Holiday boredom-busters

The holiday season is upon us and it's a great time to spend time with some quality books, movies, and music. Here are some titles that will tantalise you with their mystery, entertain you with their storytelling, amaze you with their creativity, and leave you with a sense of satisfaction. We've got Fiction, Audiobooks, Graphic…
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Stacy Gregg interview: “I write for strong, brave independent-minded readers who aspire to be heroes”

Several years ago now, I bought Mystic and the Midnight Ride by Stacy Gregg as a Christmas present for Miss Missy, my daughter. We read our way through all the Pony Club Secrets books as I (and other members of my family) bought them for her as Christmas and birthday presents. Miss Missy quickly become…
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Dracul – viscerally visual

The characters and scenes in this story remain imprinted in my mind's eye. Dacre Stoker's Dracul has not been written like a screenplay but it would make a sumptuously surreal film.  Dracul Dracul is written by Bram Stoker's Great Grand-Nephew, Dacre Stoker, in collaboration with J.D. Barker. The authors' note (p.483) asserts that this is the story that was…
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