How long should a good book be?

How long should a good book be?

Something’s been irking me lately when I’ve been trying to write book reviews. It was something I couldn’t quite put my finger on. Yes, characters were fine, the plot was good and pacey. But there was something missing. It wasn’t

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Frightening Five: Stories for Halloween

Frightening Five: Stories for Halloween

Yes, the Friday Five is back, but this time it’s got a spookier feel!

Here are five frightening Halloween stories to send shivers up your spine… read them tonight if you dare!

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Dark Dark Spice Cookies Recipe for Halloween

dark dark spice cookies for halloween

It’s half term, the weather’s damp and dreary and you have two over-excitable children in the house. What do you do? You bake! We got a set of cool Halloween themed cutters recently from TK Maxx and I was looking

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Spooky Symbols: The Wasteland

Marshy wasteland

Find out the significance of The Wasteland in spooky and fantasy literature in the latest of the Spooky Symbols series!

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Book Review: The 100 & The 100: Day 21 by Kass Morgan

The 100 by Kass Morgan

Kass Morgan’s The 100: Heroes meets Lost in a teen post-galactic melodrama that’s ideal for action fans looking for a first taste of sci fi.

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Halloween Crafts: Jam Jar Lanterns

Frankenstein Halloween Jamjar Lantern

I know what you’re thinking – pumpkins make perfectly good Halloween lanterns, so why reinvent the wheel on this one? Well for one thing, you can’t really make pumpkin lanterns too far in advance – they go a bit soft

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Spooky Symbols: The Cauldron

Spooky symbols: halloween look at spooky symbols in books and film

  There’s a chill in the air. The nights are drawing in. And shops across the land are filling up with pumpkins and sweeties. That must mean it’s almost Halloween! So I’m taking a look at some of the symbols

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