Series continued by another author

In science fiction and fantasy circles you all know of those series where the author has died and someone else has been commissioned to continue writing their series of books. The ones that come to mind at present at The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy trilogy by Douglas Adams and the Wheel of Time series […]

Website updates

Well, things are certainly a lot better now. The website problems seem to have resolved themselves very nicely and I’m able to upload books. I’ve managed to solve the problem of the banner and it is now clickable so it takes you back to the home page and I’ve also solved some search engine problems […]

Flesh and Blood – Jonathan Kellerman

Flesh and Blood – Jonathan Kellerman I’ve been wondering how I’d be able to read enough to be able to blog about them. I may be a fast reader but I really don’t have a lot of time to read and a couple of weeks ago I remembered I had some audio tapes. I pulled […]

Snow Crash – Neal Stephenson

Snow Crash – Neal Stephenson Oh, man, how do I review this book? I think the first thing I have to say about it is it would make a fantastic game. It has lots of action, lots of detective work, lots of history which has our hero has to know in order to figure everything […]

Collecting Books

As some of you know, I’ve been giving you the lowdown on the authors/series I collect. The follow up to this is a blog on collecting books and despite giving a lot of thought to it I couldn’t come up with any particular words. This morning I was browsing the various blogs I check out […]

Remembrance Day

What do you do on Remembrance Day? I don’t have any books handy that talk about Remembrance Day and it seems so wrong to not talk about it for that reason so I’m just going to say a few words about what I do. The first thing I think about is my uncle’s birthday, it’s […]

Happy Birthday Neil Gaiman

Neil Richard Gaiman, author and screen writer. He’s written a number of excellent books and I’m told the films he’s written the screenplays for are also excellent but I haven’t actually seen any of them as yet. There’s still plenty of time so I’m not ruling out seeing them I just haven’t…as yet. Not being […]

Nothing about books today

Some time ago I posted about a gentleman who makes the most exquisite things using offcuts of wood and knitting needles. Well, today I’m finally going to post some photos. Here’s a link to the original blog in case you want to remember my washing day. Huon Pine Bowl Mahogany Bowl Pen Stand with Southern […]

Patricia Wrightson

Today, being Melbourne Cup day, I should really be reviewing a book on Phar Lap or a book on racing as that would be really appropriate. I’m not really sporty or interested in anything relating to sport so I don’t have anything appropriate so you’ll just have to put up with a few words about […]

Riverworld Series – Philip Jose Farmer

Riverworld Series – Philip Jose Farmer Riverworld is an amazing idea. Imagine the entire population of the Earth that has ever lived and imagine that population being resurrected on another world. How would this work? I couldn’t even begin to contemplate figuring out how this would work, but Philip Jose did. He must have looked […]