Here's how the TBR Challenge is going to go: I will write a post at the beginning of every month, outlining the books I intend to read. I will be writing reviews and recommendations of every book that I do read. I will also do a wrap-up post at the end of every month, showing … Continue reading 2015 TBR Challenge: January Intro
I have a lot of books to get through, so much so that only one shelf of my floor to ceiling bookcase contains books I've actually read. But sometimes, when you have such a vast selection to choose from, it can be very difficult narrowing it down. And then it becomes very easy to just … Continue reading Preparing for 2015’s TBR Challenge
My good friend Laura is organising The Great TBR Challenge of 2014 and I am going to try and make the most of it! My bookcase is cram-packed full of books I need to read, never mind all the ones on my Kindle. They may not be taking up physical room but they still need … Continue reading The Great TBR Callenge 2014: Intro Post!
NB: Spoilers are avoided where possible but please be aware that some may slip through or be unavoidable. Let Me Off At The Top! My Classy Life and Other Musings by Ron Burgundy (Century, 2013) Synopsis: The world's most trusted and beloved television News Anchor, Ron Burgundy, pulls no punches in Let Me Off at … Continue reading Thoughts On: Let Me Off At The Top!
NB: Spoilers are avoided where possible but please be aware that some may slip through or be unavoidable. Apocalypse Now Now by Charlie Human (Century, 2013) Synopsis: Baxter Zevcenko's life is pretty sweet. As the 16-year-old kingpin of the Spider, his smut-peddling schoolyard syndicate, he's making a name for himself as an up-and-coming entrepreneur. Profits … Continue reading Review: Apocalypse Now Now
So, here is the book that I appear in (page 162-163, if you're lookin'!) and I received it in the post yesterday and read it straight through in one go. It's getting good ratings on Amazon and Goodreads which I am pleased about because of the cause but I find that people aren't really saying … Continue reading Review: The Art of Deduction
An absolutely fabulous book. If you are in any way an Arthur Conan Doyle fan then I cannot recommend this book enough. It is one of his earliest works, presumably never intended for publishing seeing as he had ample opportunity to do so himself, and yet it still retains the fun and tight narrative that … Continue reading Review: Dangerous Work
Only a short review this time round: Everyone knows the characters and the story but I must admit it wasn't quite what I had expected. I liked the story well enough and enjoyed reading about the characters but I think the style of writing threw me for a curve more often than I was comfortable … Continue reading Review: Treasure Island
I was fortunate enough to attend a talk held at my local library (Portsmouth Central) regarding the newly published "The Narrative of John Smith"; Arthur Conan Doyle's first novel which was initially lost in transit to his publisher and never made it to print. The talk was part of the Portsmouth BookFest that is currently taking … Continue reading Arthur Conan Doyle’s Unpublished Novel
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (1892) Synopsis: A collection of twelve stories revolving around cases of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson; including the appearance of the oft portrayed and mentioned female criminal, Irene Adler. Review: *Seeing as how this book actually consists of twelve different cases, I'm going to do things … Continue reading Review: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes