These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things #2: THE LOST CONSPIRACY by Frances Hardinge

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Who’s up for round 2 of These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things? What? You’re gonna have to speak up. I can’t hear you over the sound of all that deafening silence. I honestly don’t read a huge amount of middle grade fiction. Even as a kid I was more inclined to read teen […]

Confessions: I’m A Hoarder

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I’m a hoarder. But before you go thinking Hoarders and Hoarders: Buried Alive (or even chocolates and other sweet things–okay, okay, maybe I do hoard those) I’m not talking the type of hoarding that piles magazines, newspapers, dvds and other miscellany on any surface available. I mean, it is possible that I could be said to hoard books. And probably DVDs, […]

Comfort Reads

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There’s something about reading a favourite book. It makes you feel warm and comfortable and peaceful. It’s the intellectual equivalent to a cup of tea, or sliding between newly washed sheets, or cuddling up in front of the fire on a rainy night. It’s that feeling of contentment. Whether it’s the story, characters, writing style, or […]

Favourite Authors: Patricia C. Wrede

Favourite Authors: Patricia C. Wrede
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I have a Top Three favourite authors.  By necessity it is a fluid top three: how else could I fit in Diana Wynne Jones, Patricia C. Wrede, Steven Brust, Jane Austen, Terry Pratchett, Kate Stradling, Alexadre Dumas, Lloyd Alexander, Lillian Beckwith, Gail Carson Levine, Robert Louis Stevenson and so on?  It crosses most genres (though you might […]

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