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…

Why Mummy Drinks [Book Review]

Author: Gill Simms | Publisher: Harper Collins Welcome to Mummy’s world… It is Mummy’s 39th birthday. She is staring down the barrel of a future full of people asking if she wants to come to their advanced yoga classes, and polite book clubs where everyone claims to be ‘tiddly’ after a glass of Pinot Grigio…

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…

Blog Ahead

I keep thinking I should do a “challenge”, or a tag, or something. Everyone else is doing it, right? And I do love reading the posts – they’re so much fun. So, in that spirit… I came across “The (Mini) Blog Ahead“. Andie at It’s A Reading Thing posted about it, I checked it out…

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…

Holiday #TBR Choices…

I’m about to head off to Switzerland for the weekend, and, of course, need a book to keep me company. Is it even a holiday if you don’t have a book with you? Hell, is it even a Thursday?! There are a ton of things on my TBR, but I’m currently torn between two: The…

Happy Little Bluebirds [Book Review]

Author: Louise Levene | Publisher: Bloomsbury It is September 1940 and Evelyn Murdoch, a translator from the Postal Censorship department, is uprooted from her home in wartime Woking and transferred to Hollywood. She is to assist a mysterious British agent in his attempt to outwit the Los Angeles German delegation and boost the British propaganda…

Distant Mirror [Book Review]

Author: Barbara Tuchman | Publisher: Penguin One of the more interesting books I have read recently, A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century (the full name of which I will not be using again, because, no disrespect, but it is longgg) attempts to synthesise a broad range of influences (religion, death, disease, family life, war,…

The Psychopath Test [Book Review]

Author: Jon Ronson | Publisher: Picador What if society wasn’t fundamentally rational, but was motivated by insanity? This thought sets Jon Ronson on an utterly compelling adventure into the world of madness. Along the way, Jon meets psychopaths, those whose lives have been touched by madness and those whose job it is to diagnose it,…