Archive for March, 2016

#FinishItFeb 2016 Challenge Round Up


Personal Target: Finish two series

Books read this week: 1/4

Total books read: One and 1/2

Series completed for challenge: None (up to date with one series)

Faye’s Challenge Update: You can read about how the third week of the challenge went for Faye over on her personal blog (here).While her challenge wrap up can be found here.

General Feedback
Week three, half term week, when as well as I expected. I’m sure that you can surmises from the tardiness of this post that the forth and final week didn’t go much better. Over the last two weeks I have only managed to read about one half of This Shattered World. This has absolutely no refection on the book itself, which I am enjoying as much as I loved the first, this is due entirely to my current reading habits.

I have little opportunity to read paper books. Unlike ebooks, which set to dim are unobtrusive to baby nap/bed times, I am only really able to read paper books in the evenings. Unfortunately my evenings at present are currently filled with work and studying, a situation I don’t see improving in the near future.

While I can’t really say that this years #FinishItFeb has been a success in regards to my physical TBR pile, every year I am amazed at how the act of taking part in this challenge sheds light on my reading habits. This years challenge has confirmed to me that at this time and place in my life, I really need to embrace ebooks and the extra reading opportunities they afford me. Alas, the Starborn trilogy is not yet available for my Kindle ( I had planed to re buy on Kindle to enable me to finish the series sooner) and as such completing this series is going to be a slow but steady affair. Meanwhile I am going to develop the skills I gained during last years challenge of multi book reading over different formats.

How did you find the challenge? Will you be joining us next year?

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Blog Tour: Defender Of The Realm

defenderSuper-villains. Hungry monsters. One kid to stop them all. Meet King Alfie: fourteen-year-old British monarch and Defender of the Realm. Alfie never expected to become king so young. He definitely didn’t expect to become a legendary superhero: the Defender. Which means fighting an ancient secret battle against mega-villains and evil monsters. All while grappling with adoring crowds, paparazzi and minders. Now the terrible Black Dragon is rising. Only Alfie can stop him. Think being a king is just about wearing a crown? Wrong.
Today on Big Book Little Book Mark and Nick share their

Top Ten Fantasy Inspirations

Lord of the Rings

His Dark Materials

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency


Game of Thrones

Neil Gaiman

Artemis Fowl


Stephen King

Chronicles of Narnia

Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler are Emmy and BAFTA-nominated screenwriters best known for writing popular TV shows such as Danger Mouse and Thunderbirds Are Go! To learn more about Mark, Nick and their work check out their website here. Alternatively you can follow,interact and converse with them on twitter. Click here to visit Mark’s twitter accountand here to visit Nick’s

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