I have been building up quite a collection of Robert Rankin books on my Kindle. He keeps doing special offers on his birthday or a christmas where one or two are free and others are at reduced price for a short while and I snap them up. This is not just me being tight, I […]
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May 29th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Life
…the Swedes and their Nordic friends seem to be taking over. First of all, there are all those TV shows (that I haven’t actually seen) like The Bridge and Wallander, then there are all those crime novels (that I haven’t actually read) by Steig Larsson and Jo Nesbø and the filmmakers like Lars Von Trier […]
May 27th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Life
I recently read a book with the slightly underwhelming title of A Man Called Ove by a new author, Fredrick Backman which is by a long way the best book I have read so far this year, and with hindsight the title is exactly right. It is out in hardback (and probably e-book format) in […]
I have a new competitor: one of my sisters has just started a WordPress.com blog for book reviews at bd13books.wordpress.com. Should be worth keeping an eye on. Its like the Milibands all over again, but without the public attention!
September 2nd, 2013 · 4 Comments · Life
The other day I started to prepare for our impending hoday by stocking up on some reading matter. Our last holiday was a bit of a disaster in that department: Jayne took one book, thinking it would last her but finished it after a couple of days. I thought I was better prepared with my […]
October 18th, 2012 · Comments Off on A novel instance of Savile · Life
I have just started reading David Nobbs’ new novel The Fall and Rise of Gordon Coppinger (thanks Jane!) and came across something very interesting on page 12. The hero, Sir Gordon Coppinger, is wondering whether the press had information about an infidelity of his and whether they would write anything about it: He was invulnerable […]
September 4th, 2012 · Comments Off on The way we were · Life, Technology
At the moment I am re-reading a humorous book about computers from 1996 called Dave Barry in Cyberspace. I have quite a few of his books and like to dip into the ones that are basically collections of his newspaper columns every now and then because they are light reading and more or less timeless. […]
Yesterday I was surprised and sad to hear that Harry Harrison died on August 15th. I was surprised because these days when somebody well-known dies you learn about it really quickly, either in the normal media or from Facebook or Twitter updates. I’m sure that quite a few people I follow on Twitter and Facebook […]
August 20th, 2012 · Comments Off on Alice in Zombieland · Uncategorized
Another book I finished this month: Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter. It is due to be published in October. I leapt in and started reading this just on the strength of the title, being a bit of a zombie fan, so I didn’t notice that this is a book aimed at the teen market […]