My Reading Ahead Challenge choices so far have at least been set in the real world, but I am also exploring futures that may never be and places that we can’t visit except in fiction, with this anthology of short stories by Cory Doctorow adapted and illustrated as a graphic novel, my third pick for… Continue reading Book Review: Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now
As part of the Reading Ahead Challenge, I’ve been choosing books from our Quick Reads section that whisk me far away to distant places for marvellous adventures. My second book for the challenge is Gold of the Gods, book one of the Mission Survival series, by survival expert Bear Grylls.
Paris for One is my first read in the Reading Ahead Challenge! For more information, check out our blog post here or come and ask in the Information Store.
The team behind The Gruffalo and Stick Man are bringing Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes to the BBC this Christmas! Presented in two parts, the stop-motion animation will feature the voices of Dominic West (Finding Dory) and David Walliams, the author of The Boy in the Dress. In preparation, we look at some of our favourite poems… Continue reading Book Review: Revolting Rhymes
The Hunger Games is a massive phenomenon with the film adaptations making a star of actress Jennifer Lawrence and bringing audiences streaming into the cinemas. Try the original first novel of Suzanne Collins’ series about the most brutal reality TV show ever to see what all the fuss is about.
Cory Doctorow is known as much for his digital rights campaigning as for his fiction, and the two often go hand in hand: Doctorow is one of the best chroniclers of the many facets of digital culture and new media around. His novels address remix and mashup cultures, MMORPGs and ARGs, digital rights, creative commons… Continue reading Book Review: Little Brother
We have three new novels by feminist author Holly Bourne available to borrow from our EXPRESS FICTION section