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Holocaust Memorial Day

Posted over 6 years ago by phardman with 0 comments

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day. While the world remembers those killed by this tragedy, Literature has made them immortal. And their pain and suffering, something we should never forget. The Holocaust is a dark spot in the history of humanity. It's hard...

Top 10 Reads: London 7/7 & 9/11 - The Events that Shook the World

Posted over 7 years ago by phardman with 0 comments

While I don't like to talk about events like these on their anniversary date, there are some amazing books out there on the subject that are worth a read. Here are my top 10 choices: Yesterday was the anniversary of one of the biggest man-inflicted tragedies...

The Magic of Writing Courses

Posted over 7 years ago by phardman with 0 comments

I've never been keen on writing groups. That was until I signed up for the one provided by Lancashire Writing Hub and They Eat Culture. Once a year Lancashire Writing Hub and They Eat Culture team up to offer a collection of three writing courses to the...

Book Giveaway!!!

Posted over 7 years ago by phardman with 0 comments

It has been awhile since I hosted a giveaway so I thought we should have one to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee! After a whole weekend of celebrations I thought it would be fitting to do a little giveaway to celebrate the occasion. California Girl Chronicles...

The Hunger Games - The Movie & The Book

Posted over 7 years ago by phardman with 0 comments

Branded the next 'Harry Potter', 'The Hunger Games' has achieved great success as a book and now a film adaptation. It has also been criticized for its extreme violence. But how violent is it? Branded the next Harry Potter and Twilight, The Hunger Games...

April - Events for Writers and Book Lovers

Posted over 7 years ago by phardman with 0 comments

Bookish events, competitions, writing groups, Easter events for children... It's all happening this spring. So don't miss out! April is a busy month for writers and book lovers, so don't miss out! Competitions, festivals, writing groups, Easter events...

February - Events for Writers, Music and Book Lovers

Posted over 7 years ago by phardman with 0 comments

There is a lot going on this month for writers, music and book lovers in Lancashire so wrap up warm and enjoy. There is a lot going on this month in Libraries, pubs, creative writing groups and music venues all over Lancashire and surrounding areas so...

New Books On My Kindle

Posted over 7 years ago by phardman with 0 comments

The debate about books going digital is a heated one (read my article about it here). Personally, I love paper books. There is nothing like snuggling up on the sofa with a cup of hot chocolate and a good paperback or the smell of a library, but I can...

Keeping Memories Alive - Remembrance Day Reads

Posted over 8 years ago by phardman with 0 comments

There is no better way to remember the brave men and women who fought for our freedom than to keep their memories alive. These books do just that. We celebrate Remembrance Day every year. But years down the line it is hard to imagine the terror of war...

Manchester and Lancaster - Ready for Literature Festivals

Posted over 8 years ago by phardman with 0 comments

October is a busy month for Literature Festivals, but the two highlights locally are Manchester and Lancaster. October is a busy month for Literature Festivals, but the two highlights locally are Manchester and Lancaster. Manchester Literature Festival...

Win a Copy of Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Posted over 8 years ago by phardman with 0 comments

Hush Hush has been amazingly successful. It has also generated a lot of controversy over stalking, abusive relationships and how bad should bad boys really be. Here is your chance to get a copy and decide for youself what is what. Hush Hush has been amazingly...

Book Towns & Book Festivals

Posted over 8 years ago by phardman with 0 comments

Have you ever heard of book towns? Well... They offer some of the best book festivals going. Click in and read what is available near you. Have you ever heard of 'Book Towns'? No? Neither had I... Until recently. 'Book Towns' are villages or towns, usually...

Last Book Giveaways: 'Trouble on the Heath' and a SIGNED copy of 'Gladius and The Bartlet Trial'

Posted over 8 years ago by phardman with 0 comments

As Summer is fast approaching it's your last chance to win a copy of a fantastic book on the Book Bonanza giveaway or a SIGNED copy of 'Gladius and the Bartlett Trial' as promised during the interview with J.A. Paul. There are also some amazing gift ideas...

An Exclusive Interview with J. A. Paul: the author of "Gladius and The Bartlett Trial"

Posted over 8 years ago by phardman with 0 comments

Children's book writer J. A. Paul is the mind behind "Gladius and The Bartlett Trial" and here is what happened when we got talking. Includes an EXCLUSIVE TEASER from his next book. When I met Jason (J. A. Paul) he was about to launch his Teen novel....

Win a Copy of Melissa Marr's Graphic Novel: "Wicked Lovely"

Posted over 8 years ago by phardman with 0 comments

This week I have something a little different for Book Bonanza. Give it a try! If nothing else, you might discover something new, just like I did. Don't miss out! I am pleased to announce that last week's Book Bonanza winner ("Mennonite in a Little Black...

Win a Copy of "Mennonite in a Little Black Dress" by Rhoda Janzen

Posted over 8 years ago by phardman with 0 comments

A moving true story beautifully written by Rhoda Janzen. Not recommended for young readers. Don't miss the opportunity to win it! Another Book Bonanza giveaway is now due! I am pleased to announce that Sierra, all the way in the U.S., won the copy of...

Win a Copy of "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer

Posted over 8 years ago by phardman with 0 comments

If by some miracle you have not read or come across this book yet, here is your chance to win it. "Twilight" is the chosen giveaway for week 3 of Book Bonanza! It's my pleasure to announce that Rachel Lima , all the way in Brazil, won the copy of James...

Father's Day Gift Special

Posted over 8 years ago by phardman with 0 comments

Looking for something to give the old boy? Here are some ideas. With Father’s Day now looming over us, this is the time I panic and try to find a descent gift. So what are the options? Being a bookworm, a visit to my favourite book shop is in order...

Win a Copy of "Bloody Valentine" by James Patterson

Posted over 8 years ago by phardman with 0 comments

I am giving away a book a week over at www.paulashx-bookreviews.com This is round two. So put your name down and get winning! I am pleased to announce that the winner of last week's Book Bonanza is Natasha Areena all the way in Malaysia!!! Well done you...

Win a Copy of "I am Number Four" by Pittacus Lore

Posted over 8 years ago by phardman with 0 comments

In anticipation for the Summer I will be giving away a book a week over at www.paulashx-bookreviews.com So get winning and happy reading! Fancy winning a copy of book turned movie "I Am Number Four"? Then click here. A new book will be up for grabs every...

eBooks or Paper Books?

Posted over 8 years ago by phardman with 0 comments

With ebooks (digital books) becoming increasingly popular, would paper books eventually get the axe? Join the debate and give your opinion on the "comment" section. This question has generated a lot of heated debates on the internet and other channels...