E-readers; not finishing a book is now a public act of shame


mark 2Technology is definitely changing the way we read and I often listen to audio books as I go about my daily life but I hadn’t given a second thought about the ramifications of this; that data from our reading habits can now be transmitted back to authors and publishers.Continue Reading

The Selection by Kiera Cass; a modern girl’s nightmare


the selectionMy rating: 1 star (out of 5)

The Selection by Kiera Cass is a modern girl’s nightmare. The premise is interesting enough in a Mills and Boon kinda way – the rich prince wants to get married and allows millions of girls to apply to be his princess. A sort of equal-opportunity marriage race in a dystopian disaster. It’s the reason I love YA novels; I can easily suspend disbelief in ridiculous plots if they are well written and plausible in a new-world-order kind of way. Continue Reading