After a short break we’re back! Kate and Rob fill you all in on their move to London plus discuss two of the books from the 2015 Man Booker Prize Longlist. More »
**UPDATE** Thank you to everyone who got in touch – all the books which they requested have been put aside and will be posted out as soon as possible, and everything else More »
After a short break we’re back! Kate and Rob fill you all in on their move to London plus discuss two of the books from the 2015 Man Booker Prize Longlist.
**UPDATE** Thank you to everyone who got in touch – all the books which they requested have been put aside and will be posted out as soon as possible, and everything else has now gone to a good home, including Birmingham Library!
As Rob told you earlier, we’re off on the next stage of our adventure to London but that means we’re having to downsize our book collections.
I’ve had a close look at my shelves and been surprised by just how many books I have multiple copies of, which I’d love to go to a good home – you guys! If space permitted, or if I just had one copy in the first place, of course I’d hoard books like a dragon hoards gold but needs must, so Rob has helped me by typing up the following list as I took each book off the shelf.
Exciting times are ahead as Rob and Kate are moving to London!
Ernest Cline entertained and amused us with his nostalgic adventure Ready Player One. Rob reviews his latest book, the intergalactic Armada.
When six-year-old Laurel Logan was abducted, the only witness was her younger sister. Faith’s childhood was dominated by Laurel’s disappearance – from her parents’ broken marriage and the constant media attention to dealing with so-called friends who only ever wanted to talk about her sister.
Thirteen years later, a young woman is found in the garden of the Logans’ old house, disorientated and clutching the teddy bear Laurel was last seen with. Laurel is home at last, safe and sound. Faith always dreamed of getting her sister back, without ever truly believing it would happen. But a disturbing series of events leaves Faith increasingly isolated and paranoid, and before long she begins to wonder if everything that’s lost can be found again…
In June’s YA Edition of Adventures With Words, Kate looks at the four titles in new YA/Children’s imprint Rock The Boat’s launch list, talks about some new books she’s received recently and the last YA book she’s read, as well as paying tribute to outgoing Children’s Laureate, the inspirational Malorie Blackman.
Every book lover has been there – you’re given a ‘bad book’. So what do you do next?
Kate and Rob discuss the Baileys winner, a new James Bond and a Year of Reading Dangerously.
From the author of Trouble comes a new novel about boys, bands and best mates.
Kaz is still reeling from being dumped by the love of her life… Ruby is bored of hearing about it. Time to change the record.
Three days. Two best mates. One music festival. Zero chance of everything working out.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the tornado…
This week, Rob and Kate look at our reading in 2015 so far, to ask if we have a healthy and balanced reading diet, as well as catching up with a listener email on TBRs and what we’ve been reading lately.
In May’s YA Edition podcast, Kate mentions the YA titles from the Pan Macmillan/MyKindaBook Vlogger Evening Pub(lishing) Quiz, and then gives the lowdown on Hot Key Books’ hot titles coming up in the second half of 2015, which she heard about at the recent bloggers’ brunch.