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


Departing from the novel – does The Hobbit make it work?

Last weekend I re-watched The Hobbit films - I can't wait for The Battle of the Five Armies to come out in December! One thing that struck me when I watched both films for the first time was how much they departed from the source material. While the Lord of the Rings films simplified and … Continue reading Departing from the novel – does The Hobbit make it work?

Fantasy’s Many Sub-Genres

If you're a fan of fantasy, you've probably noticed that fantasy can be broadly divided into two categories, high and low fantasy, and that within those two broad categories there are any number of sub-genres, including historical fantasy, contemporary fantasy, paranormal romance, science fantasy, epic fantasy, urban fantasy and more. And not everyone agrees on … Continue reading Fantasy’s Many Sub-Genres