Tag: reading

Tell authors you like their work

I think you should let an author know when you like their work. Here’s why. When I review a book, I always post my review on Twitter, and very occasionally I’ll tag the author (if I’ve¬†really enjoyed the …

Do you read introductions?

Introductions: you can find them at the beginning of so many books, from novels to poetry to short story collections – but do you read them? In fiction, an introduction is usually written by someone who is not …

Reading year in review: 2017

2017 is over, and I’m proud to say that I read 56 books this year! That’s the basic story, but I’ve got statistics, so if you’re daft for data then come and deep dive with me… The extremes …

On losing favourites

One of the toughest questions you can ask a book-lover has to be: ‘What is your favourite book?’ For most of us the answer is far more complicated than simply naming a title, because our favourites likely change …

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* …