Review: As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti

The premise of this novel drew me in right away: it is set in a town where everyone gets one wish, and it is guaranteed to come true. The topic of wishing usually brings on a sense of ‘ah, if only’! How many people would turn down the genie in a magic lamp offering them … Continue reading Review: As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti

You’ll never know unless you try

I don’t know why I struggled so much with this writing challenge, as I am always collecting quotations that inspire me. However, when I think about the best advice I’ve ever received, the line that kept coming to mind was: ‘You’ll never know unless you try.’ My mum says it a lot, and it’s a … Continue reading You’ll never know unless you try

Thoughts on the Paper Towns film

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFGiHm5WMLk I’m going to talk freely about the film and book, so spoiler alert! (Of course, if you haven’t read the book or seen the film, this post isn’t going to mean anything to you.) I enjoy when movies start by lifting lines from the novel. It makes me feel like I’m psychic. Nat Wolff … Continue reading Thoughts on the Paper Towns film

Review: ‘The Age of Miracles’ by Karen Thompson Walker

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker is about a young girl and what happens in her life when suddenly the earth begins to slow. Hours of daylight increase, hours of darkness increase, and soon the clocks are completely out of sync with the earth’s natural day. I love a good dystopian novel and … Continue reading Review: ‘The Age of Miracles’ by Karen Thompson Walker

Clare Fotheringham MSc? Yes, that’ll do nicely…

For the last 9 months, Lauren and I have been busily working away towards our MSc Publishing degrees. As number 12 on my list of 13 goals, I thought it particularly fitting to let you know what we've been up to! As well as attending the London Book Fair earlier this year (read Lauren's post … Continue reading Clare Fotheringham MSc? Yes, that’ll do nicely…

Review: ‘Fish Change Direction in Cold Weather’ – Pierre Szalowski

It's about time I reviewed my February book since I read it about three weeks ago. The book was Fish Change Direction in Cold Weather by Pierre Szalowski. (Possible spoiler alert.) It has a gorgeous cover, which is one of the first things that attracted me to it, along with the odd title and the … Continue reading Review: ‘Fish Change Direction in Cold Weather’ – Pierre Szalowski