The Great Illusion: An Informal History of Prohibition

Author: Herbert Asbury | Publisher: Dover Publications The Great Illusion is a fast paced, detailed and interesting look at why prohibition came about, and why, ultimately, it failed as an experiment. If you enjoy history, or are interested in the period, this is a must read. Asbury has a compelling tone and the book is…

The Sentinel’s Reign

Author: Suzanne Rogerson | Self-published Having thoroughly enjoyed the first in the series, The Lost Sentinel, I was excited to continue the adventure with The Sentinel’s Reign; and I wasn’t disappointed. You can read my review of The Lost Sentinel here. Classic, character-driven, fantasy, The Sentinel’s Reign picks up right where The Lost Sentinel left…

WWW Wednesdays

I’ve been watching some of my favourite book bloggers do this meme every week, and I love reading their lists. So I thought I’d give it a go! Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. And it goes like this: You answer the “Three Ws”, and then…

The Clash [Book Review]

Author: Martin Popoff | Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group The Clash are a British institution. A little before my time, but everybody knows the hits: London Calling, Rock the Kasbah. They’re part of our history. A generation too late, nevertheless I grew up on them. We all do. And, the author, Martin Popoff, is a heavyweight…

The Lost Sentinel [Book Review]

Author: Suzanne Rogerson | Self-published The Assembly controls Kalaya. Originally set up to govern, they now persecute those with magic and exile them to the Turrak Mountains. Tei, a tailor’s daughter, has always hidden her magic. When her father’s old friend visits and warns them to flee to the mountains she must leave her old…

We : Robot [Book Review]

Author: David Hambling | Publisher: Aurum Press Illustrations: Liron Gilenberg Robots exist all around us. They populate our factories, assist our surgeons and have become an integral part of our armed forces. But they are not just working behind the scenes – impressive inventions such as free-roaming hoovers takecare of your household chores and the…

A Life Less Throwaway [Book Review]

Author: Tara Button | Publisher: Harper Collins Now more than ever, we live in a society where we covet new and shiny things. Not only has consumption risen dramatically over the last 60 years, but we are damaging the environment at the same time. That is why buying quality and why Tara Button’s Buy Me…