Category: Discussion Posts

Ten Interesting Facts About Books / Writers

Posted February 20, 2014 by Brin in Discussion Posts / 0 Comments
Ten Interesting Facts About Books / Writers

Ten Interesting Facts About Books / Writers 1. One out of every eight letters you read is the letter ‘e’. 2. Children’s author Roald Dahl worked as a spy in America during the Second World War. 3. Leo Tolstoy’s book War and Peace is really an epic read, the first published edition consisted of 1,225 pages. Typewriters and printers had not yet been invented when the book was being written […]

Ten Must See Book-to-Movie Adaptations

Posted February 20, 2014 by Brin in Discussion Posts / 2 Comments
Ten Must See Book-to-Movie Adaptations

Ten Must See Book-to-Movie Adaptations in 2014 I am always curious to see book-to-movie adaptations. So many have been disappointments but there have been a few gems here and there so I have never really given up on viewing them even though nine times out of ten I prefer the book – but there is always the exception to the rule. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead I have read the […]

My Mad Fat Diary: A Reflection on Series 1

Posted February 15, 2014 by Brin in Discussion Posts / 4 Comments
My Mad Fat Diary: A Reflection on Series 1

With the second series of My Mad Fat Diary imminently looming (it starts on Monday in the UK), I thought it would be a good idea to reflect on the first series of a show which managed to completely exceed any expectations and waylay any misapprehensions I may have had. My Mad Fat Diary: series 1 blasted onto the air last January. I admit the previews did not make the […]

Joy of Reading in the Winter

Posted February 11, 2014 by Brin in Discussion Posts / 2 Comments
Joy of Reading in the Winter

Joy of Reading in the Winter Well it was snowing here today. I hate the snow (even though it does look pretty). Still,  I do feel that winter is the perfect time to catch up on reading. Nothing I like better than curling up with a cup of coffee (or tea depending on my mood) with a great book. It is the perfect time of year to get snuggled up […]

Favourite Literary Characters: The Fool

Posted February 6, 2014 by Brin in Discussion Posts / 1 Comment
Favourite Literary Characters: The Fool

Favourite Literary Characters: The Fool There have been many literary characters I have loved. Some because I relate to them, some because they make me laugh, some just because they make me feel. I have a whole host of favourite characters that I will probably eventually blog about but no character has ever captured my heart (and my imagination) in the way that The Fool from Robin Hobb‘s Realm of […]