The Snow White Files – by Sonya Black

Do you enjoy fairy tales re-tellings? If so, check out this new book, The Snow White Files, by fantasy author Sonya Black: Brendan Hunter is a private investigator stuck on dead-end cases until seven dwarves show up in his office and offer him a King’s ransom to track down a missing girl. Their description of […]

National Poetry Day – October 8th

Browsing Twitter this morning, I noticed that National Poetry Day was trending. What better inspiration for a blog post! Except … poetry isn’t really my thing. As an adult, I don’t think I’ve ever picked up a book of poetry. I suppose I perceive poetry as hard work compared to reading a book. One feels […]

Magical Books: Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott books were a childhood favourite of mine. Her most well-known book is LIttle Women, popularised more recently by the 1994 film starring Winona Ryder. The film, and many versions of the book, include both the first and second book in the series, Good Wives. The plot follows the adventures of four sisters […]

Books From New(ish) Writers

I meant to be more organised with the blog the last couple of weeks but: Busy Life + Norovirus = No Writing. So, to amuse you all today, I am going to recommend some books written by fellow members of Scribophile, all of which I have read and enjoyed. If you don’t yet know what […]

Magical Books: What Katy Did

I was going to do another post about school stories I enjoyed as a child, and What Katy Did At School fell into that category. But then I got thinking about how I enjoyed the whole series of Katy books. There are five books in the series in total. All five can be found at Project […]

Magical Books: School Stories (part one)

Magical books don’t have to include magic. Just another world to disappear into. Growing up, I was fascinated by school story books. It’s hard to put my finger on why I found them magical, but I think main appeal was that at boarding school you get away from your parents and spend every day and […]