Isserley spends most of her time driving. But why is she so interested in picking up hitchhikers? And why are they always male, well-built and alone? (Goodreads) Buy the book here My Review My Rating: 5/5 This is one of those books where the less you know going in, the more you will get out.
Here are my Top 5 Historical Fiction books. Let me know in the comments if you agree or what you would add. 5. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel–a young German girl whose book-stealing and storytelling talents help sustain
If you are a fantasy writer, you have definitely come across the hurdle of making a map for your new world. The thing is, you don’t have to spend much time on it to get what you need. Most fantasy writers use their map to plot the sequence of events – the journey – that
Before recently, I had never really read much sci-fi, and by sci-fi I mean Hard Science-Fiction. After reading Foundation by Isaac Asimov (See my review here), I picked up a few more books in the same genre. So, here are the Top 5 Sci-Fi Books That I Need to Read: 5. The Dispossessed by Ursula K.
There are so many independently published authors out there. I have followed/been followed by a few on Twitter over the years and I’ve always looked at their websites, scouring through descriptions and reviews of their books. Today, I had a thought… Why haven’t I read any of them yet? I mean, there have been a
About six months ago, I decided to jump into the deep end and write a children’s book. A few months later, I had written a chapter book full of adventure, friendship, and new worlds. I loved fantasy books growing up, but there was never something like Harry Potter or The Wardstone Chronicles for me to
YA is something I did not get into until I was about 16, but once I’d read The Humans by Matt Haig and Looking for Alaska by John Green, I was hooked! Here is a list of my top 5 favourite YA fiction books (so far): 5. Skellig by David Almond This was technically the
This question receives varied answers all over the internet, but there is one point that remains the same for all cases: Keep it simple! Below is a template that I use when sending submissions to literary magazines. Hope this helps! Dear Editor/s This is short, simple, and polite. If you know the name
5. The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis I grew up reading Lewis’ Narnia series. They carved a path straight through my mind that drove me into new world through the fantasy genre. There is only one book from my childhood that had more of an impact, and it’s next on the list…
This month will be a quiet one for reading. There is not a huge amount of time left when you consider all the deadlines for the end of the university year! Anyhow, I still have a few books to get through. Some have been kindly gifted to me from publishers and others I have bought
5. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs, all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few
For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future–to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds
I am old. That is the first thing to tell you. The thing you are least likely to believe. If you saw me you would probably think I was about forty, but you would be very wrong. Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare
Starting a new writing project can be daunting. Whether it be a novel, short-story, flash fiction, or whatever, I always plan in the same way. Quick disclaimer: this is the method that works for me. There are other ways to plan your writing (I will list some others at the end of this post).
The terrifyingly prophetic novel of a post-literate future. Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage. Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed