Another thoroughly rousing episode of one of the greatest book to TV show adaptations ever made. Having read the books, I must say that I admire HBO’s ambition; it must have taken some serious courage to sign off on the show after reading the A Song of Ice and Fire (ASIF) series. The thought of [...]
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April 23, 2012
William Shakespeare is heralded as one of the greatest writers to ever put quill to paper. Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London [...]
April 13, 2012
If like me you turn up to an airport as late as possible, making sure you get to the gate just before it closes and no more, then a newspaper or magazine will probably provide you with all the time wasting you require. However what if the plane has been delayed or you have [...]
February 1, 2012
My boyfriend recently got a kindle for his birthday and has found that he is reading twice as much as he did before he owned one. He gently and reluctantly passed his kindle over to me and told me to read a book called The Hunger Games. The Hunger Games, written by American author Suzanne [...]
January 23, 2012
Everyone likes to bring along a good book on holiday, and for some literature fans, the holiday can be all about books. Literary festivals around the world are growing in number and popularity as locals and visitors alike seize the opportunity to meet their favourite authors, explore new destinations and learn about a region’s culture [...]
January 20, 2012
You can’t judge a book by its cover, but fans of Stephen King will certainly want to enter the judging for his latest book’s cover. Publishers Hodder & Stoughton have announced a unique competition (which they claim is a literary first) for entrants to have their faces featured on the cover of King’s latest work, [...]
January 12, 2012
There probably isn’t a fictional detective more popular than Sherlock Holmes. Since his creation by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887 Sherlock Holmes has been written about, appeared on the silver screen and the little screen more times than any other fictional character. The Guinness World Records has consistently listed Sherlock Holmes as the [...]
October 12, 2011
When I was a young teenager growing up, in the somewhat puritanical Highlands of Scotland, I used to love dreaming about being Sal Paradise from On the Road by Jack Kerouac, 1957. I used to imagine roaring along the wide open roads of America in search of that elusive something that would make life more than a mere procession of days on the conveyor belt of life that were my school days – yes, I was one of those teenagers.
September 28, 2011
You may remember that not long ago, I had the great delight of reviewing the last instalment of the Harry Potter film franchise. Well, here I am again and once more I have been afforded the opportunity to write the review of a geek bloggers dreams.
September 22, 2011
Great news for Edinburgh’s wordsmiths – the West Port Book Festival has launched its full programme today! It runs from Thursday 13 – Sunday 16 October all across the Old Town, adding some shiny new venues to the roster.