Added to Wishlist
- Six Wakes – Mur Lafferty. Clones! That’s all you need to know, surely?
- Chasing Embers – James Bennett. Dragons seem to be having a bit of a moment in urban fantasy at the moment and I am all for it.
- The Song From Somewhere Else – A.F. Harold & Levi Pinfold. I don’t really gravitate towards books that deal with bullying, but this sounds like a charming and beautiful take on a trope.
- The Secret History of Twin Peaks – Mark Frost. The perfect way to fill time until the new series arrives.
- Shadow Run – AdriAnne Strickland & Michael Miller. This cover draws me in. There’s not much to it but it seems to promise so much. The blurb’s not bad either 😉
- New Pompeii – Daniel Godfrey. I actually skipped right past this on a couple of blogs because I’m not a fan of the cover at all. I mean, I see what they were going for, but it’s not a great result. Having finally read the blurb, I’ve changed my mind completely and am now really looking forward to reading it.
Articles of Note
- ‘The Challenge Is To Provide For Everyone’: The National Trust Under Fire. I’ve always been fascinated by the National Trust. I’ve enjoyed some great days out at their properties, but they never seem to be able to embrace that they are, at heart, a deeply political organisation.
- The Way I See It: Living With Partial Blindness. It’s come to me very slowly that a lot of blind people retain some level of vision. BBC Scotland recently made a great video about the messages the types of canes blind people use are supposed to send to sighted people, something I’d never realised before.
- Donal Ryan Wins Dublin Book Book Festival’s Book Of The Decade. I honestly can’t recommend The Spinning Heart highly enough.
- Best Star Trek Books. There are so many Star Trek books I haven’t gotten around to using which is both exciting and daunting.
- RTE’s Documentary On Homophobia In Football Was An Uncomfortable But Vital Watch For Fans. Well look at RTE there, all grown up and producing challenging documentaries.
- Comedian Al Porter Showed His Antidepressants On TV And Has Spoken Out Against Stigma. And they’re letting people be open about depression.
- 17 Times The Rubberbandits Were Just Really Fucking Funny. That Brexit joke, man <3
- NASA Astronaut Launching Today Will Be The First Woman To Command The ISS Twice. Cool. Also cool that Thomas Pesquet will be the tenth French person in space. Or ‘only’ the tenth as everyone is reporting. As if France has its own space programme and those ten astronauts haven’t had to compete with a massive pool of people across the EU to get up there.
- Art of DC Comics Bombshells: ‘Sexy’ & ‘Powerful’. I love the DC Bombshells line, and this is such an interesting look at how sexy doesn’t meany slutty/demeaning to women.
- Point Horror: 25 Years On, Let Us Praise A Forgotten ’90s Craze. There have been a surprising amount of articles like this on mainstream sites lately (this is the third I’ve read), but this is the first one that doesn’t scream ‘THESE BOOKS ARE TERRIBLE, BY THE WAY!’. I was a vorcaious Point Horror reader when I was a teenager, and I still collect (and read) them today. They’re nowhere near as complex as today’s YA books, but that doesn’t make them bad.
- Maeve Kelly: Fighting For Women And Writing About Them. I’ve not come across Maeve Kelly before but she sounds like a genuinely amazing person, I’m definitely going to have to read some of her books.
- Christmas Cake: We Have You Covered. I have a confession to make – I don’t like traditional Christmas cakes. At all. But I really want to because I love the tradition of it, and the effort that goes in to making something non-alcoholic as alcoholic as you can possibly make it.
- Chocolate Gingerbread Men With Candy Canes. So cute! Even if you don’t bake, click on the link because, seriously, they’re adorable.