The Last Book Store LA 2019

I was positive this would be my last travel post and next week I’d move back to talking about individual books. I made the mistake of looking at my photos for LA and discovered there are far, far too many for one article. LA is an amazing place. Don’t ignore La Brea Tar Pit, make […]

Washington 2019

Washington DC is such an amazing place. You can spend weeks there just visiting museums. Last time we visited there it was the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s historic speech. We didn’t realise until later that day otherwise we would have been with the masses. This time it was only a couple of months […]

Virginia 2019

Visiting a nephew in Virginia and the family took us to a library. I think it’s the John Musante Porter Memorial Branch. If you’re ever there you should go in have a wander. I got very excited and had fun. Saw this drop off place in the carpark. I’ve never seen a drop off place […]

Baltimore 2019

Here we are in Baltimore. Staying with family is great. They have small children and a good routine. We didn’t interrupt this routine, instead visited the library with them. They went for story time so we got to join in the fun. And it was fun! It’s been a long time since story time at […]

Cleveland 2019

I loved Cleveland. This is where the conference was held. The organisers had booked out the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for us for one night. Needless to say we went and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. I’ve not included any photos of it here but I have plenty. The exhibitions included the 50th anniversary of […]

Toronto 2019

As you can see from the gallery we did some interesting things in Toronto. Not book shops or libraries for a change. We went to Toronto specially to be close to Niagara Falls. I’ll put some photos up on Instagram in due course. A friend posted on Facebook a couple of months before we left […]

San Francisco 2019

We did a lot of walking in San Francisco. There were reasons for it. We have this theory about recovering from jetlag and it involves water, walking and sunshine. Our first day there I did over 22,000 steps. That’s steps, not metres or yards. My travelling companion has started to take notice when I want […]

Monday morning…

So it’s Monday and we’re back from our most recent overseas trip. What? You didn’t notice? I’m glad about that. I tend to tell people only if they need to know. I used to write a lot of articles and schedule them so that I could have a real holiday without worrying about my blog. […]

Musketeer Space – Tansy Rayner Roberts

Buckle your swashes! First revealed on Roberts’ Patreon, I bought this ebook using Kickstarter some time later. There are perks for giving people money using Patreon. I’m not sure what I was thinking as there were several books in the mix and my To Be Read Pile was totally out of control. But, it seems […]

Blood Money – Dashiell Hammett

First published in 1927 and recommended to me by one of my classmates at uni, Dashiell Hammett is an icon in hard boiled detective novels. When you read his books you get a really good idea of how people must have spoken in those days and places. I won’t say I thoroughly enjoyed this book […]

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