Category: Essays

My road to science fiction

I’ve had a bit of an epiphany in the last few months: I LOVE science fiction. This may not seem like a massive revelation, but I feel like I have definitely, if not hidden my love of science fiction*… Read More

His Dark Materials is my Harry Potter

Last week I said that I don’t fall in love with book characters, but there is one exception that comes close: I fell in love with Lyra and Will in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy. This isn’t news to… Read More

Falling in love with fictional characters

Have you ever fallen in love with a fictional character? It seems that, especially in the world of YA and teen fiction, falling head over heels for someone who doesn’t exist is a fairly common occurrence, and as… Read More

So good, I had to stop reading

“I couldn’t put it down” is common praise for a really good book. It means that the story is so interesting, the characters so compelling that you just have to carry on reading. But have you ever come across… Read More

A Year of Reading: 2016

If you read my Book Awards last week then you will know that I read 68 books last year. But I have a lot more information about my reading than that… Come with me, if you will, and indulge… Read More