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Book Review: Ruby Red (Spoiler)

Title: Ruby Red

Author: Kerstin Gier

Genre: Young-Adult, Romance, Fantasy, Historical, Time Travel

Publication date: May 2011

Pages: 336

Source: E-book

Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5… 708 more words


April Book Haul

My to-be-read pile just keeps on increasing.  I still have hundreds of books on my shelf (physical copy and e-books) that needs to be read and here I am with another big book haul for this month of April. 606 more words


Dead Good Reader Awards launched

The Dead Good Reader Awards has been launched, and need bibliophiles to help select the best crime characters, locations and stories.

Readers are being asked to nominate their favourite titles in six different categories on the Dead Good website: The Lee Child Award for Best Loner or Detective, The Val McDermid Award for Fiendish Forensics, The Reichenbach Falls Award for Most Epic Ending, The Patricia Highsmith Award for Most Exotic Location, The Dr Lecter Award for Scariest Villain, and The Dead Good Recommends Award for Most Recommended Book. 36 more words


Book Haul from Toronto Church Sale

The green book is “Selected poems from the Brownings,” as in Robert Browning! My Last Duchess is in there, and its so great to read it in a book that smells as intoxicatingly old as the poem itself! 43 more words

Personal Interest

Val McDermid and Kate Mosse celebrate Agatha Christie anniversary

Celebrities like Labyrinth author Kate Mosse and Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime writer Val McDermid are joining in the 125th anniversary of Agatha Christie celebrations by helping to find the World’s Favourite Christie titles. 78 more words


Kate Tempest photo acquired by National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery has acquired Dav Stewart’s photograph of poet and spoken word artist Kate Tempest from her debut solo album Everybody Down. 208 more words


Guardian Children’s Books’ eco-themed week

Guardian Children’s Books will be focusing on climate change issues this week. The aim is to celebrate “the positive power of stories, whether dystopian YA fiction, picture books, poetry or classic reads, to bring home what we risk losing – and what we can do about it”. 69 more words