Tag: romance

50. ‘The Essex Serpent’ by Sarah Perry

Reading The Essex Serpent made me realise that I love a very specific genre: a rebellious woman scandalises a Victorian-esque society by tramping around the countryside looking for a semi-mythical, dragon-like creature. (I told you it was very specific.) This …

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 …

65. ‘The Improbability of Love’ by Hannah Rothschild

A couple of weeks ago I talked about book covers, and I said that romance books with curly writing and silhouetted women are not my thing. Well, I’d better eat my words, because here is a book that …

Gender-swapped covers

They say ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’, but everybody does. In fact, that’s what book covers are for: to give you an idea about what’s inside so you can decide whether you want to read it. I …

3 graphic novels by women

It’s time for another triple graphic novel review, and this time all of the books I’ll be reviewing have been written by women (two by the same woman, ‘cos she’s pretty great). It’s always nice to celebrate women …