• Discussion Post

    Favourite books of 2013 – July to December

    So back at the beginning of July I wrote a post about my favourite books of the year up to that point. Since then my reading has suffered in quantity but thankfully not quality and I have more 2013 favourites to share with you. Reading has died down because of stuff going on in my offline life, I have been working two jobs while applying for more, trying to see friends and family more and it would appear as I get older there are more weddings and things to go to! I am behind schedule for my 2013 target of 175 books, currently on 163, but I’m hoping I can…

  • Book Review,  Reviews

    Tinder – Sally Gardner & Illustrated by David Roberts

    “Once in a time of war, when I was a soldier in the Imperial Army, I saw Death walking. He wore upon his skull a withered crown of white bone twisted with green hawthorn. His skeleton was shrouded with a tattered clock of gold and in his wake stood the ghosts of my comrades newly plucked. half-lived, from life. Many I knew by name.” When Otto defies death on the battlefield and is separated from the amry he was forced into he thinks his dangers are over. However lost in the forests of land unknown he can sense the presence of a beast others seem not to be able to,…