Harry Potter And The “Occult”: How Reading Was Almost Ruined For Me

Last week I wrote about how much the Harry Potter books meant to me as a young reader – and to some degree, still does – but this week I’d like to write about how this lovely part of my childhood was placed in jeopardy. As is wont to happen, there are groups of societyContinue reading “Harry Potter And The “Occult”: How Reading Was Almost Ruined For Me”

Book Review: The Country of Ice Cream Star

My name be Ice Cream Fifteen Star. This be the tale of how I bring the cure to all  the Nighted States, save every poory children, brief for life. Is how a city die for selfish love, and rise from this same smallness.  Be how the new America begin, in wars against all hope – aContinue reading “Book Review: The Country of Ice Cream Star”

A New Generation of LGBT YA

April is LGBT-month with LauraPlusBooks and FightingDreamer. Although I am studying VERY HARD (I really am), I wanted to get this post in really quickly. I realised a while ago that I haven’t read that many LGBT books. I’ve read quite a few where a secondary character is LGBT (The Mortal Instruments, Mara Dyer, etc)Continue reading “A New Generation of LGBT YA”

4th Annual End of Year Book Survey

I’m linking up with Jamie from The Perpetual Page Turner for her awesome end-of-year bookish survey. This was hard because I don’t really take note of all these things while reading! But it was also good fun. What would my life be without books? Pretty empty. (The logos I’m using are from Jamie’s original post.)

Book Review: Sister-Sister by Rachel Zadok

Sister-Sister. “One-for-me-and-one-for-you.” In childhood Thuli and Sindi are inseparable, pinkie-linked by a magic no one else can understand. Thuli and Sindi are children of the new South Africa. Now-South Africa, that is alike and yet unlike the one we know. The cities are the same, and the people are the same; even the diseases are theContinue reading “Book Review: Sister-Sister by Rachel Zadok”

Top Ten Beginnings and Ends

I had such a fright when I saw this week’s TTT. I was like, “I’m supposed to know that?!” I’ve never really been the type to take a particular cognisance of a book’s beginning or end. Is that bad? I know that I like or don’t like a beginning or end, but… that’s about it. SoContinue reading “Top Ten Beginnings and Ends”