BLOG ARCHIVE FOR August 2016

  • POSTED ON: August 30, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Books
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    Books

    6 fantasy locations you would never want to go on holiday to

    By Antonio

    6 fantasy locations you would never want to go on holiday to One of the main reasons we all love fantasy novels is the ability of our favourite authors to conjure up a new and vibrant world for us to explore. We often wish we could visit these places from our favourite books, I mean, who hasn’t wished they could explore the expansive magical grounds of Hogwarts or sit back and smoke some pipe-weed in the Shire with our hairy-footed friends? MORE
  • POSTED ON: August 26, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Film, Friday Favourites, Television
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  • POSTED ON: August 25, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Book Covers, Stephanie Garber

    Books

    Cover reveal: Caraval by Stephanie Garber

    By Fleur Clarke

    Cover reveal: Caraval by Stephanie Garber In January we publish Caraval, Stephanie Garber’s debut novel about a magical game where nothing is as it seems. Magical books deserve magical covers, and it’s time to reveal all… MORE
  • POSTED ON: August 23, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Books, Film, Television
    TAGS: Stephen King

    Books, Film, Television

    Five Stephen King books to read if you love Stranger Things

    By Anne Perry

    Five Stephen King books to read if you love Stranger Things Netflix’s Stranger Things is a feast of gorgeous, 1980s nostalgia-soaked visuals, themes and imagery.  But what should you do once you’ve rewatched the show for the fourth time and binged on the soundtrack? Stranger Things was inspired in part by the work of Stephen King. King’s 1980s legacy looms large over Stranger Things, from the King-like title sequence to the way characters are brought to life to the show’s very themes. King has always loved writing about small-town kids on the verge of adulthood dealing with extraordinary problems and learning valuable lessons along the way. In today’s post, we have selected five King titles for Stranger Things fans to add to their reading list… and don’t forget, there are many, many more to enjoy! MORE
  • POSTED ON: August 19, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Film, Friday Favourites
    TAGS: Film, Film; Film Review;

    Film, Friday Favourites

    Friday Favourites: Comfort Films

    By Anne Perry

    Friday Favourites: Comfort Films There are favourite films and best-of films, but at the end of the day the only films that count are the ones you turn on when you need something to make yourself feel better – maybe you’re hung over and need to lose yourself in something familiar, or maybe you’ve got the evening to yourself and want to spend it with an old (filmic) friend. These are comfort films, and today Anne’s going to talk about a few (and only a few) of her favourites. MORE
  • POSTED ON: August 18, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Books, Fun Stuff
    TAGS: Paul Crilley

    Books, Fun Stuff

    The Poison City Soundtrack

    By Paul Crilley

    The Poison City Soundtrack What I really want to do is direct. No, not really. Looks like too much hard work. But I do love movies. Like, really love them. So I like to cast my books and make soundtracks for them. I thought it might be fun to put the soundtrack for Poison City up here so that if anyone wants to listen as they read, or indeed laugh at my taste in music, then you can. Yes, I am that old fogey who thinks 90s music is better than the crap we get nowadays. Also, get off my lawn you kids. MORE
  • POSTED ON: August 16, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Film
    TAGS: Review

  • POSTED ON: August 12, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Books, Friday Favourites
    TAGS: Dogs, Friday Favourites, Paul Crilley, Poison City

    Books, Friday Favourites

    Friday Favourites: Favourite Dogs from Fiction

    By Anne Perry

    Friday Favourites: Favourite Dogs from Fiction To celebrate the publication of Paul Crilley’s wonderful Poison City, which features the unforgettable trash-talking, sherry-drinking, attitude-having demon dog Dog, we’ve listed a few of our favourite fictional dogs. Some are from beloved books from our childhood (Old Yeller! Sniff.) some are from more recent favourites (*glares at Patrick Ness*) and all are equally lovable. MORE
  • POSTED ON: August 9, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Books, Fun Stuff, Television
    TAGS: Game of Thrones, Helen Keen

    Books, Fun Stuff, Television

    Extract: The Science of Game of Thrones

    By Fleur Clarke

    Extract: The Science of Game of Thrones Can you really kill someone with molten gold? Is it possible to crush a person’s head with your bare hands? How do dragons have sex? These are the questions that keep Hodderscape up at night. Luckily, comedian Helen Keen has the answers to some of Game of Thrones’ greatest conundrums. MORE
  • POSTED ON: August 5, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Friday Favourites
    TAGS: Games

    Friday Favourites

    Friday Favourites: Fantasy Games

    By Ranvinder Singh

    Friday Favourites: Fantasy Games Fantasy has spawned countless board games and video games. Countless boards, dice, maps, pens, notes and cards have been broken, scratched, and lost in playing fantasy roleplaying games. Numberless are the number of cartridges, cassettes, CD’s and lines of that have carried a fantasy-inspired game. They’ve made that difficult, often degrading transition from the pages to other medium, and in the process have defied the norm and created some the most stunning and downright fun videogames and board games. MORE