Wow! Powerful, gritty, and insightful.

Full five stars for this one.  Please note/ The following is a long analysis, containing SPOILERS, so if you have yet to read the book it may be worth reading this review after, rather than before. ‘We need to talk about Kevin’ by Lionel Shriver Even the title reflects the lack of communication and openness between Franklin and Eva, concerning Kevin. This is a powerful … Continue reading Wow! Powerful, gritty, and insightful.

Craven Manor by Darcy Coates. Horror/fantasy with an easy-to-read style.

Rate: 3.5.  If you want a deep psychological book, or scary horror this may not tick the boxes.  However, it is a quick-read book where you care about the characters and it keeps you interested in the storyline. Darcy Coates has a very easy style and is straightforward in her writing. It started off really well, intriguing to go and work as a groundsman for … Continue reading Craven Manor by Darcy Coates. Horror/fantasy with an easy-to-read style.

The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne

4/5 star For a quick and easy read this book is probably one of the better ones.  I read it free on kindle, which can be hit and miss.  Main character seems like a ‘nice guy’, quirky, somebody interesting.  Most of the other characters have little depth to them though.  It was interesting following Crays train of thought for finding the bodies.  The idea of … Continue reading The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne

Welcome 2019

I have really gotten back into my reading.  The blog has helped with organizing my books and opinions about individual books.  Most importantly it just ‘felt right’ to read.  All that knowledge out there, all that beautiful prose, welcomed, contemplated, sparked curiosity, and enjoyed.  It is a wonderful way to continue into 2019.   The need to seek answers the need to read and open … Continue reading Welcome 2019

‘Gods and Legions’ by Michael Curtis Ford

Originally posted on Swift Coffee:
It’s time I write about this historical fiction book that I’ve actually read a while ago now… Grab your smelling coffee, and run through my thoughts! This is not going to be very long, I think. It’s… compact. 🙂 (Goodreads/Amazon) Discovery: It’s a book co-owned by my boyfriend and I. He enjoyed this one, and the first book in this… Continue reading ‘Gods and Legions’ by Michael Curtis Ford

#FollowFriday – the blog edition #10

Did you know you know #FF is short for #FollowFriday? A Twitter trend created by Twitter users as a shout out, a show of appreciation, a nice thing to do. Each Friday, you recommend Twitter profiles that you appreciate and enjoy to all of your followers. This week I’ve decided to bring the Follow Friday feeling to my blog, too, and dedicate this post to… Continue reading #FollowFriday – the blog edition #10

Setting a reading challenge

What works for me is to read non-factual books in hard copy and a fiction on kindle.  The two different modes of delivery help make a clear demarcation between the factual reading and the fiction reading; Cosmos/ The Martian are my two first reading materials. I wonder how many I will read within the next two months…….On Goodreads I have aimed for a minimum of … Continue reading Setting a reading challenge