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The Alex Crow

In 2014, Andrew Smith had his breakthrough year. The publication of Grasshopper Jungle, critically acclaimed and universally loved, and subsequent news of an adaptation process involving Edgar Wright of The Cornetto Trilogy fame, meant that all eyes were watching his next output. Publication in the UK of the brilliant Winger, from his US back catalogue, didn’t help. So 2015 is Continue reading

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His Dark Materials Anniversary Readalong!

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A His Dark Materials readalong? Why, how marvellous! I hear you think. Well, quite. This coming March, I will be joining bloggers Michelle, Jo, Laura, Andrew and Stephen to host just such a spectacular event to mark the 20th anniversary of its publication. All five of us will be leading twitter-based discussions about both the original trilogy; Northern Lights (or Continue reading

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han cover

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before ( #1)

The title may be catchy but as is so often the case, it’s not quite representative of what’s between the front and back covers. Whilst boyfriends past, present and future do play a large role in Lara Jean’s life, I’m not convinced they’re the real crunch point of the story. Lara Jean’s been in love several times. 5 times, in Continue reading

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The #wikiYA Challenge

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How many of us use Wikipedia? Everyone, I’d hazard – and I’d go further to say everyone, everyday. Wikipedia is one of the best resources to come out of the invention of the internet. It’s literally THE BEST. It’ll pretty much tell you everything about anything. That sudden interest you developed in fluid dynamics? You’d do pretty well to start Continue reading

Golden Son by Pierce Brown cover

Golden Son ( #2)

If Red Rising was confined to the red planet, then Golden Son looses Darrow from his moorings on Mars. Two years after the relatively confined bloodshed of the Institute, Darrow is in the last legs of completing the program at the Academy. Castles and forts have been replaced by huge warships; the terraformed landscape of Mars with the vastness of Continue reading

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