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.
Kate and special guests Simon, Gav and Darran are still on their quest to conquer Action Castle, guided by Rob (pardon me, the C64), with some bookish recommendation and occasional silliness along the way, but will they succeed? Part 2!
Rob and Kate are joined by special guests and occasional cohosts Simon, Gav and Darran for a Christmas Day adventure game, some slightly bawdy banter and, as always, some bookish chat and recommendations – part 1…
This week, we’re looking forward to the imminent festive break by planning our reading for Christmas 2016 – Rob and Kate pick (roughly) three books each to recommend.
This week, we have some of your feedback on comfort reads, and Kate and Rob head to the cinema to see Fantastic Beasts and A Monster Calls.