NEWS REVIEW 1.3

Cyberspace is filled with plenty of things for book lovers. Every Sunday I will share some of the best things I have found. Just click the links to be swept away, but please remember to come back.


Last Thursday was World Book Day, the day where children all over the United Kingdom dress up as their favourite literary character. My youngest daughter dressed as Wally (known in the US as Waldo, and in France he is Charlie) from those fun Where’s Wally books. My eldest daughter dressed as Liesel Meminger, the main character from The Book Thief.

One child however, hit the headlines here in the UK when he dressed up as Christian Grey,from the 50 Shades of Grey books, complete with cable ties and bondage mask.

Almost as worrying as the boy’s choice of costume was the fact that his mother couldn’t understand why the school banned her son from pictures and ordered him to get changed.

Read the full article and watch a video interview with the boy and his mother on The Guardian website


Kazuo Ishiguro‘s latest release The Buried Giant, has divided reviewers, and his fans because it is a fantasy novel. Personally, I don’t see what all the fuss is about. His last novel was science fiction, and the one before that was a mystery novel, and I am sure it will be at least long-listed for the Booker Prize (as all his novels are).

Read a review of The Buried Giant on The Independent website


Dutch photographer Reinier Gerritsen has been photographing in the New York subway since 2008. Around 2011, he began to notice that something was changing. As each year passed, more and more people were abandoning printed books in favour of smartphones and tablets. (Or Kindles like myself, though it has been known to see me reading a traditional book).

He began to document the phenomenon by photographing people reading books on the New York subway. The BBC has documented Gerritsen’s wonderful art project with this short film.

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Author: 2Dubya

Like most people one day Wesley will die. Until then though, Wesley spends his days drinking coffee, watching the telly,trying to figure out politics and listening to BBC Radio... and on the days he is at work watching trains under the ground. Away from work he putters around in the kitchen, tends to his fish, watches films and occasionally reads a book, or works in his garden. Wesley is also a keen father to his two little princesses, and a slave to his wife.

1 thought on “NEWS REVIEW 1.3”

  1. Saw the story on the boy who went as Christian Grey, you can laugh I suppose, but it is worrying. I am currently reading The Buried Giant, Ishiguro does seem to be playing with genre. Thanks to the link to books at the BBC you provided in an earlier post I discovered they have also provided an audio of The Buried Giant which is amongst the many things on that site have added to my list of things to check out. I was unaware of books at the BBC until I found the link on your blog via book blogs so thank you for that. I will be back, it is always nice to stumble upon a new blog that is worth reading.

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