Fantasy · Fiction · Young Adult

Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes #1)

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir Published by Razorbill in 2015 Series: An Ember in the Ashes #1 Genres: Young Adult, Speculative Fiction Links: Goodreads, Amazon, Loot.co.za, iTunes, iTunes Audiobook Here is a debut novel (the first in a series) that is a page-turner and definitely worth a read. The story, which starts slow, building characters first and… Continue reading Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes #1)

Article · Music

Music to listen to while reading

Recently I discovered an interesting fact while searching for an answer to a question: is the memory of a book read, which is triggered by the music listened to at the time of reading, a form of synesthesia? It turns out it’s not, it’s called “involuntary memory” and it occurs when cues confronted in everyday life… Continue reading Music to listen to while reading

Fiction · New Weird

China Miéville’s Perdido Street Station

Perdido Street Station by China Miéville Published by Macmillan Publishers in 2000 Genres: Speculative Fiction, New Weird Links: Goodreads, Amazon, Loot.co.za, iTunes, iTunes Audiobook China Miéville is one of my favourite authors, and Perdido Street Station is a triumph. The linguistic complexity of Miéville ‘s writing has me constantly reaching for a dictionary, constantly learning new words… Continue reading China Miéville’s Perdido Street Station