What ’50 Shades Of Grey’ Taught Me About Love

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that yesterday was Valentine’s Day.

This time last year, the movie version of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ was released.  Do you remember the story?  It involves a young college graduate named Anastasia Steele who begins dating the successful businessman Christian Grey, only to discover that he is a sexual sadist who wants to lure her over to the dark side of his deepest desires.

But what you may not know is that this story of fetishism has been read by women the world over, and apparently they find it to be very erotic and emotionally fulfilling.  All I can conclude from that is that this story must be an encyclopaedia full of information about love.

So, in celebration of that very fact, I decided to make a video called “What 50 Shades Of Grey Taught Me About Love”.  Check it out! Continue reading

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“The Dressmaker” by Rosalie Ham

Are you the sort of person who has to read a book before you can watch the movie? Well, I am that sort of person, and when I saw the trailer for an upcoming movie called “The Dressmaker” I knew that I just had to get my hands on the book first.  And I am so happy that I did.

The Dressmaker

“The Dressmaker” by Rosalie Ham

“The Dressmaker” presents a cleverly written satire on village life.  Set in 1950’s rural Australia, it reminds readers that you can find hypocrisy and mean-spirited microcosms anywhere and everywhere. Continue reading

“Binge” by Tyler Oakley

Every year for Christmas, I can guarantee that I will be in receipt of a selection of popular books from the past year.  Christmas 2015 was no exception and, amongst this year’s haul, was “Binge” by Tyler Oakley.

During my time at University, I almost entirely missed the YouTube phenomenon, so it was only a few months ago that I was even introduced to the Tyler Oakley channel.  Suffice to say that I was initially skeptical; but considering the first video of his I saw was entitled “MY FIRST TATTOO feat. Queen Jackie” I’m not entirely surprised by that.  So when “Binge”turned up underneath the Christmas tree I was anxious that I wouldn’t be able to connect with the content of his essays collection.  I mean,  we aren’t exactly similar people.  Although we are both young adults, he has been far more enterprising with his time over recent years.  But I was pleasantly surprised to find that I enjoyed it, even if I would only describe it as light reading. Continue reading