Listening to Today: Tegan and Sara

I have been playing this song on endless repeat (via my computer – it’s not actually out until February 10 2014). I am a huge Tegan and Sara fan anyway but I think their latest song is just fantastic! This song is from the upcoming film Endless Love (a remake of the film of the same name released in 1981 and directed by Franco Zeffirelli). This new version is directed […]

The Devil’s Reprise by Karina Halle

Posted October 26, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Devil’s Reprise by Karina Halle

The Devil’s Reprise is the eagerly anticipated sequel to The Devil’s Metal, a book which managed to both thrill me and chill me to my very core; the blending of scares and emotional gut-punches making it one of my favourite reads of this year. I have been anxiously awaiting the release of The Devil’s Reprise with some trepidation – I loved the first book so much I feared it would never live up to […]

Naked by Kevin Brooks

Posted August 11, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Naked by Kevin Brooks

Naked is the first Kevin Brooks book I’ve read but it will definitely not be the last. This was a raw, exciting novel set in the burgeoning world of punk. The main character is Lili, a young classically trained musician who finds herself swept into this dirty, unglamorous music scene that began sweeping its way through 70’s-era England. She finds herself becoming the bassist of a group called ‘Naked’ but […]

The Devil’s Metal by Karina Halle

Posted August 9, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Devil’s Metal by Karina Halle

Another amazing novel from Karin Halle – every bit as addictive as her Experiment In Terror series. The Devil’s Metal follows 21 year-old music lover Dawn Emerson. Dawn has aspirations of becoming a serious music journalist and her big break comes in the form of a job she never expected in her wildest dreams: the chance to go on the road with one of her favourite bands, Hybrid, courtesy of Creem magazine. Dawn jumps […]