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21 10, 2017

Book of The Week: Mort(e)

2017-10-21T11:55:59+00:00 October 21st, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

Mort(e) by Robert Repino   Sebastian is a house cat who loves this neighbour Sheba, a beautiful dog. He also loves his family until things start to change. The father becomes paranoid and dangerous, the mother and children more cautious and afraid. But Sebastian too is changing, growing in both body and understanding. Sebastian gains [...]

14 10, 2017

SKETCHY REVIEW #3 • Poe’s Tales and Poems

2017-10-14T13:03:10+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Categories: News|

There are few names that loom larger in the darkness of horror than Edgar Allan Poe. In the Macmillan Collector's Library edition of his Tales and Poems, his sway over all as a storyteller is completely indisputable. As the author of the first modern detective stories, it's a fair conclusion to draw that Poe's own [...]

14 10, 2017

Book of The Week: everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too

2017-10-14T11:32:15+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: |

everyone's a aliebn when ur a aliebn too by Jomny Sun   How best to describe this book? It is a necessity for dreamers; an illustrated manual for understanding the human condition written in the language of your inner child - a pensive exposé on whimsy, told through the gentle and unapologetically uncomplicated mind of [...]

7 10, 2017

Book of The Week: Origin

2017-10-07T12:13:51+00:00 October 7th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Staff Picks|Tags: |

Origin by Dan Brown   I just finished Origin this morning, and - I have to say - this is classic Robert Langdon! The twists. The turns. The gasps. The "OMG I need my Gaudi reference books" panic. This is a completely rollicking read. Origin is a fast-paced mystery, and I just loved every single [...]

30 09, 2017

SKETCHY REVIEW #2 • Strange Practice

2017-09-30T11:33:54+00:00 September 30th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Sketchy Reviews|Tags: , , , |

London is in a state of unrest, our medical practitioners are overworked, and the world seems to grow more grim by the day. If this all naturally culminates in a society of underworld figures hiding at the fringes of mundane life, dabbling in dark magic and advanced science, Vivian Shaw's Strange Practice called it first! [...]

30 09, 2017

Book of The Week: The Impossible Fortress

2017-10-07T12:12:05+00:00 September 30th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Staff Picks, Teen|Tags: |

The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak   Sometimes we face the fortress in our own minds, sometimes it is a computer game, and sometimes it is a local shop that stocks both computers and Playboy magazine. If you’re a fourteen year old boy in 1987, the Impossible Fortress is a combination of all three and [...]

23 09, 2017

Book of The Week: Oi Cat!

2017-10-07T12:09:58+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Kids, News, Staff Picks|Tags: |

Oi Cat is the Independent Booksellers Children's Book Of The Season! This children's picture book is ridiculous in the very best way. A hilarious and totally silly story about animals and on what/whom they should sit depending on what rhymes with their species - you'll find alpacas on cream crackers and armadillos on soft pillows, [...]

16 09, 2017

SKETCHY REVIEW #1 • The Hate U Give

2017-09-30T11:59:43+00:00 September 16th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, News, Sketchy Reviews, Staff Picks, Teen|Tags: , , , |

Welcome to our new biweekly column! In SKETCHY REVIEWS, we will be reviewing and celebrating some of our favorite books - giving you a treat for the mind and the eye, with our signature "only-a-little-nonsense" approach. Without further ado...   The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas gave me, conversely, zero hate. What it did [...]

16 09, 2017

Book of The Week: Thornhill

2017-09-16T10:19:37+00:00 September 16th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

Thornhill by Pam Smy   When people tell stories, do they always tell them to their fullest extent? Pam Smy does. Thornhill is a beautiful, frightening, and mesmerizing Children's Book - and not only does it include delicate and atmospheric illustrations, but the entire story is told through them. Narrated by entries found in a [...]

9 09, 2017

Book of The Week: This is Going to Hurt

2017-09-09T11:59:30+00:00 September 9th, 2017|Categories: News, Non-Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay   Doctors see more in a day than most of us see in our lifetimes. They are also apparently funny, feeling, and incredibly dedicated. Well, they rather have to be, given how appallingly they are treated by politicians (always) and patients (more often than fair). Junior Doctors [...]