My Favourite 5 of 2018

I’m not a prolific reader. In fact most years I’m lucky if I make it through 2 books a month. But in 2018 I set myself the goal of reading more books, even if that meant listening to half of them. So as the year’s end draws near I have read 38 books! This might … Read more My Favourite 5 of 2018

Review Blog – Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

Holy hell this book was good! I’ve been a fan of Mark Lawrence ever since a blogger friend of mine poked me again and again and again to pick up Prince of Thorns. And I’m glad they were so insistent. There’s something of a philosopher poet in the way Mark writes, turning a simple turn … Read more Review Blog – Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

The Best Books of 2017

We’re coming to the end of another year. 2017 is pretty much over at this point, and I beat my reading target. I said I’d read 14 books, and I’ve hit about 20, though 6 of those I can’t talk about yet. 🙁 Next year maybe. I thought I would do one of these “Top … Read more The Best Books of 2017

Review Blog – The Wheel of Osheim by Mark Lawrence

If you keep up with my reviews it will be no secret that I struggled through both Prince of Fools and Liar’s Key. Not because I didn’t like the story, but because I didn’t like the main character, Jalan. So I was trying to decide why it was I continued with the books when our … Read more Review Blog – The Wheel of Osheim by Mark Lawrence

Review Blog – The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence

  Mark Lawrence continues to make my reviewing his books harder with the second in his Red Queen’s War trilogy. What does that mean? Well it means I felt this book has some quite major flaws, it does a few things wrong… but when it does them right it does them RIGHT! So the story … Read more Review Blog – The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence

Review Blog – Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence

  I must admit I keep struggling to sort the review for this one in my head because I keep comparing it to Broken Empire and I really shouldn’t. Bad Rob. So Prince of Fools is set in the world Mark (Lawrence) created with his Broken Empire trilogy. In fact it’s not just set in … Read more Review Blog – Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence

To Be Read 2017 – The Readening

After my last fairly downbeat blog I thought I’d lift the spirits of us all by announcing a number of the books I’ll be reading in 2017. I assume you all care what I read and my rambling musings regarding those books because I have a giant ego and assume everyone wants to know all … Read more To Be Read 2017 – The Readening

Top 5 Reads of 2016

So December has rolled around and lots of people are doing their favourite books of 2016 blogs. And I don’t like being left out. So here are my favourite reads of 2016. Please note not all of these books were released in 2016. My TBR pile extends back into the 1980s! 5. Twelve Kings in … Read more Top 5 Reads of 2016

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