It’s the debate that everyone in the book world is talking about at the moment. From book bloggers to journalists, parents to young adults themselves – everyone seems to have an opinion on who should be reading young adult literature and why…including me. Continue reading
After having a few V.E.Schwab titles on my reading list for a while, This Savage Song made it to the top of my ‘to-read’ pile. As a lover and writer of Urban Fantasy, I was really excited to give this title a go and I wasn’t disappointed. Continue reading
So on the day that her new book, Unboxed, is released, it seems fitting that I post my review of another of her wonderful books.
(Since Fallout Boy recorded the title track for the film I’m about to discuss, I feel it’s only right to give this post an apt by-line: ThisIsntJustAnotherGhostbustersPostThisIsAFeministDiscussionAllWomenShouldHave) Continue reading
This Saturday has been a rare moment of calm. We just got back from our friends’ wedding in Darlington this morning and have nothing to do all day! So I took the opportunity to pick up a book my friend got me for my birthday – Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig. Continue reading
August’s genre was post-colonial literature. A choice inspired by the fact I’d largely ignored it during my BA in English Lit in favour of more contemporary topics. So this month I chose a book that was on the post-colonial literature list at University. Disgrace by J.M.Coetzee is celebrated as one of the best books of its time (1999) and won the Booker Prize. Having read it, I absolutely cannot fathom why. Continue reading
For the first time in nearly ten years, I was waiting for a Harry Potter book to come out. For the first time in my life, I wasn’t sure that I was going to love it. In the days and weeks leading up to the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child I was filled with a whole range of mixed emotions all the way from “OMGOMGOMG” to “meh”. Continue reading