Ask The Reader: Katie

Personal Details Age: 29 Occupation/ hobbies: Software Development Manager, photography, crochet, walking Would you describe yourself as ‘a reader’?: Lapsed Favourite Genre: Fantasy Favourite book/ books/ authors: Trudi Canavan & Brandon Sanderson (especially Elantris) Favourite childhood book: Northern Lights and Harry Potter Length of To-Be-Read Pile: Approx. 10 Section One a) What was the lastContinue reading “Ask The Reader: Katie”

The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins

I was fortunate enough to read The Hunger Games before I watched the films – I remember seeing the trailers and hearing people talk about it, but the chatter that surrounded the films coming out really did not do The Hunger Games justice for me. While I realise that ‘The movie wasn’t as good asContinue reading “The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins”

Ask The Reader: Laura

Personal Details Age: 25 Occupation/ hobbies: Cardiac nurse, hanging out with my dog, recently gardening Would you describe yourself as ‘a reader’?:  Absolutely not Favourite Genre: If factual-morbid-career type books is a genre, then that one! The challenge is finding an author who knows a specialist topic and can write well too – harder toContinue reading “Ask The Reader: Laura”

Book Review: The Queen’s Fool, by Phillipa Gregory

The Queen’s Fool is one of my favourite Phillipa Gregory books (I have quite a few favourites of hers actually), set after the death of Henry VIII it follows the succession dramas that unfold when childless king Edward VI dies and his two sisters Mary and Elizabeth must fight to be recognised as his heirs.Continue reading “Book Review: The Queen’s Fool, by Phillipa Gregory”

Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini

This book has been sat on my bookshelf for so long that I am no longer entirely clear how it got there. All I know is that it has survived many purges of the bookshelves over the years with the premise that when I do read it, I’m sure it’s going to be good. ThisContinue reading “Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini”

Book Review: The Little Tea Shop Of Lost And Found, by Trisha Ashley

Have I ever mentioned to you, my lovely readers, that I quite like Trisha Ashley books? I wasn’t entirely sure if I had, so I thought I had probably better write another review for you, just in case you were interested… (You can find the other two here Book Review: The Christmas Invitation by Trisha AshleyContinue reading “Book Review: The Little Tea Shop Of Lost And Found, by Trisha Ashley”

Ask The Reader: Matt

Personal Details Age: 44 Earth years. I prefer to use Martian years though, I’m then 23. Suits my maturity level better. Occupation/ hobbies: No occupation. Hobbies include gaming, archery, shooting nerf darts at children (usually my own children) and reading. Would you describe yourself as ‘a reader’?: Yes. Also “A watcher” Favourite Genre: Fantasy. ThrillersContinue reading “Ask The Reader: Matt”