2019 Locus Awards Finalists: TBR, Read Along and Library Book Thieves?

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has recently announced the top ten finalists in each category of the 2019 Locus Awards. This years awards finalists almost looks like a currated TBR just for me! Of course there's no way I can get my hands on, let alone read, them all before the winners are announced at the … Continue reading 2019 Locus Awards Finalists: TBR, Read Along and Library Book Thieves?

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Dracula

In this series we’ll look at various book covers of popular, well-known or classic stories. I’ll then pretend I’ve never heard of the book before and judge the story within by the cover. I’ll then recall that, actually, I have read this book and then score the cover based purely on relevance. No bonus points for you pretty ones. From the beautiful to the … Continue reading Judging A Book By Its Cover: Dracula

One Year Blogiversary & A Peek Behind the Curtain

Back on 5 May 2018 I made my first tentative steps into book-related blogging with my first blog post. I started with only a name, a love of books and a dream - to talk openly, constantly and at length about books and book related subjects. I can't believe it's been one year already. I also can't believe I have … Continue reading One Year Blogiversary & A Peek Behind the Curtain

The Real-Life Authors Behind Bungo Stray Dogs Characters

A story where most of the characters in the series are named after famous literary authors and/or characters in their works? And they have super powers? Sign me up!  If you are a fan of manga, anime and / or Japanese authors, perhaps you've heard of Bungo Stray Dogs (Bungō Sutorei Doggusu). Originally in Manga format … Continue reading The Real-Life Authors Behind Bungo Stray Dogs Characters

Top 5 Tuesday: Underrated Non-Fiction Favourites

Booktube, bookstagram, book blogs, Oprah - they're all talking about That Book right now. It's so popular, you can see it everywhere. It's in so many of the subscription boxes. People have multiple copies on their shelves. Everyone's read it within the year it came out. Well, this isn't about That Book. It's about those other … Continue reading Top 5 Tuesday: Underrated Non-Fiction Favourites

Judging A Book By Its Cover : Jane Eyre

In this series we'll look at various book covers of popular, well-known or classic stories. I'll then pretend I've never heard of the book before and judge the story within by the cover. I'll then recall that, actually, I have read this book and then score the cover based purely on relevance. No bonus points for you pretty ones. From the beautiful to the … Continue reading Judging A Book By Its Cover : Jane Eyre