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Jackalope Wives
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I’m terrible at reading magazines I have discovered. I have a subscription to Apex and I don’t think I’ve read […]

The Ransom of Dond
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Illustrated by Pam Smy Darra lives on the island of Inniscaul is a small island off the coast of Eriu, […]

The light heart of stone
The light heart of stone

Book one in the Promise of Stones series. Fox is a young girl growing up on the Stone Body, a […]

Among Others
Among others by Jo Walton

Read for the Once Upon a Time VI challenge Many, many moons ago Carl posted his review of this book. […]

The lost art of reading

It is strange, I’ve often come across media stories on the “decline” of reading as a result of modern technology. […]

A monster calls

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

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.

Solomon Kane [based on character/stories]

So y’all know that I luuurve James Purefoy, mainly because he was so great as Mark Anthony in Rome, but also so adorable in A Knight’s Tale so of course I was predisposed to like this. Then again I wasn’t too impressed with Vanity Fair so it doesn’t always follow that actors I like = good films.

Irrational fears

ISBN: 9780981784649 I have a lot of fears. I’m a big fan of Ursula Vernon’s Digger comic, but I’ve never […]

Fantastic Mr. Fox

based on book by Roald Dahl If you haven’t seen this film then quick, go now. It isn’t that I’m […]

Half of a Yellow Sun

ISBN: 9780007200283 Other reviews Master was a little crazy; he had spent too many years reading books overseas, talked to […]

The Remains of the Day

It seems increasingly likely that I really will undertake the expedition that has been occupying my imagination now for some days.

The Remains of the Day is about Stevens, a butler in a “grand old English house”. He spent his life trying to be a “great” butler in the service of Lord Darlington. With the death of Darlington he remains in Darlington Hall working for the new owner a rich American, Mr Farraday. It is at Mr. Farraday’s suggestion that Stevens, our narrator, first begins thinking about taking a short trip out into the English countryside, and to see Miss Kenton. Now Mrs. Benn she recently sent him a letter, hinting, Stevens thinks, at her unhappy marriage and her wish to return to service in Darlington Hall. On his journey Stevens reflects over his life and the changes he has seen.