Q&A July 2018: What you readin’? Part 1

As I am almost done reading two novels right now, which will be reviewed on here in the next couple of weeks, and there’s too many thunderbugs outside for me to actually do nothing this afternoon – let’s have a little blog q&a! I haven’t done one of these questions lists for a good few years… Continue reading Q&A July 2018: What you readin’? Part 1

Recent Reads: When the Floods Came by Clare Morrall

When the Floods Came by Clare Morrall (Sceptre/Hodder & Staughton, 2015, 345 pgs.) Roza Polanski lives with her Moth and Popi, and siblings, Boris, Delphine, and Lucia, inside a long-abandoned high rise in Birmingham. After a virus wiped out much of Britain’s population when she was an infant, Roza has really only known a rather… Continue reading Recent Reads: When the Floods Came by Clare Morrall

Recent Reads: Crimson & Bone by Marina Fiorato

Crimson & Bone by Marina Fiorato (Hodder & Staughton UK, 2017, 314 pgs) London, 1853. Annie Stride stands on Waterloo Bridge ready to end her life. Destitute, trapped in prostitution, pregnant with child, and mourning the loss of her dearest friend, she plans to end her suffering when she is suddenly rescued by a mysterious young… Continue reading Recent Reads: Crimson & Bone by Marina Fiorato

Best Reads of 2017

During 2017, I read thirty-four books (not including graphic novels, comics, etc.) and this is a quick little post of the most memorable, with special mentions at the bottom for those which I absolutely loved, regardless. Nonfiction: Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi (Arrow, Kindle ed., 1975, 2015, USA –… Continue reading Best Reads of 2017

Hardback Heaven: ‘The Little Book of Astrology’ (2017) and ‘Monsters: A Bestiary of the Bizarre’ (2010)

Today’s post is going to focus on two more recently published books, both of which on subjects I genuinely love: astrology and mythology. It’s pretty much guaranteed when you have covers like that on subjects like that, I’m going to buy those books. Farewell, money. First up:

True Crime: ‘The Cases That Haunt Us’ (2000) & ‘Mindhunter’ (1995)

John E. Douglas is one of the most well known true crime writers today, inspiring authors a-plenty with his varied career as one of the first modern criminal profilers who worked within the FBI, formerly as a Special Agent. His numerous books chronicle not only his career in the field but also the history of criminal… Continue reading True Crime: ‘The Cases That Haunt Us’ (2000) & ‘Mindhunter’ (1995)

The Big Read: ‘House of Leaves’ (Part One)

“Largeness has always been a condition of the weird and unsafe; it is over-whelming, too much or too big. […] [the uncanny] is neither homey nor protective, nor comforting, nor familiar. It is alien, exposed, and unsettling, or in other words, the perfect description of the house on Ash Tree Lane.” [28] “an unremarkable door… Continue reading The Big Read: ‘House of Leaves’ (Part One)