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The voice that thunders by

Earlier this year I read The Owl Service by Alan Garner, and I had many many thoughts about it, and I enjoyed it a huge amount even if I wasn’t sure if I got everything that was going on. I will...

Apex Magazine Cover art by Emma Rios

Jackalope Wives by

I’m terrible at reading magazines I have discovered. I have a subscription to Apex and I don’t think I’ve read more than one or two stories over the past year. But when Ursula Vernon has a story, well, I gotta read...

The ransom of Dond by Siobhan Dowd

The Ransom of Dond by

Illustrated by Pam Smy Darra lives on the island of Inniscaul is a small island off the coast of Eriu, or Ireland. And it is her fate to be sacrificed to Dond, for she is the thirteenth child born to her...

The light heart of stone

The light heart of stone by

Book one in the Promise of Stones series. Fox is a young girl growing up on the Stone Body, a land ruled over by the Compionarii. She is a member of an Indiginy tribe. A long time ago the Stone Body...

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...

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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...

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A monster calls by

a monster callsEvery night Conor O’Malley has the nightmare. Every night. But tonight something is different. Tonight there is a new monster. A new nightmare. And Conor isn’t sure if this is a dream or not. But either way, this is the monster he was fearing. This monster, the yew tree, tells him that it will tell him three stories. And then Conor will tell the monster a story. A true story. And if he doesn’t, then the monster will eat him alive.

The BFG by Roald Dahl ills Quentin Blake

The BFG by

by Roald Dahl

Sophie couldn’t sleep.
A brilliant moonbeam was slanting through a gap in the curtains. It was shining right on to her pillow.

One night, a young girl, unable to sleep makes her way to the window and spies a mysterious giant, with a suitcase and some sort of a trumpet. Discovering that he has been spotted this giant kidnaps the little girl, Sophie, and takes her off to Giant Country. There Sophie discovers that this giant, The Big Friendly Giant, is not like the other giants. He is much smaller than them for one thing, but also, they are murderers who delight in guzzling up human beans, whereas the BFG is only interested in sharing Dreams with people. Can Sophie and the BFG come up with a plan to defeat the like of The Fleshlumpeater and The Childchewer.

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Irrational fears by

ISBN: 9780981784649 I have a lot of fears. I’m a big fan of Ursula Vernon’s Digger comic, but I’ve never actually bought any of her stuff before. Tut tut. But when she announced that her first ever comic was to be...

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Fantastic Mr. Fox dir. by

based on book by Roald Dahl If you haven’t seen this film then quick, go now. It isn’t that I’m going to spoil it on you, it is simply that its brilliant. You’ll love it[1] And if you don’t then there...

Half of a yellow sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Half of a Yellow Sun by

ISBN: 9780007200283 This is the story of a collection of different characters; Ugwu from a small village who becomes a Houseboy to Odenigbo, a university professor. His lover Olanna. Her twin sister Kainene. Kainene’s English lover Richard. The setting, Nigeria in...