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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,

Heidi James Interview

A Conversation with… Heidi James

Welcome to the Heidi James edition of A Conversation With… Heidi James is an award-winning author published by Bluemoose Books. Ahead of the launch of

July 2020 Reading Roundup

July was a curiously diverse month, reading-wise. I tackled a sci-fi epic, an autobiography, the latest YA novel in the Hunger Games series, and a

My Life in Books

[Tag] My Life in Books

Firstly, I’d like to thank Helen at Finally Got Around to It  for tagging me in for this post. She’s a book blogger who enjoys

8 Literary Quotes About Adventure Waldo Emerson

8 Quotes About Travel by Writers

Great literature can transport you anywhere. But if you have the opportunity to do so, traveling is good for the soul. It offers perspective –

Hedgehogs Then

Reflections Upon the Furlough

I’ve been on furlough since the end of March, but on Monday 13th July I’m finally returning to work. Plenty has happened over the course

Reading Roundup June 2020

June 2020 Reading Roundup

The month of June was fairly sparse in terms of reading time, so it’s a very short roundup this time. However, from non-fiction to sci-fi,

Daniel Peterson Interview

A Conversation with… Daniel Peterson

Following my review of The Playmaker Project (spoilers – it’s very good!), Daniel Peterson and I got together to discuss life, his influences, and of course,