Shtum (Yiddish) Adjective: silent; non communciative

Autism as a topic is still rarely tackled in popular media, the most prominent book (and now West End play) being The Curious Incident Of the Dog in the Night Time, and epitomised by Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man. The autistic characters here are highly intelligent, seeing the world and communicating in a different way,…

What does Harry Potter and Wuthering Heights have in common?

I love reading. Reading proper books. I’m an old school traditionalist and haven’t succumbed to eBooks. I like the feeling of turning pages and holding a hefty tome in my hand. Plus, I’m biased as I work in a library, and right now we need all the help we can get! I’d like to think…

I Let You Go-Clare Mackintosh

Chilling, compelling and compassionate, I Let You Go is a finely-crafted novel with a killer twist (Paula Hawkins) If you haven’t read this book, go out and read it. Now. I had picked up this book without much enthusiasm; the cover looked attractive (I must admit, I pick a lot of books based on the…

I cried reading the book and watching the film…

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. It’s a rare find, a book and a film that has such significance for me. I am a weeper; I openly cry whilst reading and watching films. I bawled my eyes out reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I went to the cinema on a date to watch…