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SUDTP20: The piece of experimental fiction I’m looking forward to most.

This blog post is part of the tour for the Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize longlist. On the longlist for SUDTP20 is Meena Kandasamy’s stunning second book, Exquisite Cadavers. The title is obviously a reference to the parlour game by the same name that the Paris surrealists came up with. You may also know it…… Continue reading SUDTP20: The piece of experimental fiction I’m looking forward to most.

Problematic faves

On Susan Pevensie | You did our girl wrong, C.S. Lewis.

Ah, Susan Pevensie. Elder Sister. Queen Susan of the Horn. Eye-roll expert. In a world where characters saw talking animals and the part-human/part-goat fauns and just said “hmm, I don’t see anything odd here,” Susan was the voice of caution, doubt, and common sense. So why did she get the crappiest ending of all the…… Continue reading On Susan Pevensie | You did our girl wrong, C.S. Lewis.

Book Reviews

Genre-bending storytelling in Ken Liu’s The Hidden Girl and Other Stories

I’ve always been a big fan of books that do not conform to any one genre. Their stories are always unique and as a writer, I can see how much flexibility and room the style can offer. Having already read and loved Ken Liu’s Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, it was a given I’d jump…… Continue reading Genre-bending storytelling in Ken Liu’s The Hidden Girl and Other Stories

Book Reviews

Blog tour: When You See Me by Lisa Gardner

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. As a big lover of psychological thrillers and books about police procedure, I’ve been meaning to pick up one of Lisa Gardner’s acclaimed books for quite some time now. This…… Continue reading Blog tour: When You See Me by Lisa Gardner

AuthorsGetLit · Guest posts

BBC broadcaster and author Pam Rhodes on writing without a concrete outline

When I was first reached out to to review Pam’s new book Springtime at Hope Hall, I was immediately hooked. Labelled as a heartwarming community story, it’s no wonder this book immediately got my attention–I do love my stories about families, both blood and otherwise. Pam’s written 12 books so far and all of them…… Continue reading BBC broadcaster and author Pam Rhodes on writing without a concrete outline

Book Reviews

Blog tour: Inexpressible Island by Paullina Simons

I received a copy of this book from the publicist in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Paullina is back with the conclusion to the explosive End of Forever trilogy and I can’t wait to find out how it’s all tied up! This series is about how…… Continue reading Blog tour: Inexpressible Island by Paullina Simons

Book Reviews

Blog tour | Hey, Tweet Cute, I want my wig back.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest reviewer. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Listen. LI-sten. Before we go into how exactly Tweet Cute snatched my wig, we need to discuss my favourite topic of all time–myself. One of my absolute favourite movies is…… Continue reading Blog tour | Hey, Tweet Cute, I want my wig back.

General · Problematic faves

Your problematic fave: Enid Blyton

Like every other bookworm, my love for reading started with Enid Blyton’s books. My first ever novel with multiple chapters in it was from the Famous Five series–a book I still own to this day. I haven’t re-read her books in many years, but I still held her books close to my heart, a testament…… Continue reading Your problematic fave: Enid Blyton