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.
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
Rating 3.5/4 out of 5 This is a tome of a book of 500 plus pages and that may be why it was not a straight 4/5 score. This is a pretty ‘raw’ book, which does not pull its punches so to speak. Pushes human endurance to the limits. Poor equipment and badly organized, yet something quite compelling about the journey…the human spirit. The beauty … Continue reading What a journey of a book…..I am undecided on this one…
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
3.9 stars This was the last book of my book challenge (10 books to read between June and Nov). Initially I thought this was a book that would be hard to finish. It started off like the Great Gatsby with US high society and a background of those who were putting up the money for the Arctic expedition. The issue was not that this part was boring, … Continue reading Challenge complete.
The reading challenge of 10 books between June and November is on track…..I think I am lucky to have found this little gem! A satisfying read. I really enjoyed this book. I wanted to rush back to it to hear of the escapades on Everest. When a book grabs you like that you know it is good! The author has a wonderful vocabulary and I … Continue reading What a little gem!
I am over the moon at being tagged by Brittany at https://perfectlytolerable.com/2018/10/24/get-to-know-ya-book-tag/comment-page-1/#comment-4473 such a lovely welcome to the book blogging community. Loving those awesome gifs too…. x Favourite book of all time! Very close to the top a few others are: Robinson Crusoe, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, and Jane Eyre. Favourite Book Five Years Ago Favourite Duology/Trilogy/Series Not really a … Continue reading Getting to know ya! Tag Blog!
A good article by the ‘New Yorker’, based on Shirley Jackson, author of gothic horror ‘ The Haunting of Hill House’ (one of my favourite ghost stories), and ‘We have always lived in the Castle’. Shows the brief and torn life of Shirley Jackson. Reveals how her feelings of oppression and unspoken fears, are reflected in her fiction. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/10/17/the-haunted-mind-of-shirley-jackson?mbid=social_facebook&fbclid=IwAR1pAoeCActZQY5-HNZCb1HNZhelE6K9gWcHhpL8_mVUGwLMJgvM8q39vgg Continue reading Shirley Jackson
Review 3.5 stars out of 5 Update finished reading this! Review What an interesting idea for a book. Quite a unique angle to consider an elderly man who has been hearing benevolent voices the whole of his life. What surprised me, until I read the authors Afterword, is that I never questioned whether the voices were real. I automatically assumed they were supernatural as the book … Continue reading The Uncommon life of Alfred Warner in Six Days by Juliet Conlin