Monthly Archives: December 2012

Our 2012 in Books and Films

So today is our first annual (making traditions seems to be our thing) review of the year! Rules are: 1 – We have not reviewed the book previously on BTTB (mainly so we won’t suffer anymore gushing from Frances about The Help). 2 – It is a mixture of books AND films, not specific adaptations, […]

It’s A Wonderful Life

Christmas means three things to me: family, food and this film. It’s the King of all Christmas movies in my eyes so if you haven’t watched it shame on you! Admittedly I saw it for the first time only last year but it is so touchingly beautiful that I think it’s a must-watch for everyone. […]

A Christmas Carol

When I decided to review one of the most obvious Christmas choices, A Christmas Carol, several thoughts popped into my head. The first being ‘what the Dickens?’ Now this is an interesting phrase, one that I use, one that many people use. But does it actually refer to Charles Dickens? I haven’t looked it up, […]

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Being a massive geek very early on, I never read any Dr Seuss tales until I was probably far too old for them. I always saw them below my reading ability, preferring Jacqueline Wilson or Harry Potter to have my nose in, rather than a book full of nonsense and rhymes. It wasn’t until I […]