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Amazon Finally Makes KU Appealing For Novelists

The new per-page payout for the Kindle Unlimited subscription service makes it a much better deal for authors of longer novels.
18th July 2015

Thoughts On The Sieghart Report On Libraries

The Sieghart report on libraries missed its mark by miles. Yet the real cause of the decline of the UK library network is depressingly obvious.
28th December 2014

Personalised Book Recommendations

Answer seven questions and find a book to match your personal tastes.

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Alien Quiz
Discover how well you know aliens in movies and literature.

Robots
This moderately hard quiz features all kinds of cute, sinister and strange droids.

Fantasy Novels of the '00s
Are you an expert on noughties fantasy literature?

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Generators

Fans of random silliness will enjoy the generators in the fiction section. These include generators for fantasy quests, prophecies, science fiction plots, MacGuffins, and characters.


Top 10 classic films

  1. Star Wars: A New Hope directed by George Lucas (1977)


  2. Time Bandits directed by Terry Gilliam (1981)


  3. Terminator 2: Judgement Day directed by James Cameron (1991)


  4. Galaxy Quest directed by Dean Parisot (1999)


  5. Sleepy Hollow directed by Tim Burton (1999)


  6. Starship Troopers directed by Paul Verhoeven (1997)


  7. Stargate directed by Roland Emmerich (1994)


  8. Men In Black directed by Barry Sonnenfeld (1997)


  9. The Mask directed by Charles Russel (1994)


  10. Army Of Darkness: The Medieval Dead directed by Sam Raimi (1993)



Recently reviewed older releases

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Bartimaeus: The Amulet Of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
5 star rating
A young magician summons a djinni to steal a powerful amulet, but the djinni resents being treated as an errand boy and has a few tricks to get even with the upstart magician.
Released in 2003.


29th April 2016

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Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat by Philip Lymbery
5 star rating
An exploration of how the move to industrialised farming has affected animal welfare, human health, and the environment. Taking a global perspective, this book pulls no punches in its critique of intensive factory farming.
Released in 2014.


5th April 2016

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Rip It Up by Richard Wiseman
5 star rating
An exploration of the psychology of action and its effects on our mood, mindset, and habits.
Released in 2012.


2nd April 2016


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Book Reviews

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Magisterium: The Copper Gauntlet by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

4 star rating
Some people seem to believe Callum Hunt is the personification of evil, and the young mage is afraid they might be right. The second novel in the Magisterium series.


27th December 2015

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Sleepless by Lou Morgan

4 star rating
A group of students take a mysterious study drug to help them cheat at their exams. But none of them are prepared for the side effects.


19th June 2015

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Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat by Philip Lymbery

5 star rating
An exploration of how the move to industrialised farming has affected animal welfare, human health, and the environment. Taking a global perspective, this book pulls no punches in its critique of intensive factory farming.


5th April 2016

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Mine To Spell by Janeal Falor

4 star rating
A young woman living in a repressive society struggles to conceal her forbidden magic. The second novel in the Mine series.


19th October 2015

Film Reviews

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens directed by J. J. Abrams

2 star rating
In the seventh instalment of the Star Wars saga, a young woman helps a droid get important information into the hands of the Resistance, whilst a sith lord once again terrorises the galaxy.


24th December 2015


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