Short Story Pick: ‘The Lottery’ by Shirley Jackson

On 27 June, in a small village of about 300 residents, the locals are in an excited yet nervous mood; it's the day of the Lottery, an annual event to ensure a good harvest. Children, who have been playing and collecting stones all morning, eventually breaking away from their friend groups to go and stand with their families … Continue reading Short Story Pick: ‘The Lottery’ by Shirley Jackson

Back To School: Five Great Books To Get You Excited For Your Subjects

It's almost back to school time! Chances are recommended books for class are being read and study plans are being drawn up for the next few months. But what if one or two of the classes you are about to take leave you cold, or the recommended reading is dull? Or what if you're not heading back … Continue reading Back To School: Five Great Books To Get You Excited For Your Subjects

My Blog Name In Books – Great Non-Fiction Edition

As I've previously mentioned, I'm trying to read more varied non-fiction, but there's always room for me to keep reading the non-fiction I'm most drawn to. In this 'My Blog Name In Books' tag,  I've picked 18 non-fiction books I've read and enjoyed that make me B.U.R.I.E.D.A.L.I.V.E.B.Y.B.O.O.K.S. B - Born A Crime: Stories From A South African Childhood by … Continue reading My Blog Name In Books – Great Non-Fiction Edition

Where Have All the Books Gone? : A Comprehensible Rant That Involves Lovecraft, Libraries and (Second-Hand Book) Disappearances

It started innocently enough - well, as innocent as a craving to read any weird fiction that may or may not include a journey to the Miskatonic University and a possible sighting of The Old Ones / The Deep Ones and / or Cthulhu. Lovecraft At the Library? I've recently discovered the H.P Lovecraft Reread blog over on Tor.com. … Continue reading Where Have All the Books Gone? : A Comprehensible Rant That Involves Lovecraft, Libraries and (Second-Hand Book) Disappearances

4 Upcoming Fantasy & Sci-Fi Adaptations I’m Excited About

"The book was better than the film" is a refrain often heard amongst readers when a much-loved book or comic is made into a film or TV show. Unfortunately I find it's often true. Sometimes nothing can match the journey of following characters in print; imagining what they look like, sound like, what their world is … Continue reading 4 Upcoming Fantasy & Sci-Fi Adaptations I’m Excited About