It’s a time for celebration as it’s just been Rob’s birthday! Time for a bookish bonanza!
Kate and Rob are enjoying a much needed holiday this week so with snow falling in the UK we thought we’d bring you a cold book! Here’s us talking about The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey from November 2012.
This week on the podcast, Rob and Kate talk about giving books as gifts.
I always feel like Autumn is a great time to read some classic literature. I think it’s something about the golden leaves, the mist, and the last rays of sunshine, which makes me nostalgic. My favourite classics are those by the Bronte sisters and Jane Austen, and it’s a privilege to be working for a publisher – Vintage – who’ve created some beautiful editions of Jane Austen’s six novels, and Charlotte, Anne and Emily’s best known works. So, I thought I’d take a few pictures and share them with you too.
On the podcast this week, Rob and Kate discuss their favourite books to film adaptations.
As well as taking the time to chat to us about Railhead and his other work, Philip Reeve has written this fascinating blog post about the Spindlebridge, which forms a key part of the story of his new book. As a science fiction fan from a young age, I found Railhead a wonderful adventure and a very interesting take on space travel, and this article gives a bit more insight, without any spoilers, into the world of Railhead and the amazing way in which the characters travel.
This week, we’re very pleased to welcome Philip Reeve to the podcast, talking about his new book Railhead, published by Oxford University Press Children’s Books, and more…!
We tell you about the events we’ve been to at London Literature Festival, including the Young Adult Literature Weekender, as part of Kate’s birthday treat, and chat about some of the new books we’ve been sent in the last couple of weeks.
It’s always great to be able to champion a great book, but even better to do that in aid of a good cause. Waterstones have launched #BuyBooksForSyria, teaming up with a host of publishers to offer a huge selection of books on sale at full price in their shops, with 100% of that price going to Oxfam’s Syria crisis appeal. They’ve also been reaching out to bloggers who might have a favourite or be able to recommend one of the titles on the list, and as soon as I saw The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, I knew I had to share my review of the Chaos Walking trilogy with you again. Read on, and if you like the sound of The Knife, you can head to your local Waterstones branch to buy a copy. You can even click and collect to make sure it’s there waiting for you…
This week, we catch up on some of the new books we’ve been lucky enough to receive recently for review, as well as what we’ve been reading lately – and for once, we’ve both stuck to the rules and picked three books each!
This week, we discover what actually made the Man Booker Prize shortlist, and Rob and Kate reveal the four spontaneous purchases they made when they popped into Hatchards on Saturday for a look around and couldn’t resist leaving with some goodies…
In a marathon episode, Rob and Kate settle in to discuss what they thought of the samples they read from the Man Booker Prize longlist 2015, in addition to the two novels they’ve read in full – A Little Life and A Spool of Blue Thread.
It’s a topical one this week – Rob and Kate talk about whether books and reading can be a force for good in the light of recent events, and give you their thoughts on what they’ve been reading lately – Goldfinger by Ian Fleming and Trigger Mortis by Anthony Horowitz for Rob, and Unbecoming by Jenny Downham for Kate.