Last week I blogged about the first of The Hunger Games novels and I was, I admitted, not convinced when I started and somewhat addicted to it – flaws and a few misgivings aside – by the end. So much so, that I dived straight into Catching Fire.
Here, from the beginning, were things I liked. The strain of [SPOILERS] the fake-or-is-it relationship with Peeta. Picking up the friendship-or-more with Gale again. And, particularly, the sense that while they’ve escaped the … More
We went to a far away land . . .
Where things like this were common:
Where you needed a qualifier for how to tip . . . . cows
We were definitely not in London anymore . . .
For those of you who might have guessed, Team Gollancz has been Stateside with none other than Charlaine Harris herself to get details about all things Sookie, Dead Ever After (the final Southern Vampire Mystery) and beyond . . . yes, … More
This weekend, two of London’s best bookshops have joined together to put on a day of literary, musical and culinary events to celebrate Charing Cross Road, spiritual home of the UK bookselling trade.
In recent years, many of the wonderful bookshops that dotted the Charing Cross Road have gone. I started work on CXR in 2002, and can still roll off the list of the deceased. Al-Huda Books, Sportspages, Murder One (recently revived in Forbidden Planet), Comic Showcase, Silver Moon, Bookends, … More
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