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His Dark Materials Readalong wrap-up!

If you follow me on Twitter (@FictionThirst), you’ll know I’ve been re-reading Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials as part of the #HDMreadalong to celebrate 20 years since the publication of Northern Lights (The Golden Compass). I last read Pullman’s acclaimed series for the first time when I was about 11 –- about 8 years ago … Continue reading


Are John Green’s Books Better Read than Watched?

(And by John I mean his books, obviously!) Having just seen the first Paper Towns trailer – below – it’s an idea I can’t shake off. Now that the second adaptation is in the can, and the third – Looking for Alaska – ever likely, I can’t help but wondering if Green’s stories are better … Continue reading

Is Andrew Smith Sexist? (short answer: no)

I woke up this morning to find Andrew Smith, author of Grasshopper Jungle and The Alex Crow, completely eradicated from social media. A little more digging revealed the cause: he had been accused of being sexist following an interview in Vice, in which upon being asked about the lack of females in his book, he … Continue reading

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