Archive for the ‘Booking Through Thursday’ Category

This week’s Booking Through Thursday’s question is: What’s the biggest book you’ve read recently? (Feel free to think “big” as size, or as popularity, or in any other way you care to interpret.) At about 560 pages, I think Sarah Waters’ Fingersmith would have to be it (just finished it last week). It’s not the biggest […]


Today’s Booking Through Thursday asks : What’s the best book you read recently? After the horror of last week’s The Other Hand, I’ve managed to read two great books this week: Samantha Harvey’s The Wilderness, which is longlisted for the Booker Prize this year, and Antoine De Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince, which is a must-read, I think, […]


Today’s Booking Through Thursday asks: What’s the worst book you’ve read recently? This one is really easy for me, as I just finished writing one of my most negative reviews for this year. I won’t beat around the bush, or faff around, building it up, but I’ll just say it: Chris Cleave’s The Other Hand […]


Which do you prefer? (Quick answers–we’ll do more detail at some later date) Reading something frivolous? Or something serious? Mostly serious. If I’m in the mood for something ‘frivolous’, I normally go for Young Adult/Children’s literature. Paperbacks? Or hardcovers? Hardcovers (although they’re a pain to carry). Fiction? Or Nonfiction? Fiction. Poetry? Or Prose? Read more […]


Booking Through Thursday presents an idea from ‘The Toddled Dredge’: So here today I present to you an Unread Books Challenge. Give me the list or take a picture of all the books you have stacked on your bedside table, hidden under the bed or standing in your shelf – the books you have not […]


This week’s Booking Through Thursday asks: Do you read celebrity memoirs? Which ones have you read or do you want to read? Which nonexistent celebrity memoirs would you like to see? I haven’t read very many, to be honest. Most of the times, it feels like a money-making gimmick. Take some of the footballers in […]


This week, on Booking Through Thursday: One of my favorite sci-fi authors (Sharon Lee) has declared June 23rd Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers Day. As she puts it: So! In my Official Capacity as a writer of science fiction and fantasy, I hereby proclaim June 23 Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Day! A day of […]