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
Ah, the comparison. Like its sibling, the quotation from the famous author, no book cover is complete without some variation upon the phrase, "For fans of", invariably followed by the names of one or two bestsellers. It's an obvious marketing tactic that's probably very good at selling to people who read less often than they'd like … Continue reading Do you find comparisons in book marketing helpful?
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's TTT calls for All Time Favourite Books from the past three years. A lot of my favourites are series, so I'm going to lump each of them together or I'll list three trilogies and already be at nine books. … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday – All-Time Favourites
Technically, at the age of 24, I am a young adult, but the term in bookspeak seems to be used as a rough equivalent of 'teen', and as a grown woman I've gotten looks from people when they find out I've been reading YA, as if it's some kind of dirty secret. Just to get … Continue reading I’m an adult, and I read YA lit
Romance forms a big part of a lot of YA books. And it should; these books are, after all, aimed at an audience who are exploring romantic relationships for the first time. However, the result is often that the teenage characters in these books seem to fall deeply in love at the drop of a … Continue reading The longevity of fictional teen relationships
After reading (and enjoying) Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy, I vaguely recalled that a movie came out recently. I had a bit of a look round to see if I could find any information on it, and found the (inevitable, really) unfavourable comparison to Twilight. Like City of Bones (see my review here) was described in one … Continue reading Twilight did not invent vampires
I've been watching Sherlock recently and, as you'd imagine, this has led me to start reading the stories. I'm only on The Sign of the Four, so I've still got a ways to go; but then, this post isn't really about Sherlock Holmes specifically so much as the relationships between the characters in the TV … Continue reading Sherlock and Watson; Or, Why Mary Never Had a Chance in Fanfic