General Interest

A review of the Snugg Live Wire Blue Flowing Light Charging Cable

Snugg Live Wire Blue Flowing Light Charging Cable for iPad mini: Image 1

The lovely people at Snugg have very kindly sent me a blue light charging cable to further accessorise my iPad mini (for which they gave me a beautiful new case a month back). The charging cable is compatible with my iPad mini, featuring a Lightning Connector to USB connection. The blue light flow shows battery […]

My iPad mini’s beautiful new case

Snugg iPad mini leather case in balck.

Running a fantasy book review website is very much a labour of love. It is never going to make me wealthy and early retirement is looking increasingly unlikely. So if something good comes my way I make sure that I grasp it with both hands. And so when an email arrived the other day from […]

Scholastic looks to promote next big thing

The U.S. publisher of Harry Potter will premiere a highly ambitious series with a mystery ending. “The 39 Clues” is a planned 10-volume set about young Amy and Dan Cahill and their worldwide search for the secret to their family’s power. The first book, “The Maze of Bones,” is written by Rick Riordan of “The […]

Tikatok – where kids channel their imagination into stories

There is a website called that allows toddlers and tweens to write, illustrate and publish their own stories. Sharon Kan and partner Orit Zuckerman, both mothers of two, launched the site in March 2008. Membership to the web site is currently growing at more than 300% a month. Adora Svitak is ten years old, […]

Times Online run The Wind in the Willows competition

The Wind in the Willows illustration

Vintage Classics are looking for a young artist to create an original illustration inspired by The Wind in the Willows. Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows is celebrating its 100th birthday and needs a new cover. The competition is open to UK residents between the ages of seven and twelve on the 25th of […]

Wolf Brother: the movie

The movie version of Michelle Paver’s highly successful fantasy novel Wolf Brother was first scheduled for a 2007 US release but news has been think on the ground since. Encouragingly though is the fact that Ridley Scott’s name is still attached to the film, due to be distributed by 20th Century Fox. In getting Ridley […]

Fantasy books amongst the list of best selling books

JRR Tolkien and JK Rowling have written books that are amongst the list of the best selling books of all time. The list, topped by The Bible covers all genres and if fantasy readers ever felt that they were amongst a minority then this shows that they couldn’t be more wrong. I have listed below […]