Category Archives: Lists

LIST: A mixed bag

Inspired by watching Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon mucking about in Italy (in The Trip to Italy, filmed by Michael Winterbottom), I tried this team’s entertaining adaptation of ‘The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy’, A Cock and Bull Story … Continue reading

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LIST: Books to read

I’ve recently finished Thumped, sequel to Bumped, by Megan McCafferty, The Pendragon Legend, by Antal Szerb (thanks to Chris at calmgrove for that recommendation!), and Jasper Fforde’s third in the Last Dragonslayer series, The Eye of Zoltar, all of which … Continue reading

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With just having finished The Hydrogen Sonata, I now realise that I’ve read all of Iain M. Banks’ novels (as opposed to his other incarnation’s works, of which I’ve read only three). It’s something of a saddening experience to think … Continue reading

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Reading in 2012

Well, despite what might be implied by my complete failure to post any reviews during 2012, I was still reading. Good news was that I retrieved most of my books from storage at the end of 2012 (after almost six … Continue reading

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2011: The year in books

I read a few more than 147 books in 2011, since some of the more frequent re-reads did not make it to my official list. Of these, 31 were re-reads: not a bad percentage, for me. As any reader who … Continue reading

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LIST: Lacuna (not the Barbara Kingsolver book)

Apologies for the long gap in my posting – I’ve been overseas on and off since September and not feeling much inclined to review books (though I read quite a few last month, though hardly any so far in November). … Continue reading

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I don’t read a lot of short stories, and some writers are better than others in creating their worlds, but it’s a form of fiction which I do enjoy. I haven’t read any stories by some of the acknowledged masters … Continue reading

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Review of 2010 in books

I started the ‘Book A Week’ challenge on the Chaletian Bulletin Board in 2009, which certainly did a lot for my reading of ‘new’ books. For 2010 I aimed for one hundred books over the year, but didn’t manage to … Continue reading

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Currently to be read – 5th October

When I have some spare time, I’ll write up some more reviews. In the mean time, this is what’s currently on my to-read list. Currently causing delays in the schedule is The Jewel in the Crown, which is taking time … Continue reading

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Miss Silver detective novels (list)

Grey Mask The Case is Closed Lonesome Road Danger Point (aka In The Balance) The Chinese Shawl Miss Silver Intervenes The Clock Strikes Twelve The Key The Traveller Returns (aka She Came Back) Pilgrim’s Rest (aka Dark Threat) Latter End … Continue reading

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