Podcast: And the winner is…

This week we discuss the winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize More »

Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

An incomplete list: No more diving into pools of chlorinated water. No more porch lights with moths fluttering on summer nights. No more trains running under the surface of cities. No more More »

#LockedInABookshop – Kate’s top five picks to read and listen to if you find yourself in the position of the #WaterstonesOne

I’m sure many people will now be aware of the terrible ordeal* of David Willis, the Texan who just popped into Waterstones Trafalgar Square, at around 8.50pm yesterday, to “use the wifi”. More »

Podcast: Station Eleven with Emily St. John Mandel

We’re joined by Emily St. John Mandel to discuss her novel Station Eleven. More »

Booktube video: Ink Drops Unboxing, October 2014

Here’s our latest booktube video – Kate unboxes her October ‘ACE’ subscription box from Ink Drops! Click read more to watch the video, or head to our YouTube channel, http://youtube.com/wordadventures More »

 
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Podcast: And the winner is…

This week we discuss the winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize

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Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

An incomplete list:

No more diving into pools of chlorinated water.
No more porch lights with moths fluttering on summer nights.
No more trains running under the surface of cities.
No more cities.
No more flight.
No more Internet.
No more towns glimpsed from the sky through airplane windows.
No more countries, all borders unmanned.

Day One
The Georgia Flu explodes over the surface of the earth like a neutron bomb. News reports put the mortality rate at over 99%.

Week Two
Civilisation has crumbled.

Year Twenty
A band of actors and musicians called the Travelling Symphony move through their territories performing concerts and Shakespeare to the settlements that have grown up there. Twenty years after the pandemic, life feels relatively safe. But now a new danger looms, and he threatens the hopeful world every survivor has tried to rebuild.

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#LockedInABookshop – Kate’s top five picks to read and listen to if you find yourself in the position of the #WaterstonesOne

I’m sure many people will now be aware of the terrible ordeal* of David Willis, the Texan who just popped into Waterstones Trafalgar Square, at around 8.50pm yesterday, to “use the wifi”. He was upstairs, engrossed in whatever was on his phone (!), for “about 15 minutes”, and when he went back to the ground floor he found the lights were out, the doors locked and the shutters closed for the night. He alerted the world to his appalling predicament** through Instagram and Twitter, and was released at around midnight from his dreadful prison***. This got me thinking – what if I snuck into, sorry, I mean, what if I were locked in a bookshop? What would be my top five books to read and songs to listen to while I waited to be thrown out, sorry, I mean freed…

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Podcast: Station Eleven with Emily St. John Mandel

We’re joined by Emily St. John Mandel to discuss her novel Station Eleven.

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Booktube video: Ink Drops Unboxing, October 2014

Here’s our latest booktube video – Kate unboxes her October ‘ACE’ subscription box from Ink Drops! Click read more to watch the video, or head to our YouTube channel, http://youtube.com/wordadventures

Thanks, Andrew!

Kate’s Birthday Book Bonanza

It won’t come as a big surprise to anyone that I received one or two books as gifts for my birthday. It does help that Rob works for a well-known high street bookshop, of course, but he worked his magic and I got some lovely books, as well as some beautiful non-book presents too! I thought I’d share with you what I opened, so you can see what you think too…

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Marcus Sedgwick and The Ghosts of Heaven blog tour

I’m thrilled to bring you this Q&A with Marcus Sedgwick, to celebrate the release of his new book The Ghosts of Heaven, which was published on October 2nd by Indigo Books, in a stunning hardback edition. My beautiful copy arrived on Monday and I’m really looking forward to reading it, but in the meantime, here’s Marcus to tell you a bit about the book’s key themes, spirals and destiny, as well as the way it’s written, as four interlocking stories…

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Podcast: Gone Girl

It’s the book everyone’s been talking about and now it’s a film!

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Podcast: New Books and an audio extract from No Safe House from Linwood Barclay

Kate and Rob discuss some new books that have caught their eye plus we’ve an audio book extract!

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Podcast: Rich on Pain and Gain

Short and sweet. Ish. Rich sits through Pain and Gain.

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Announcing the #SensibleSeptember Stationery Giveaway, from Ink Drops

I’m sure by now you all know how much Kate loves stationery, so we’re thrilled to bring you a fantastic giveaway, courtesy of Ink Drops, a stationery box subscription and gift box service. As this is the time of year when kids go back to school, we often still get the urge to get organised as adults, so Carla and Anastasia have given us a fantastic #SensibleSeptember goodie bundle to give away to you.

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Young Adult Podcast: Back to school with a twist

Rob’s unwell this week so instead we bring you an extra special YA episode where Kate looks at school stories with a twist!

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Now is the best time to Judge 2000AD for yourselves!

Issue (or Prog as it is known) 1900 of 2000AD arrives next week and it is the perfect jumping on point for new and old readers.

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Podcast: Man Booker Prize Shortlist

Kate and Rob discuss the six books making up this year’s Man Booker Prize Shortlist.

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Podcast: What makes the perfect author event?

It’s been a busy summer full of author signing but this week Kate and Rob try to decide upon what would make their perfect author event.

 

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