Feature Cover Friday

Dracula by Bram Stoker

It's almost Halloween, so of course this week's Feature Cover Friday has to be something creepy! And so I've chosen my particularly creepy edition of Bram Stoker's Dracula. This book is covering so many bases for me this month! Firstly and most importantly it was this month's Book Club read (we're meeting up on the first Saturday of November… Continue reading Dracula by Bram Stoker

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Feature Cover Friday

Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor

For this week's Feature Cover Friday I've chosen Jodi Taylor's Just One Damned Thing After Another.  I picked up this book at an event at Llandeilo Book Fair with Jodi Taylor and Jasper Fforde in conversation. It's quite a striking cover; I like the simplistic colour theme yet there's plenty of detail going on in there… Continue reading Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor

Collaborative Blogging

Tough Travelling: Minions

Every month, Fantasy Faction explore a different fantasy trope as inspired by Diana Wynne Jones' The Tough Guide to Fantasyland. This month it's minions: Minions of the DARK LORD can be male or female, though he tends to favour males (who seem to be more susceptible to the Evil One’s wiles). They can take many forms: BAD… Continue reading Tough Travelling: Minions

Babbling

“A Million Words: Turning Your Hobby Into Your Career” – Philip R Johnson

Last year, Philip came along to a convention my friends and I organise (I use that term very loosely) called Nerdvana. Having enjoyed himself, he offered to be on hand for the following year, by doing a talk on writing and hosting some form of writing competition. This year, I hadn't forward planned sufficiently to throw… Continue reading “A Million Words: Turning Your Hobby Into Your Career” – Philip R Johnson

Feature Cover Friday

East of the Sun, West of the Moon by Jackie Morris

I managed to completely forget last week's Feature Cover Friday! Whoops! This week, I've chosen to feature Jackie Morris' East of the Sun, West of the Moon - because how absolutely gorgeous is Morris' artwork?! The way the cover has separated the title and author name from the image itself is bold and takes any distraction… Continue reading East of the Sun, West of the Moon by Jackie Morris

Babbling

Book Shop Crawl with Rebecca Thorne-Jones

Something wonderful I've gained from my addiction to Twitter is the awareness of things such as "Hashtag Book Shop Day" with Books Are My Bag; what a wonderful excuse to visit book shops, splurge on books, and maybe even have a cheeky cocktail. So that's exactly what Book Wife (Rebecca Thorne-Jones) and I did! We… Continue reading Book Shop Crawl with Rebecca Thorne-Jones