We will be discussing The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. There will be a Survey Monkey survey circulated (I know you’re all going to vote on Friday night though so you can all make your choices with a … Continue reading

Bright Books were delighted to sponsor and host S.F. Said’s recent visit to Rochdale as part of the Rochdale Festival of Literature and Ideas. It was a whistle stop tour for SF as we went straight from the train station … Continue reading

Author: Lou Heneghan I came across this children’s novel when I was searching online for ‘Books that Contain Interesting Dogs’. (Not the most common way of choosing a book, I know, but it seems to work for me.) But if … Continue reading

The Hamburgers of Doom by Malcolm Judge  Reviewed by QEGS Telling Tales group (Year 7 and 8) – April 2015   We started to look at the front cover and image first and discussed this in one of our group … Continue reading

We’re delighted to be able to share some book reviews and recommendations that our young customers have written. If anyone would like to do a review for us, just let us know and we may be able to get you … Continue reading

The topics of sexism, identity discovery and gender theory are increasingly openly discussed in homes and schools. For teenage children, quite explicit discussions are appropriate but for younger children it is difficult to pitch the conversations at the correct level. … Continue reading

Free Comic Book Day: An international event held the first Saturday in May every year.   Last Saturday 3rd May was Free Comic Book Day and Rochdale’s very own Graphic Novel shop ‘The Black Box’ celebrated by giving away free … Continue reading

Bone Jack by Sara Crowe Can I just say first of all that I love this book? It scratches that ‘need for a good read’ itch that you get sometimes. I’m not going to outline the plot (although it’s wide … Continue reading

Following on from the previous post on Edinburgh, here’s a little piece about the remainder of my visit. My next author event was rather a personal treat. I’m a huge Neil Gaiman fan, and I’ve been lucky enough to hear … Continue reading

Edinburgh in August means only one thing. Festivals! The key one for me is the Book Festival, and I spent two very happy days in Charlotte Square Gardens eating ice cream, sitting on literary deckchairs while reading, and of course, … Continue reading