American Gods – Neil Gaiman [Books]

I originally read American Gods years ago, but since seeing the first series of the TV show I wanted to reread it. Listening to the full cast audio version via Audible seemed a good way of getting reacquainted with the story.  As I’ve said before, I’m really enjoying the full cast audio productions, and American GodsContinue reading “American Gods – Neil Gaiman [Books]”

iZombie, Vol 1: Dead to the World [Books]

Once I’d finished reading this, I checked out the Netflix series. If you’ve only experienced either the series or the graphic novel, be aware – they are completely different. Even the names of the characters are changed – Gwen in the graphic novel, Olivia in the series. So far I’ve only seen two episodes ofContinue reading “iZombie, Vol 1: Dead to the World [Books]”

New York City in 1979 – Kathy Acker

I wanted to read this book as part of my research for a future WIP. I thought this might help me get an idea of New York, specifically perhaps the alternative culture in New York during the end of the 70s. Instead, New York in 1979 is a short, snapshot-type look at a few different ‘characters’.  I’veContinue reading “New York City in 1979 – Kathy Acker”

Twisted Tales: So This Is Love – Elizabeth Lim [Books]

Yep, it’s another Twisted Tales book, so far one of my favourite ever series. I really hope these books keep coming, because I will definitely keep reading. And the next cover has just been revealed – Unbirthday, an Alice in Wonderland tale. So far my favourite is Reflection, but I think this takes the second top spot.Continue reading “Twisted Tales: So This Is Love – Elizabeth Lim [Books]”

How To Write Your First Novel – Sophie King [Books]

I am a big lover of writing craft books. I read a lot of them, and I read a variety. Many have interesting tips, great advice, and can be written really well. Unfortunately, How to Write Your First Novel is not one of them. This book is for absolute, complete beginners. The problem, I think, isContinue reading “How To Write Your First Novel – Sophie King [Books]”

April 2020 Reading Wrap Up – Part Two [Books]

January  / February / March Part 1 / March Part 2 / April Part 1 Welcome to my April Reading Wrap Up, Part 2! Like March, I read a lot in April. 18 books in total. I’ve hit a little bit of a reading slump in May, so hopefully May’s Wrap Up won’t need 2 partsContinue reading “April 2020 Reading Wrap Up – Part Two [Books]”

April 2020 Reading Wrap Up – Part One [Books]

January / February / March Part 1 / March Part 2 I am not doing great at getting these up in a timely way. Ah well. April was another month in which I finished a lot of books, which means this is going to be another two parter. April also saw me complete my 2020 Reading Goal, whichContinue reading “April 2020 Reading Wrap Up – Part One [Books]”

Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds [Books]

Yep, another Audible Drama. Going into this, I expected something…different. I really should have read more about this version before getting it. What I wanted was, essentially, an audio version of the musical, though I suppose that would technically just be the album then, wouldn’t it? Anyway. That aside, and putting away my disappointment atContinue reading “Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds [Books]”

Sangre: The Wrong Side of Tomorrow -Carlos Colon [Blackthorn Book Tours]

Blurb The Story of a Reluctant, Undead Vigilante. The harrowing saga of Nicky Negron’s tortured soul continues as the inner and outer demons shadowing Newark, New Jersey’s undead vigilante have no intention of letting him rest in peace. Knowing his paranormal existence can only lead to complications, Nicky tries not to draw too much attentionContinue reading “Sangre: The Wrong Side of Tomorrow -Carlos Colon [Blackthorn Book Tours]”

Shades of Magic, Volume 1: The Steel Prince – V.E. Schwab [Books]

I’ve mentioned it before, but I really am such a huge Schwab fan. I’m slowly making my way through her books, and have so far not been disappointed by a single one. The Shades of Magic series is definitely one of the best fantasy series’ I’ve read in a long time, and the ending ofContinue reading “Shades of Magic, Volume 1: The Steel Prince – V.E. Schwab [Books]”