Terry Pratchett

We all learnt this week of the death of Sir Terry Pratchett. I wanted to write a quick post this week discussing what I had taken away from my own reading of Pratchett’s work. My own exposure to Pratchett’s books has so far been through his Discworld novels. Being a complete Christmasphile my favourite Pratchett […]

Revisiting Old Favourites

I had the rare pleasure of revisiting a fantasy world that I have loved some time ago through a new story recently. Garth Nix’s Clariel a prequel to Sabriel, the first of the Abhorsen trilogy was published. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, there is something different about revisiting a world where you know all of […]

Changing Tastes – How Fickle are we as readers?

So I recently turned 30 and although I’m very much looking forward to my 30’s I have been very introspective about how much I’ve changed over the past 10 yrs or so. One area that I’ve noticed a particular change in over the years is my reading tastes. Looking back over my shelves they are […]

Harrogate 2014 – #TOPCrime2014

I’m writing this blog post later than I’d hoped as I ended up spending the end the end of July chained to my laptop trying to complete my Camp NaNoWriMo word count. More on that next time! 3 weeks ago I attended Harrogate Crime Writing Festival for the third time. I’ve only just managed to […]

Disappointing our readers

I recently read the last of a series that I’ve been following religiously since the first book came out. (Joseph Delaney’s ‘The Spook’s Apprentice’ series) I love these books and think that Joseph has done a brilliant job with them. I found myself hugely disappointed with the ending, not because I didn’t like the direction […]

Christmas Reading

Since the frantic festive period has eaten so successfully into the time available for me to post this year I wanted to reflect on how I manage to keep my literary interests alive despite the craziness without allowing it to be yet another thing that slips off the radar in December. For me its simply […]