Word of the Day – Gamine

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Gamine (adj) ga-meen (of a girl) attractively boyish. Late 19th century: French, feminine of gamin (see gamin). (more…)

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Hilarious Honest Book Titles from ‘Story of My F*cking Life’

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Story of My Fucking Life has been creating hilarious (but fake) honest book titles since March 2017. Their snarky, cringe-worthy, and relatable titles range from embarrassing moments we all experience, to…

This fantasy writer has no time for literary snobbery!

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A fantasy writer has tweeted a scathing response to US talk show host Bill Maher's condescending rant about comic book fans. The New York Times Bestseller, Catherynne Valente, took to…

British Book Awards Reveals Shortlist for Independent Bookshop of the Year

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We all love an independent bookshop and thankfully the UK is still full of these little treasures in almost every town. The British Book Awards, or Nibbies, has revealed the…

Two Tie-In Books Coming for Good Omens Adaptation

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You can’t have failed to hear the news that Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, has been adaptation by the BBC and Amazon Studios. Neil Gaiman is heavily…

Little Miss Inventor Joins the Mr Men/Little Miss Collection

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The Mr. Men books, illustrated and written by Roger Hargreaves have been a hit with children since 1971 when they were first published and the collection was later increased to…

On the Come Up Playlist

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Angie Thomas’ On the Come up was released this month and is her second novel, following the success of The Hate U Give. On the Come Up returns to Garden…

Hilarious Honest Book Titles from ‘Story of My F*cking Life’

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Story of My Fucking Life has been creating hilarious (but fake) honest book titles since March 2017. Their snarky, cringe-worthy, and relatable titles range from embarrassing moments we all experience, to…

How Many Books Can You Read in a Year? Take the Test

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We all know reading is about quality not quantity but with so many books on the TBR it’s great to be able to power through them quicker than most. According…

Tumblr has a seriously hilarious obsession with Harry Potter

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Tumblr is absolutely stuffed full of fandoms sharing their obsessions, observations, and frustrations. There is a group of fans for every television series, movie franchise, graphic novel, and all kinds…

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Quiz! Ruth Rendell – Titles Missing Words

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To celebrate thriller writer Ruth Rendell’s birthday on February 17th, this quiz uses 20 of her bestselling titles – each with a word missing.   (more…)

Quiz – Missing Numbers

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20 book titles all with a number in them. Simply choose between the two numbers to complete the title.   (more…)

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