Category Archives: books

Favourite Books of 2016

These are in no particular order, and are not necessarily published in 2016, but my favourites of those I read. I read 133 books, and ended up with 16 that I thought really stood out. The Name of the Wind … Continue reading

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My Bookshelves

I have quite a few posts percolating in my mind at the moment, as I haven’t written for a while. In the meantime, go and have a look at my bookshelves, as I’m featured in Simon’s current “Other people’s bookshelves” … Continue reading

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Injury Time

I haven’t been able to type much as I fell down some icy steps and hurt my arm. So instead, here’s a photo of the books I’ve read over the last four days.

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Crime Spree

I’ve been spending a lot of evenings/weekends reading recently, partly because of the constant snow and cold weather, and have got through quite a few books. I’ve always been a fan of crime novels, and have read three really good … Continue reading

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Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

I’d always thought I “should” read Dickens. Which is maybe why I never had. I thought he’d be difficult to read, and tedious, despite having enjoyed various film and TV adaptations over the years. So I was thinking it was … Continue reading

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“‘Ice cream cones are always gettin’ done with. Seems I’m no sooner bitin’ the top than I’m eatin’ the tail. Seems I’m no sooner jumpin’ in the lake at the start of vacation than I’m creepin’ out the far side, … Continue reading

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Top 10 Books I Read in 2012

I’m really pleased to report that I managed to read 80 books in 2012 – I think that’s the most I’ve ever read in a year. Looking at my list, I wanted to pick my ten favourites – not 10 … Continue reading

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