The Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

I love a bit of reflection and this year has passed way too quickly for my liking. So what better way to force myself into the present then to do a little exercise! Question 1 – The best book you’ve read so far in 2017 A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman. I honestly didn't … Continue reading The Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag


In Cold Blood – Truman Capote

Rating:  8.5/10 Review: I have been wanting to read this novel for a very long time. Everyime I would look at the library stocks, inevitably the book would be out for loan. It is one of those novels that still, despite the years that have passed since it was released, inspires a kind of morbid … Continue reading In Cold Blood – Truman Capote

Child 44 – Tom Rob Smith

Rating: 7.5/10 Review: On 14 February 1994, Andrei Chikatilo was escorted from his prison cell to a soundproof room  and executed by a single shot behind his right ear. What had this man done to warrant such a punishment? We have all heard of "Jack the Ripper', but there was another ripper in history that … Continue reading Child 44 – Tom Rob Smith


Nod – Adrian Barnes

Rating: 8/10 Review: I found out last night that my brother's baby boy was about to arrive. You can't even imagine my excitement. The first of a new generation. Another little person in the family to mix things up. As luck would have it, I found this out at about 10:30pm and the excitement of … Continue reading Nod – Adrian Barnes


Fool Moon – Jim Butcher

Foreword: To all of my readers, I hope that you have a wonderful holiday period. No matter where you are in the world, I hope you take some time to relax and focus on yourself. Rating: 5/10 Review: Do you ever have that uncanny feeling that you have done something before? I get it often. I’ll be … Continue reading Fool Moon – Jim Butcher


To Read – Christmas List

It's been a while since I've felt that burning need to consume and devour books. I think a big part of my sudden surge in motivation is that I have been switching between reading formats. Sometimes I use my Kindle and sometimes and I like to feel the pages between my fingers. I do think … Continue reading To Read – Christmas List


His Last Bow – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Foreword: A smart person probably would have reviewed the first of this series. A smart person. Rating: 6/10 Review:     Truly, there is nothing quite like the homoerotic tension between Sherlock and Watson. When I really think about what drew me into this series, I don't think it was the writing, the setting or the crimes. It … Continue reading His Last Bow – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle