8 Hottest Sci Fi & Fantasy Books Out Soon

8 Hottest Sci Fi & Fantasy Books Out Soon

Out in 2021 While it’s safe to say that nobody knows what other-worldly events 2021 is going to bring us, we do know some good things … Our favorite authors are scheduled to release some more of their other-worldly stories to us mere mortals. Fear not the real world, but escape into some of the…

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7 Great Utopian Books We Should All Be Reading

7 Great Utopian Books We Should All Be Reading

Utopian literature is a wonderful, rich genre full of inspiring books that can greatly benefit the reader. The following seven titles are just a sample of what the genre has to offer – from romances to philosophic treaties, Utopian books are an eclectic mix of fiction and non-fiction, essay and novel. The genre has spanned…

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Top 10 Authentic YA Reads You Cannot Miss

Top 10 Authentic YA Reads You Cannot Miss

All About YA … Sex, assault, cutting, eating disorders, pregnancy, race, murder, death … There are so many issues in the world that it’s confusing for adults, never mind young people! This is why I am SO passionate about contemporary YA Fiction and why I have rounded up some of my favourites below. Enjoy! 1) Just…

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Wee Girl Reviews: Eric The Spider

Wee Girl Reviews I think this feature has become the one of the most popular on this blog – Wee Girl Reviews! Plus we’ve been sent a LOT of picture books lately, which is great for us as we love them. For those of you who don’t know, my daughter Emmeline, aka ‘Wee Girl (2)’…

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My Top 5 Remarkable Rom-Com Reads Of All Time

When is a Rom-Com not a Rom-Com? When it’s labelled as chick lit, women’s fiction or a romance novel, of course. It doesn’t really matter what category or genre it’s labelled under, in my humble opinion, if it has these essential elements: At least one main character who is ‘played for laughs’ with a funny…

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Sensational Stationery That Helps Me Write

So, we LOVE stationery on this site and today we have top indie author Jane Owen sharing the products that help her write (and in one case, one that DOESN’T!). I LOVE the idea of the ‘Blue Peter box’, I might just get me one of these myself! If you want to share your favourite…

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BOOK VERSUS FILM: Stephen King’s IT

BOOK VERSUS FILM: Stephen King’s IT

The Book I think it’s fair to say Stephen King’s IT is a modern classic. So many people cite it as a major influence on their own creative endeavours, plus its impact on popular culture has been epic. Whilst Coulrophobia (that’s fear of clowns to the uninitiated) has always been ‘a thing’, King basically brought…

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BEST OF 3 – Antti Tuomainen, author

1) Enough Rope – Collected Stories by Lawrence Block WHY I LIKE IT: Alongside novels, I love writing short stories and reading them. This massive 900-page book is filled with great stories from one of my all-time favorite crime writers Lawrence Block. The stories are of incredible variety from very dark to lighter fare. Brilliant…

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