Mao’s Last Dancer – Li Cunxin

Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin Published by Penguin Group (Australia) Pages: 497 Goodreads Before you fly, you have to be free. This is my story. Here is my recollection of those years growing up in Mao’s China. It is my family’s history. It is my journey, from my earliest memories, through discovering dance, to […]

Randomly Shelves or Something

My brilliantly aptly named new series continues. Where I randomly select two books from my shelves and attempt to find a link. I do not promise it will be a good link, only that it will be a link. It might be anything at all. One thing I do promise is that the link will not be […]

The King’s Speech – Mark Logue and Peter Conradi

The King’s Speech by Mark Logue, Peter Conradi Published by Quercus Publishing on April 28th 2011 Pages: 242 Goodreads Lionel Logue was a self-taught and virtually unknown Australian speech therapist. Yet it was this outgoing, amiable man who almost single-handedly turned the nervous, tongue-tied Duke of York into one of Britain’s greatest kings after his […]

Randomly Shelves or Something

My brilliantly aptly named new series continues. Where I randomly select two books from my shelves and attempt to find a link. I do not promise it will be a good link, only that it will be a link. It might be anything at all. One thing I do promise is that the link will not be […]

The Snow Queen – Joan D. Vinge

The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge Goodreads This reissue of a modern classic of science fiction, the Hugo and Locus Award-winning and Nebula-nominated The Snow Queen, marks the first time the book has been reprinted in fifteen years. The imperious Winter colonists have ruled the planet Tiamat for 150 years, deriving wealth from the […]

Randomly Shelves or Something

My brilliantly aptly named new series continues. Where I randomly select two books from my shelves and attempt to find a link. I do not promise it will be a good link, only that it will be a link. It might be anything at all. One thing I do promise is that the link will not be […]

Tree and Leaf – J. R. R. Tolkien

Tree and Leaf: Includes Mythopoeia and The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth by J.R.R. Tolkien Published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd on February 5th 2001 Pages: 176 Goodreads This volume is a provocative and entertaining collection of works which reveals the diversity of J.R.R. Tolkien’s imagination and the breadth of his talent as a creator of fantastic fiction. […]

Randomly Shelves or Something

My brilliantly aptly named new series continues. Where I randomly select two books from my shelves and attempt to find a link. I do not promise it will be a good link, only that it will be a link. It might be anything at all. One thing I do promise is that the link will not be […]

Tales From the Rogue’s Gallery – Peter Haining (editor)

Tales From The Rogues’ Gallery: A Guided Tour by Peter Haining on January 1st 1970 Goodreads I love editors. Whether they’re helping me to make my writing ever so much better than I could have made it by myself, or whether they’re assembling some kick ass short stories into a book is irrelevant. They do some awesome […]

Randomly Shelves or Something

My brilliantly aptly named new series continues. Where I randomly select two books from my shelves and attempt to find a link. I do not promise it will be a good link, only that it will be a link. It might be anything at all. One thing I do promise is that the link will not be […]