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I AM READY for the new Philip Pullman trilogy! #hisdarkmaterials #bookofdust #philippullman #fangirl http://www.50ayear.com/2017/02/21/dark-materials-harry-potter/

Last week I said that I don’t fall in love with book characters, but there is one exception that comes close: I fell in love with Lyra and Will in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials tr…

Munnu: A Boy from Kashmir by Malik Sajad  http://www.50ayear.com/2016/10/28/triple-graphic-novel-review/

Malik Sajad was born in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-occupied Kashmir, in Munnu: A Boy From Kashmir is his first book-length graphic novel.

Polina by Bastien Vivès  http://www.50ayear.com/2016/10/28/triple-graphic-novel-review/

Recently my local library updated its graphic novel section, so I loaded up with three big books and got reading. Polina by Bastien Vivès I’ve previously read Vivès’ …

If anyone here likes 'The Picture of Dorian Gray', I've contributed to a coffee table book about it and it's out today! :)  http://tragicbooks.com/picture.html

The Picture of Dorian Gray in Quotes and Nudes. Edited by Isis Sousa, Clare Diston and Celine Frohn. Illustrated by Isis Sousa.

'Keep You Close' by Lucie Whitehouse opens with a woman climbing onto a roof. Someone is there, waiting for her, and they tell her to jump.   Whitehouse has created a tense thriller with some of the shock factor of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl.  http://www.50ayear.com/2016/10/21/51-keep-you-close-by-lucie-whitehouse/

Keep You Close opens with a woman climbing onto a roof. Someone is already there waiting for her, paper in hand, and they tell her to jump.

This week I'm reviewing a book which, though short, packs an enormous emotional punch. 'The Yellow Wall-Paper' by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.  http://www.50ayear.com/2016/10/14/death-and-madness-in-small-packages/

Death and madness in small packages

This week I'm reviewing a book which, though short, packs an enormous emotional punch. 'Undying' by Michel Faber.  http://www.50ayear.com/2016/10/14/death-and-madness-in-small-packages/

Death and madness in small packages

'The Night Bookmobile' by Audrey Niffenegger  It’s time for three more graphic novels, and this time all of the books have been written by women.  http://www.50ayear.com/2016/09/30/3-graphic-novels-women/

3 graphic novels by women

In 'Foundation's Edge' by Isaac Asimov, both the First and Second Foundations must battle against a third, unknown and highly powerful force.  http://www.50ayear.com/2016/09/23/44-foundations-edge-by-isaac-asimov/

The "First" book of the extended Foundation Trilogy and thus the forth novel in the Series by Isaac Asimov

What if all the water disappeared? Would you stay and wait for help? Could you trust your neighbours?  Benjamin Warner's fab thriller 'Thirst' confronts this question, with disturbing results.  http://www.50ayear.com/2016/09/16/43-thirst-benjamin-warner/

Thirst is Benjamin Warner's 'what if' thriller, and it asks the question: what if all the water disappeared?