Mirage by Somaiya Daud

Nov 5th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 3 min read

I was a little wary going into Mirage. It was advertised as a YA romance set in space, and as the last few books I’ve read set in space started strong and progressively worsened as they went along, I was worried Mirage may not be worth it. Especially having just finished Sarah J. Maas’ Empire of Storms, with its incredible, edge-of-your-seat ending. Was I wrong?...

No-One Can Bend It Like Beckham… Except Menon. Maybe.

Aug 6th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 6 min read

I was ten-years-old when Gurinder Chadha’s Bend It Like Beckham was released. It fast became one of my guilty pleasures. I didn’t think it was a masterpiece at all – the acting wasn’t great, the characters were annoying and the plot was clichéd – but Chadha had made a movie with cultural aspects I understood, recognised and, in a small way, related to. My immediate family are far from stereotypical. My Dad...