Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang

Rating: 4 / 5 stars Format: Paperback Published: 21st May 2015 (originally published 2002) Book Depository | Goodreads Collected here for the first time, Ted Chiang’s award-winning stories–recipients of the Nebula, Sturgeon, Campbell, and Asimov awards–offer a feast of science, speculation, humanity, and lyricism. Standouts include “Tower of Babylon,” in which a miner ascends the fabled tower in […]

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A Closed And Common Orbit by Becky Chambers

Rating: 4 / 5 stars Format: Hardback Published: 20th October 2016 Book Depository | Goodreads Lovelace was once merely a ship’s artificial intelligence. When she wakes up in an new body, following a total system shut-down and reboot, she has no memory of what came before. As Lovelace learns to negotiate the universe and discover who she […]

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My Problem With Bookstagram

I love bookstagram (bookstagram being bookish things on Instagram). I love posting book photos and I love talking to people about books. But there is one thing about it that annoys me. And that is the bookstagram aesthetic. You’ll probably know what I’m talking about. All those lovely flat lays featuring a book along with a fluffy blanket, […]

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Goldenhand by Garth Nix

Rating: 5 / 5 stars Format: Hardback Published: 4th October 2016 Book Depository | Goodreads Lirael is no longer a shy Second Assistant Librarian. She is the Abhorsen-in-Waiting, with Dead creatures to battle and Free Magic entities to bind. She’s also a Remembrancer, wielder of the Dark Mirror. Lirael lost one of her hands in […]

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On the Cursed Child script (and why you shouldn’t read it)

This post does not contain any spoilers but if you have tickets booked or are planning on going to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child it would be in your best interest to not read this post.  I had intended this to be a review of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child script […]

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Illustrated MinaLima Classics

This is a really short post today. I just wanted to tell you about the MinaLima classics. If you haven’t already worked it out I am a little obsessed with MinaLima. That is Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima who did the graphic design work on Harry Potter. They also worked on a bunch of other movies […]

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