Category Archives: Book Reviews

Book review: Project Hail Mary

I’ve been doing really well for reading so far this year. After setting a Goodreads target of 70 books, I’m at 37 already (text and audiobooks), and there’s been some really great ones there too. I’ve written short reviews of … Continue reading

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My Favourite Books (and Films) in 2020

Unsurprisingly, this hasn’t been a great film-watching year for me, at least in terms of new releases. Since January, I’ve seen a grand total of six films in theatres, as well as three new releases via streaming services and one … Continue reading

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The Sandman: Don’t Listen Before You Go To Bed

When it was announced that an audiobook adaptation of The Sandman comics by Neil Gaiman was being produced for Audible, it sounded like the sort of thing I’d like to check out; I’d heard how good the comics were but … Continue reading

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The Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag

My friend Angela completed this tag on her blog, and I wanted to try it out myself. One benefit of the lockdown has been plenty of time for reading and listening to audiobooks; I have completed 39 books so far … Continue reading

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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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