Literary Linking 26/04/15

This week The Independent ran an article asserting that most authors don't even make minimum wage from their craft. I find this particularly interesting in light of recent criticism from authors over the Green Party's inclusion of a maximum fourteen-year copyright term in their platform. If, like me, you find it disconcerting how many people write … Continue reading Literary Linking 26/04/15


The Orphan Queen, by Jodi Meadows

Jodi Meadows' The Orphan Queen has everything I look for in a book: political intrigue, magic, supernatural threat, and kickass heroines. Wilhelmina, or Wil, is the heir to the throne of the conquered kingdom of Aecor, and a member of the Ospreys, a group of children and teenagers who escaped after their country's destruction. She … Continue reading The Orphan Queen, by Jodi Meadows

Top Ten Tuesday – Favourite Authors

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is all-time favourite authors. Aside from the obvious problem of distilling more than two decades' worth of reading into only ten favourite authors, as I've thought about this post I've realised there are, broadly-speaking, two different ways in … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday – Favourite Authors

A Darker Shade of Magic, by V. E. Schwab

Despite what you may think, there's more than one London (and, no, I'm not talking about London, Ontario). There are four, all occupying the same space in parallel universes, and Kell is one of the last people gifted with the magic to travel between them. In A Darker Shade of Magic he joins forces with pickpocket … Continue reading A Darker Shade of Magic, by V. E. Schwab