Tagged: books and reading

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The Gothic Challenge & Obscure Literary Monsters

In her round-up of 2014 and look forward to 2015 Katherine of The Writerly Reader mentioned she would be doing The Gothic Challenge this year. It is hosted by Books under the bed and is all about getting readers to experience...

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In the year 2014

It’s that time of year again, stats and reviews are everywhere. I didn’t do a 2013 round-up, as far as I can recall,1 but I did do a quick review of 2012 the year before. In 2014 my Goodreads stats tell...

What makes this book so great

What makes this book so great by

My first non-fiction book of 2014! And it is a book all about books. The best sort of book ;) I would consider myself a sci-fi & fantasy fan, yet for many years I hadn’t the money to buy books. And...

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Once Upon a Time VIII

Yesterday was March 21st, which for many people means the start of spring. Here in Ireland spring starts on February 1st, and we already have lambs and daffodils about, which means that spring is certainly here. And one sure sign that...

A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan

A Natural history of Dragons by

A memoir by Lady Trent Lady Trent, as all know, is the world’s pre-eminent dragon naturalist. This is her story of how she became that world renowned scientist, how her interest in dragonkind began in her childhood with the preservation of...

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

A more diverse universe blog tour

This year from November 15th to 17th BookLust is hosting The More Diverse Universe blog tour A More Diverse Universe celebrates diversity in speculative fiction by encouraging people to read books in the fantasy or science fiction genres that were written...

Among others by Jo Walton

Among Others by

Read for the Once Upon a Time VI challenge Many, many moons ago Carl posted his review of this book. And then and there I thought, that sounds interesting. But I never got around to buying it at the time. I...

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

The lost art of reading by

It is strange, I’ve often come across media stories on the “decline” of reading as a result of modern technology. Social networks, texting, these sort of things are bringing about the end of literacy. That strikes me as strange because these...