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47. Everybody Loves Samwise Gamgee


This week join us around the table as we talk about the challenge of writing moral characters.No one seems to like the goody-goody who always does the right thing and everything in life seems to work out for him. 41 more words


Blackie's Corpse | The Entity Part 5

We used to have a dog named Blackie. Now I’ll admit he wasn’t the smartest dog in the world but he could do one awesome thing. 616 more words


Batman's Head | The Entity Part 1

There’s this man. Well he’s not a man. He could be. I don’t really know. I have no basis for calling him a man. He could be a woman. 707 more words


Blog Awards Ireland 2017 • Hello, Shortlist!

I’m so happy to say that I’ve made the shortlist for this year’s Blog Awards Ireland!

Last year, I won in the Book & Literature Blog of the Year category, and although I’m hoping for the top 3 again this year, I’m delighted to be shortlisted and in the company of fifteen fab Irish book blogs. 139 more words


46. Climate Fiction, 'Hot' New Genre


This week we consider the emerging sub-genre of speculative fiction, Climate Fiction. This genre explores how characters feel and react to their changed world. We speculate about authors and films we’ve read and watched to see if they qualify as Climate Fiction. 26 more words


Some quick reviews for some quick reads

Can you Keep a Secret? by Karen Perry

The well written prologue of Can You Keep a Secret? sets the book in motion – Lindsey’s work leads her to the vicinity of Thornbury Hall, the now crumbling ancestral home of the Bagenal family. 618 more words


Book Review: The Break – Marian Keyes

I was insanely excited to get an advance copy of Marian Keyes’ new novel The Break but as it arrived as I was packing to head off on honeymoon I thought it might be safest if I saved reading it until I got home! 365 more words