Weird Lies – Cherry Potts and Katy Darby (eds)

weirdAn anthology of ‘science fiction, fantasy and strange stories’ from Liars’ League, Weird Lies brings together a broad range of styles and themes in an array of delectable morsels. It is well written, well edited and, most importantly, consistently engaging – in short it is an absolute pleasure to read, from cover to cover… READ MORE

Two Adventure Time comics…

fionnaHaving gone through my Adventure Time phase in early 2013, I had forgotten how amazing the series is. Fortunately, these two comics (which I had somehow not read through in the last year despite owning them – I know! What was I thinking.) brought the colourful, magical euphoria that is the AT experience flooding back into my life within moments… READ MORE 

World Food Café Vegetarian Bible – Chris and Carolyn Caldicott

foodThis recipe book is simply gorgeous. Every chapter is based around a different region of the world and opens with an introduction on the culture and traditions of the place, complete with vibrant photos of the authors’ visit to the area (Chris and Carolyn Caldicott spent years travelling around the world to find the best dishes most representative of the different countries’ cuisine, and set up the World Food Café in Covent Garden, London). Similar flavour text is present in the margins around the actual recipe pages, making you feel more engaged with the dishes and countries described, and feeding your enthusiasm… READ MORE

The Fault in Our Stars – John Green

faultI ended up really enjoying this book despite myself.

This is the first John Green book I have read despite having had Looking for Alaska in my possession since around 2008, when I discovered him through his and his brother’s co-run YouTube channel, vlogbrothers. The vlog was great, so when I picked up The Fault in Our Stars I did so with a surge of excitement and anticipation – and then I read the first page and my hopes sank… READ MORE

A Street Cat Named Bob – James Bowen

bobAs another reviewer has already said, this book could do with some further editing – it is at times repetitive (in terms of content and language) and a bit muddled, often using odd punctuation or missing out punctuation marks altogether. Despite this, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I think that, in this case, the story, rather than craft or presentation, is what’s important… READ MORE