why mockingjay part 2 sucked

Why Mockingjay Part 2 Sucked

When I first read The Hunger Games trilogy, back in 2011, the Arab Springs were in full force. All over the middle east, a revolutionary wave of protests and demonstrations were lead against many dictatorships and cruel regimes. We’re still seeing the after effects of these clashes; Syria is overrun in a civil war between … Continue reading

I never read chapter extracts here's why

I Never Read Book Samples…Here’s Why

Here’s a confession: I never, ever read chapter extracts or samples when I receive them. Often, publishers will release these extracts in the run up to publication to get people excited. Unfortunately, I don’t get excited by them: the very idea of reading just one chapter, or a chunk of book, and then having to … Continue reading

6 years…and a whole lot more

So it’s been six whole years since I started blogging. Six years. Not only does that make me feel old (I was 13 at the time) but also accomplished. I never thought I’d last this long. Yet I have, and I’m here. So six years. It’s been a rollercoaster. Thank you for everyone that has … Continue reading

his dark materials series commissioned by bbc

BBC Commissions Philip Pullman His Dark Materials series!

Just in: BBC One has commissioned a series (or multiple series?) based upon the His Dark Materials trilogy – that’s Northern Lights (or The Golden Compass, if you’re in the states!), The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. The last time the story graced any sort of screen was in 2007 with the feature film … Continue reading

Bloggers and Publishers (Book Community Census results 4)

Of the “big six” publishing houses, we are in contact with: Harper Collins seems most engaged with reviewers. Penguin and Random House are, of course, one company, though their imprints are still separate. I have to say I’m surprised that Harper comes out on top; I believe they are stronger in the US than the … Continue reading