Let’s Make it Visual! Pictures for Book Lovers and Pinterest Love

A collection of pictures from the Bodies in the Library’s Pinterest account to enjoy.

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Confession Time: Sometimes I Don’t Want to Read

Happy April, everyone! I can’t believe we are already four months into 2018. It’s already Spring! It’s supposed to be getting warmer! And my favourite part: Days are longer! It’s been quite some time since I last did a personal update, so I thought I’d share what is going on with my life right now, […]

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Review: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (Raven Books, 8th February 2018) quickly became one of last Winter’s most anticipated books. I saw my Twitter feed flooded with people praising the book and once I learned that it was a modern take on a Golden Age mystery, I knew I had to get my […]

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The Future and the Truth are Female: The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda

  Crime fiction is one of the most political forms of popular literature, and American women authors are killing it (no pun intended) with the likes of Gillian Flynn, Megan Abbott, Laura Lippman being responsible for a new golden age. The reasons for the success of female-authored crime fiction novels are many, but considering the […]

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More for the University of Birmingham: Beyond the Best-Selling Label. Patricia Cornwell and Kay Scarpetta

I mentioned last week I have written some articles for the University of Birmingham’s new and super cool blog on Popular Culture and the second one is already out! This time I talk about one of my favourite writers, Patricia Cornwell and her Kay Scarpetta series. More here  https://blog.bham.ac.uk/poplit/beyond-the-best-selling-label-patricia-cornwell-and-kay-scarpetta-by-elena-avanzas-alvarez/

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New Article for the University of Birmingham: Why we Like Our Crime Fiction Feminist (But We May Have a Hard Time Admitting it)’

As many of you know, apart from working at Bodies in the Library I write for other outlets as well. I was recently invited to do a series of posts on crime fiction for the University of Birmingham’s new and super cool blog on popular culture and the first of them just came out this […]

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Moving Forward: A Gofundme Campaign

Hello everyone! I have some bad news and some goods and since I’m a big fan of being upfront and honest, let’s get down to it: The bad news is that my only computer has decided to stop working on certain occasions. This past week it took me 20 minutes to start it because it […]

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New Year, More Reading: A Personal Update

It’s been a while since I posted a personal update as I have been focusing on reviewing all the fantastic books (seriously, 2018 is off to a fantastic start!) that I got for Christmas and from publishers as well. So, let’s just dive right in! First things first: The She Writes series have come to […]

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Happy New Year

The time has come to wave goodbye to 2017 and welcome 2018. I don’t know where this past year go, but I surely have some great memories (and readings!) from it. Firts things first: THANK YOU! 2017 has been very important for this site as it went from my beloved Books & Reviews to Bodies […]

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7 Crime Fiction Books You Cannot Miss in 2018

Bookish people can’t help it. As 2017 is coming to an end all we can think about is all the new books that we are going to read in 2018. And it doesn’t get better. I have always been an impulsive reader and I only managed to schedule my readings during my English Literature degree […]

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