Are you helping independent book sellers to survive? Do you shop with your local independent book sellers? Or do you go online or to a larger retailer where you can get new releases for less? You wouldn’t be alone. In the last twenty years around a thousand independent book shops have closed down, struggling to
“Love knows not distance; It hath no continent; It’s eyes are for the stars.” It’s lucky that I’m a fast reader. I joined a book club, even though I have to find time for working and looking after a toddler. “The Seven Sisters” was my latest book club read. Of course, I was busy, and
My latest read: “Strange the Dreamer” “It was impossible, of course. But when did that ever stop any dreamer from dreaming?” I want to tell you about some of my favourite books. I read this recently and I love it! “Strange the Dreamer” is a fantasy novel written by Laini Taylor, whose previous work
Books vs eBooks: which side are you on? It feels like an everlasting argument – books or eBooks? I know that some people will say that you can’t really enjoy a book if you’re looking at a screen. Others will tell you that eBooks are the only practical way to go. I visited the London
A bruising year dominated by political and economic uncertainty, terrorism and tragedy has, publishers say, kickstarted a new trend they have have branded “up lit”. In contrast with the “grip lit” thrillers that were the market leaders until recently, more and more bookbuyers are seeking out novels and nonfiction that is optimistic rather than feelgood.
“I knew, in the silence that followed, that anything could happen here. It might be too late: again, I might have missed my chance. But I would at least know I tried, that I took my heart and extended my hand, whatever the outcome. “Okay,” he said. He took a breath. “What would you do,
“Are you happy with your life?” Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.” In this