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

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

Wrap-ups

Auld lang syne: Here’s looking at you, 2019.

Heya, nerds! Here’s a fun fact for you: Every year, I religiously write a wrap-up post about my proudest moments of the year. That’d make you think this human construct of the mark of a New Year matters to me, wouldn’t you? In my 25 years of life on this godforsaken Earth, I’ve never stayed…… Continue reading Auld lang syne: Here’s looking at you, 2019.

Book Reviews

Of The Dutch House by Ann Patchett and melancholy realism

I listened to the audiobook of The Dutch House for well over two months. I am quite slower with audiobooks than physical ones, but two months was staggering even for me. But going into it, I knew this was going to be a raw, emotional read that will stay with me forever. Writing about The…… Continue reading Of The Dutch House by Ann Patchett and melancholy realism