One thing is for sure, the lucky ones among us are going to get old someday. What better way to celebrate than to take a look at the glorious golden girls from our most beloved books! I've written a rundown of my top 5 favourite older ladies, some of whom are seriously sassy! Olenna Tyrell - A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin She's as ferocious as any lion when it comes to her grandchildren and her house. She even managed to verbally spar with Tywin Lannister, which n
Friendship. It's important, right? Most of us would get nowhere and some of us wouldn't be where we are now without our friends. So which do you think are the most iconic friendships you've come across in novels so far? As a start to this new mini-series of blog posts "5 Best Fictional..." I thought I would kick off with the dynamic duos, those partners in crime... The 5 Best Fictional BFF's (Best Friends Forever) Sherlock and Watson - Sherlock Holmes Stories (Arthur Conan Do
I mean, WHO DIDN’T love the Twilight Saga? I can’t think of a single person on this earth who didn’t… I for one unashamedly enjoyed these books (and the last 2 films), and it doesn’t hurt my pride to say so! I was a massive vampire novel fan in my late teens. This post is for those of you who liked Twilight and wanted to branch out into similar stuff! The Morganville Vampires Series - Rachel Caine This series centres around Claire, an “exceptional” student who explores her ne
On September 27th we turned 4! I was surprised by Amy with this wonderful blog. Thank you! Take a read and then come and visit. - Michael Bookshops are important. There are so many reasons we flock to them - for food, discussions, music, events (or maybe even buying yet another book!) To celebrate The Big Comfy Bookshop's fourth birthday this week, I wanted to gather some thoughts from my friends. (Friends I never would have met, if it weren’t for The Big Comfy Bookshop.) “I'
There are some books that stick with me; it doesn’t matter what else I read, they’re never beaten for the top spots in my memory. I can’t include the 7 that were my favourite from my childhood (because they’re all by JK Rowling) but here are those which helped me through my 20’s and in turn sparked my passion for other books! The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde I know, I know, Oscar Wilde - cliche much? But honestly this is one of my favourite books, probably ever. Just