Michael Palin

Hemingway Adventure

Author: Michael Palin | Publisher: Orion Books Ltd I’ve always loved Michael Palin’s style. I was an avid fan of his travel documentaries and his books have the same good pacing, sense of humour, and wonderfully vivid sense of place. I must confess, though, I’ve not read a single book by Hemingway. Is that too… Continue reading Hemingway Adventure

Ben Aaronovitch

Rivers of London

Author: Ben Aaronovitch | Publisher: Gollancz Martin gave the body the ‘London once-over’ – a quick glance to determine whether this was a drunk, a crazy or a human being in distress. The fact that it was entirely possible for someone to be all three simultaneously is why good-Samaritanism in London is considered an extreme… Continue reading Rivers of London

Book Nerd Musings

Book Nerd Musings: How Do You Organise Your Bookshelves?

This may be the book nerdiest thing ever, but I saw a very funny post over @Meeghan Reads where she talked about how she organises her bookshelves by colour. I’d honestly never thought about organising anything by colour! What does that even say about me?! It got me thinking… How many ways are there to… Continue reading Book Nerd Musings: How Do You Organise Your Bookshelves?

Mary Norton

The Borrowers

Author: Mary Norton | Publisher: Puffin Classics I only have 10 or 11 books left to complete my Book Dragon Challenge; one of the categories left till last was “a book you hated as a child”, because I really struggled to think of a book I didn’t like as a child! You only really remember… Continue reading The Borrowers

Ben Aaronovitch, David Gilman, Gerald Durrell, Jane Austen, Jen Williams, Mary Norton, Michael Palin, Miranda Aldhouse-Green, Patricia Wentworth, Samantha Shannon

September Haul

This month, I’m going to try and complete my Book Dragon Challenge! I only have 11 books left to cross off my list; since at least one of which has to be a children’s book, it seems pretty do-able. However, I’m also on a strict budget, as we’re moving house at the end of October,… Continue reading September Haul

Brian Jacques, Jen Williams, Michael McClung, Mick Wall, Oliver Jeffers, S.A. Chakraborty

August: Month in Review

In case anyone noticed, I’ve been away for a while. I started a new job, a new side business, summer happened, and our living situation went to s**t. I still read some, but not a lot, and pretty much everything had to take a back seat while I “did life”. While I was gone, surprisingly,… Continue reading August: Month in Review

Sue Perkins

East of Croydon

Author: Sue Perkins | Publisher: Penguin A few years ago I was asked if I'd like to make a documentary on the Mekong River, travelling from the vast delta in Vietnam to the remote and snowy peaks of Tibet. Up until that point, the farthest East I'd been was Torremolinos, in the Costa Del Sol.… Continue reading East of Croydon