weekly book news roundup

News Roundup #4

A little more news this time, partly because I missed last week’s! But first off, I hope everyone has been getting appropriately excited about J K Rowling’s “Pottermore” announcement! And if you have no clue what I’m talking about, then shame on you! Only 20ish hours to go! Anyway, Puffin UK has revealed the UK … Continue reading

Book Week Summary Vlog 17/June/2011

I recorded this vlog on Monday, but I had a lot of trouble uploading it, so it’s nearly in time for Saturday! I hope you enjoy it.

Blog Tour: Caroline Lawrence’s First Western

As part of a blog tour celebration of the publication of the first novel in Caroline Lawrence’s Western Mysteries, she has kindly come to talk about her first Western here on T4F! Read the review. Although I grew up in the America during the golden age of the Western, and although we went to the … Continue reading

Tom Clempson

An Interview with Tom Clempson!

I managed to nab Tom Clempson, author of the hilarous One Seriously Messed Up Week in the Otherwise Mundane and Uneventful Life of Jack Samsonite (what a title! Link goes to the review!) for an interview. One Seriously Messed Up Week is publishing on the 2nd May, so look out for it! I’d like to … Continue reading

weekly book news roundup

News Roundup #3

So, this week we have a more, err, historical news! For a start, the US cover and an extract from the second Heroes of Olympus have been unveiled. The sequel to The Lost Hero is called The Son of Neptune. The extract, which may or may not shine some light as to whom the title … Continue reading

Book Week Summary vlog 22/5/2011

It’s late, but I’m back to bore you for the next 11 minutes! Sorry that I’m not really in shot! I didn’t realise you couldn’t see my whole face untuil afterwards, and after 11minutes of vlogging, I really didn’t want to do a second take! Books mentioned; ~The Emerald Atlas – John Stephens -http://www.thirstforfiction.com/reviews/the-emerald-atlas-books-of-beginning-1 ~An … Continue reading

Department 19 Giveaway result…

So, the winner of the SIGNED, HARBACK copy of Department 19 is… Mel! Thanks to everyone who entered! Mel- I’ll be sending this off within the week. I’ll also email you to confirm that you won it, seeing as I’m not using surnames. All your details will be erased. Note: the winner was drawn randomly … Continue reading

Headline Blogger Party 2011

On Friday I was invited to join various other bloggers (most of which I didn’t know- it wasn’t just YA) at Headline HQ in London to meet several of their authors, chat, look at a few books they’re excited about in the coming year or so and just having fun! I arrived slightly early (the … Continue reading

weekly book news roundup

News Roundup #2

Not too much news on my radar this week (partly because I’m pretty busy so didn’t manage to read too much stuff!) and I’ve just done a run over the blogs of the authors I follow! Chris d’Lacey talks about the cover of his final novel in The Last Dragon Chronicles (titled The Fire Ascending), … Continue reading

weekly book news roundup

News Roundup #1

So, rather than post news as it comes (because I’m often too lazy to post something as it comes!) I’ve decided to post a weekly news roundup which, as the title suggests, is a round up of all the book news I’ve read and enjoyed. This is my personal selection, and if you think I … Continue reading

US and UK covers of Wintercraft/Shadowcry

Cover Chat #3

Welcome to Cover Chat- this is a new meme that has a slightly different take on the UK vs US cover comparison features many bloggers have. If you want to find out more about why Cover Chat is different, or how to participate, read the “official” Cover Chat Page. Today, myself and Andrew from The … Continue reading

Saturday (!) Summary vlog 26/4/2011

Yeah, it was meant to be on a Saturday…my bad…xD Anyway, slightly different from the usual. Hope you enjoy. I discuss some books I’ve just read/am reading. Hope you like it! -Long Reach ~ Peter Cocks http://www.thirstforfiction.com/reviews/long-reach-eddie-savage -Clash ~ Colin Mulhern http://www.thirstforfiction.com/reviews/clash -0.4 ~ Mike Lancaster http://www.thirstforfiction.com/reviews/0-4 -Between Shades of Gray ~ Ruta Sepetys http://www.thirstforfiction.com/reviews/between-shades-of-gray … Continue reading

Will Hill

Will Hill’s Department 19 Blog Tour & Giveaway!

I like to think I’ve been quite involved with the publication of Will Hill’s debut novel Department 19 (link to review)- as well as having written a review of this fantastic novel, I also got to meet him in London several weeks ago and now, I’m the final stop of his blog tour. So, we’ll … Continue reading

Saturday Summary 2/4/2011

Sorry about the lateness- something went wrong with the upload! Puffin Panel event report http://www.thirstforfiction.com/uncategorized/event-puffin-live-untold-stories-panel ======== Books mentioned: -Scrivener’s Moon ~ Philip Reeve http://www.thirstforfiction.com/reviews/scriveners-moon-fever-crumb-3 -Blackwatch ~ Jenna Burtenshaw http://www.thirstforfiction.com/reviews/blackwatch-wintercraft-2 -Duty Calls: Dunkirk  ~ James Holland http://www.thirstforfiction.com/reviews/duty-calls-dunkirk-duty-calls-1 Between Shades of Gray ~ Ruta Sepetys http://www.thirstforfiction.com/reviews/between-shades-of-gray Grace ~ Morris Gleitzman http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10470283 The Glass Collector  ~ Anna Perera … Continue reading

EVENT: Puffin Live Untold Stories Panel

On Wednesday, I was invited to attend a Puffin Panel event featuring three great authors discussing their books: Ruta Sepetys, who is the amazing author of Between Shades of Gray; Anna Perara, who is the author of Guatanamo Boy and more recently The Glass Colector; and lastly Morris Gleitzman, the author of several books, with … Continue reading

Saturday Summary 26/3/2011

In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by the Story Siren. GENRE FOR JAPAN; http://genreforjapan.wordpress.com/ Books mentioned: -Divergent ~ Veronica Roth http://www.thirstforfiction.com/reviews/divergent-divergent-1 -Looking For Alaska ~ John Green http://www.thirstforfiction.com/reviews/looking-for-alaska -One Seriously Messed Up Week in the Otherwise Mundane and Uneventful Life of Jack Samsonite ~ Tom Clempson http://www.thirstforfiction.com/reviews/one-seriously-messed-up-week-in-the-otherwise-mundane-and-uneventful-life-of-jack-samsonite -The Western Mysteries~ Caroline Lawrence http://www.thirstforfiction.com/reviews/the-case-of-the-deadly-desperados-western-mysteries-1 -Wintercraft: … Continue reading