I am reading… The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff. And enjoying it massively. A forensic, yet compellingly-narrated, account of the Salem witch trials. One of my favourite things I've read this year.

I am watching… The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. I used to love watching this as a kid, as and when I caught it, but now I am watching it properly, from the beginning. I have been really struck by how much it has to say – which largely went over my head as an eight-year-old. It confronts America issues with tace head-on. It's also still really funny. There aren't many early-90s sitcoms with a studio audience that could manage to feel relevant even now, but this one manages it.

I am listening to… Davina McCall on Desert Island Discs. I have managed to get very behind with this over the Christmas holidays, and this was the perfect one to rejoin on. I didn't learn much, but you can't not love Davina. you just can't.

I recommend…

Pop Goes The Tinsel

Pop Goes The Tinsel

A musical analysis of popular Christmas songs

Kit Lovelace, in Popbitch

22nd December 2016