We’ve been taking a bit of a break from the podcast but we’re happy to say that not only will it be back next but we’ve also decided to return to its original weekly format! We’re both looking forward to [Read more]
In Frogkisser! Garth Nix returns with his very own modern fairy tale, starring Princess Anya, who, with her loyal dog, must embark on a terribly important (capital Q) Quest to acquire the ingredients for a reversal lip balm, the vital item [Read more]
Sebastien de Castell make his YA debut with Spellslinger, published in the UK by Hot Key Books. Spellslinger, as de Castell mentions on the book’s Goodreads page, is the first in a planned six-part series. Existing fans will be pleased [Read more]
As the UK has a Bank Holiday weekend for May Day, Kate and Rob have been using the time to sort out their bookshelves, and they’re also looking forward to hearing the winners at the British Book Awards (or ‘Nibbles’) [Read more]
This week, Kate chats to author Ayisha Malik, author of Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged and The Other Half of Happiness, about her novels, characters, inspirations, and what she’s writing next.
Occasionally there are books that garner an extraordinary level of hype in the book community and then deliver on that hype, one hundred percent. The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas’ debut novel, inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement in [Read more]
This week, Rob and Kate discuss the new film adaptation of Julian Barnes’ Man Booker winning novel The Sense of an Ending, as well as talking about what they thought of the book itself.
Rob and Kate are back from their podcast break. For their first episode back, they’re updating on what they’ve been up to while they’ve been away.
On Monday 20 February, Kate and Rob went along to the William Heinemann Hutchinson Windmill 2017 Fiction Showcase to hear from some great authors about their new books…
On Saturday 18 February, Kate joined lots of lovely bloggers, the Stripes YA team and some fantastic guests for a YA showcase, to hear about some of their wonderful upcoming books for 2017…
Happy publication day to The Scarecrow Queen, the final installment in Melinda Salisbury’s fantastic trilogy which began with The Sin Eater’s Daughter. I loved – devoured? – that book and the follow-up, The Sleeping Prince, in a few days and [Read more]
A lot of people have been searching for a book to make sense of the world in the last week, and 1984 by George Orwell has soared up the charts. What people looking for tips may not realise is that [Read more]
This week, Rob and Kate are reviewing – pretty much spoiler-free – the first two award-contender films they’ve seen, La La Land and Manchester By The Sea. They also chat through the book post they’ve been lucky enough to receive [Read more]
There are some fantastic books set to be published in 2017, Kate is looking forward to reading quite a few already. Here are a selection she’s adding to her TBR and hoping to share her thoughts on, over the coming [Read more]
Happy New Year from Rob and Kate, and welcome to 2017! Recorded on December 31 2016, we look back over the strange twelve months that made up 2016 and pick our books of the year.