Wolf Island by L. David Mech: Book Review

Wolf Island: Discovering the Secrets of a Mythic Animal by L. David MechMy rating: 3.5 of 5 stars In Wolf Island, wolf expert L. David Mech reminisces back to his first time studying the wolves residing in Isle Royale in Lake Superior as a young researcher in the late 50’s. The author was lucky enough…

To Hold Up the Sky by Cixin Liu: Book Review

To Hold Up the Sky by Liu Cixin My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars When The Three Body Problem was published in an english translation, SFF fans were immediately enamoured by Cixin Liu and his fascinating imagination that flirted with both the possible and the far-fetched in equal measures. In this anthology the reader will…

Night of the Mannequins by Stephen Graham Jones: Book Review

Night of the Mannequins by Stephen Graham JonesMy rating: 2.5 of 5 stars Stephen Graham Jones’ Night of the Mannequins is an homage, a “love letter” as he calls it, to slasher horror movies of the past – and present. It starts with a group of teenagers one of who works at a cinema. Sawyer…

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters: Book Review

It is always a wonderful feeling when you pick up a book and slowly realise that it is good, that is is really good. So good in fact that you feel like you haven’t read something like this in a while. A book which gives you great faith in the abilities of the writer whom…

Noumenon by Marina J. Lostetter: Book Review

In an article of the most recent Interzone magazine, British writer Aliya Whiteley discusses science fiction as a genre that does not follow key scenes and expectations like one would expect in genres like romantic comedies or heist movies. She writes for example, a heist movie inevitably includes a planning sequence, and a meeting of…

Books I want to read before the end of the year

With the days becoming progressively shorter and colder, reading in bed has never felt a more enjoyable and relaxing activity than it does in wintertime. The last month of the year is almost upon us giving me the opportunity to wrap up my reading goals for 2018. Which are the books I want to read…

24in48 Readathon: Reading Plan

Just a few hours from now, one of my favourite readathons begins. The 24in48 hour readathon is quite a challenge. As the name suggests, the goal is to complete 24 hours of reading within a 48 hour period. Readers are encouraged to use a timer to record their reading time and to participate on the…

Book Haul: Summer in Greece Ebooks Edition

You know, I used to be one of those people who praised the beauty of holding a physical book in their hands, fumbling with real pages and using actual bookmarks when the time came to close the book and succumb to the seductive powers of sleep. But, having attempted to travel from Groningen to the…

Summer in Greece TBR

I arrived in Athens a week ago and I am proud to say that this time I only brought six books with me. Okay, it turned out it was seven. Plus my kindle. The weather requires reading under the cool protection of the air conditioner, preferably with a cold drink next to me. These are…