My power list – female influencers

BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour has revealed its list of 10 female influencers, featuring names such as Nicola Sturgeon, Angelina Jolie and Anna Wintour. It’s a great list, but it got me thinking about the women that influence me. Obviously, my mum tops the list, but as she’s not on social media here are 11…

Top 10 Tuesday (#16) – best books I read in 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish, where the writers, like me, are particularly fond of lists.  This week’s topic is…top 10 books I read in 2013. This is a tough one, since I read a lot of great books, and this list will probably change right…

Book of the month – August 2013

A few days late, but the best book I read in August was…   Noble Conflict by Malorie Blackman was a great dystopian novel, with brilliant characterisations and a great plot (my review here). Go read it if you haven’t! What was the best book you read in August?

The Sunday Post (#20) and Showcase Sunday (#6)

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer, and Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea and inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren. They’re a chance to share news, a post to recap the past week on your blog, highlight our newest books and…

Book review: Noble Conflict by Malorie Blackman

There’s a reason Malorie Blackman has been made Children’s Laureate, and that reason is that she is an excellent storyteller. Noble Conflict is a layered look at a dystopian world where deadly force is not deployed against enemies. Instead, “terrorists” are stunned, and they are always treated well, even getting medical help before Alliance Guardians…