The Mechanical is a piece of speculative fiction which tells of an alternative history in which the Netherlands have unlocked the power to bring clockwork to life using alchemy. The last stronghold against the empirical might of the Dutch is Marseille in the West, home to the King of France in exile. Playing her part… Continue reading Review: The Mechanical – Ian Tregillis
Hey Everyone and Happy New Year! Praise be that 2017 is over with! What an absolute bloody nightmare! We're all here now though and ready to embark on new challenges whilst also having our sanity mauled by the pressures of modern life. Hoorah! I've taken a little bit of time to reflect on what I've… Continue reading New Year, New Book Goals
Hey guys! Happy Writing Wednesday, I hope all those participating in Nanowrimo are surviving and thriving under the pressure! Today, seeing as your probably drowning in your own word count I thought I'd share with you some of my favourite tips from famous authors and wise humans that might help you in your future writing… Continue reading Writing Wednesday: Writing Advice
I've been tagged in the Fall Book Tag by the wonderful Krista and Dawlyn @littleblindbookfinds The rules: • Please link back to me, Bionic Book Worm, as the creator of this tag!! I want to see your answers!! • Use the graphics – if you want 🙂 • Have fun The Power by Naomi Alderman… Continue reading Fall Book Tag!
I've been looking forward to sinking my teeth into this book since I first spotted it's shiny, red, propaganda style cover. The novel has stormed the book charts, snapped up the women's prize for fiction and been hailed a modern triumph in the press. Flipping gender power dynamics in a sharp twist of narrative, Naomi… Continue reading Review: The Power – Naomi Alderman
Fahrenheit 451 takes us into the heart of a world where knowledge has been outlawed. People are consistently brainwashed by giant tv screens fitted to the walls in their homes. Everyone is desensitised, conversations are sound bites and books are banned. The story follows Montag, a fireman who's role is to root out books and… Continue reading Review: Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
Welcome to another fun filled and cheerful Writing Wednesday! I’ve pulled together some weird and wonderful ideas and topics from around the internet to help give everyone a mid-week writing boost. Whilst these ideas might not work for everyone I hope they might provide a little bit of inspiration and encouragement to practice your skills.… Continue reading Writing Wednesday: Death in the Family