Christmas Reads

I love a good trashy novel. One that is shamelessly romantic; has little to no profound life affirming message within it and is just a great read for the train, plane or automobile you might find yourself travelling in. This time of year is great for those books, with hundreds of festive reads to get … More Christmas Reads

A Woman Lost – T.B. Markinson – Review

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to receive a copy of fellow blogger TB Markinson’s debut novel, A Woman Lost to review. Find her blog here http://50yearproject.wordpress.com/tag/a-woman-lost/ A Woman Lost details the life of Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Petrie, a young woman whose voice within the novel (told in first person) is strong, independent … More A Woman Lost – T.B. Markinson – Review

Gabriel at Shakespeare’s Globe – Review

Whilst Shakespeare’s Globe on London’s Southbank is clearly associated with William Shakespeare, the theatre also puts on regular productions of new works and the works of Shakespeare’s contemporaries. A new performance for the summer of 2013 is Gabriel, a raucous romp through some titillating tales of the time, held together centrally by the music of … More Gabriel at Shakespeare’s Globe – Review

Branding.

Recently the Daily Mail published an article slamming the genre of young adult literature they branded “sick lit”. They suggested that novels dealing with dramatic subjects such as depression, terminal illness and suicide are no more than how-to guides to misery for the teens and young adults reading them. Surely society has more faith in … More Branding.