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They were the beats of my heart, the skin of my body, the breath that entered my mouth and nostrils. They were the beautiful friends who had taught me that love was the life-force.


i’m on book four of the tomorrow series and they are all so far as brilliant as i remember them being when i read them between the ages of twelve to fifteen. it’s hard to recall any other books for teens i read at the time that were this gritty, honest and… feminist.

here we have a white, middle-aged, presumably straight australian man penning some serious observations about society. they’re reflected in the main character, the narrator, Ellie who is brave and complicated. she couldn’t be less of a two-dimensional character if you tried. male characters are shown being sexist and she calls them out of it. she talks about feminism straight up and she gives as good as she gets, refusing to back down to men who feel they should be leaders due to their penises.

and it’s not “alienating”. it’s not “for girls”. these books are about war. the morality of war, the sacrifice of war. fighting and death, guerilla tactics and hiding, danger and boredom. it’s not a love story between a girl and a boy (heck, the relationships don’t make it past the second book, which is probably the most realistic outcome and doesn’t pander to the whimsical). if anything it’s a love story between Elllie and her home, her country and her relationship to it.

anyway, i wish i could force everyone i know to read these novels but it’s a bit of a gruelling task to say, “read these seven or eight books and get back to me!”. so i’m going to settle for sporadically writing out my thoughts here. my god i love these books!

purchase tomorrow when the war began for cheaps (and talk to me about it!) here



Doctor Who is back on the big screen with the Series 8 Premiere – DEEP BREATH – on 25 August in cinemas throughout the US and Canada. 

Peter Capaldi’s first full episode as the Doctor - Deep Breath - will be screened in cinemas around the world from 23 August 2014.

This year’s screenings follow the success of the global cinema release of Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary episode The Day of the Doctor which was screened in over 1500 cinemas around the world, allowing fans to come together to watch the show like never before.

Steven Moffat comments, “Last November the Doctor didn’t just conquer the world on television, he did it in the cinemas too. And like the show-off he is, he can’t resist another go - one taste of the silver screen is never enough. On August 23rd the new Doctor will begin his new adventures on BBC One and in cinemas all over the world. Movie-land beware - Capaldi is coming to get you!” [x]

Theater locations and ticketing to be announced later this month.

You can find out more information on global cinema screenings at the dedicated cinema page as information arrives. 

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