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Lauren Hough vs The World

Lauren Hough Vs The World

Book Twitter is no stranger to drama. However, this latest bout reveals deeper issues relating to the power dynamic between author and blogger. For those

Seven of the Best Gifts for Book Lovers

7 of the Best Gifts for Book Lovers

*This article contains no affiliate links – Tales from Absurdia is not monetised. All bookish gifts are my own recommendations!* One of the great things

We Need to Talk About Pewp

No, the new parent life hasn’t driven me bonkers. Hear me out. Pewp is a children’s book, written and illustrated by Kenton Blythe and Nathan

Stuck at Home Book Tag (1)

[Book Tag] Stuck at Home Book Tag

As we head into the final quarter of the year, the Stuck at Home book tag seemed like a great opportunity to reflect upon the

August 2020 Reading Roundup

The August 2020 Reading Roundup saw me read quite possibly my worst novel of the year. I also finally fell in love with Philip Pullman’s

The Enduring Humanism of The Martian

Why the Martian is a Humanist Story

* This article contains major spoilers for The Martian.   The Martian, written by Andy Weir, is a fantastic piece of fiction. It’s well-researched, witty,