Category Archives: Book Reviews

What Do You Like About Your Favourite Fiction Books?

Recently, I started thinking about what my favourite literary works of fiction are. And then I started thinking about whether there are certain qualities in a book that draw me to it. To help figure this out, I went over … Continue reading

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My Favourite Things in 2019

Favourite Books (Fiction) 05. The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King (audio) I finished Parts V, VI and VII of the Dark Tower series this year, and Part V was the best of those, with a … Continue reading

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The Bloody Jack Adventures: Thoughts Continued

When I last talked about the Bloody Jack Adventures, the series of historical adventure novels by L.A. Meyer, I had read five of the twelve books. As of this week, I have completed the whole series, and so I’m able … Continue reading

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The Bloody Jack Adventures: Books 1 to 5

It’s not often you find a book series that you fall so in love with, you just can’t stop reading and you jump straight from one instalment to the next. But that’s how I’m feeling right now. The book series … Continue reading

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Book review: 50 Dinosaur Tales

Note: I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I Know Dino is a weekly podcast – hosted by Garret Kruger and Sabrina Ricci – which features dinosaur-related news items, interviews, and facts on the … Continue reading

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Book review: The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

Most dinosaur books I’ve read take a general ‘big picture’ approach: they go over the well known taxonomic groups of dinosaur (theropods, sauropodomorphs, etc) with additional chapters describing things like the world that dinosaurs lived in, how they behaved, how … Continue reading

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Book review: Akresha

Lancashire-based author Jay Tomkinson has recently published his first novel, Akresha – and after learning about it, I was interested to check it out. The protagonist, Jake, has recently been released after the latest of several spells in prison, and … Continue reading

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My Favourite Things in 2018

In the News The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on 19th May was, if anything, even more of a pleasure to watch than that of William and Kate in 2011. With such features as a very eloquent … Continue reading

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Moby Dick: Shut Up and Get to the Whale!

With Moby Dick being free to download on Kindle, I’ve already tried twice to read it in text format. The first time, I gave up about a third of the way through. A few years later, I tried again, thinking … Continue reading

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What’s With All The Hate For ‘Ready Player One’?

Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline, was published in 2011, but I only listened to the audiobook early last year, by which time the upcoming movie adaptation was well into development. I went into it cold, not knowing anything about … Continue reading

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