Dragonriders of Pern by the McCaffrey family

I have this distinct feeling I missed blogging last week. One day a week and I’m still struggling. Things will improve. I’ve been doing a lot of rereading as I said the other week. I moved from Robert Asprin to Tom Holt and then to Anne McCaffrey. Reading many in the one series I’m beginning […]

Flying Dutch – Tom Holt

Flying Dutch – Tom Holt

Flying Dutch by Tom Holt Published by Orbit on January 25th 1992 Pages: 252 Goodreads It’s amazing the problems drinking can get you into. One little swig from the wrong bottle and you go from being an ordinary Dutch sea-captain to an unhappy immortal, drifting around the world with your similarly immortal crew, suffering from […]

Legends – edited by Robert Silverberg

Published by Voyager Pages: 380 Goodreads Here we go, back to the books. I bought this book at the market in Cardiff. I had a little time to myself and instead of going straight back to the hotel I was wandering around looking for a shop where I could buy some magnesium sachets. I’d been […]

The Spider Goddess – Tara Moss

The Spider Goddess (Pandora English, #2) by Tara Moss on January 1st 1970 Pages: 324 Goodreads It’s been two months since Pandora English left her small hometown to live with her mysterious great-aunt in a haunted mansion in Spektor – the fog-wreathed suburb of Manhattan that doesn’t appear on any map. With the help of […]

Ursula Le Guin – Vale

I’ve written a lot about Ursula Le Guin over the years. What reason could there be to write again? To celebrate her writing in the wake of her death. Considering she died this week I think it only appropriate to start with a photo of the books of hers we happen to have on the […]

An Eclectic Collection of Stuff and Things – Edwina Harvey

Another of the books I was sent a while ago with the hope I’d give a review. I’ll try to be comprehensible or even understandable. This is a series of short stories written by Australian writer, Edwina Harvey. As always she aims to write an ending we’re not expecting. Not only that but she seems […]

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. […]

Thud! – Terry Pratchett

Thud!: (Discworld Novel 34) by Terry Pratchett Published by Corgi on February 13th 2014 Pages: 464 Goodreads Another brilliant novel in the record-breaking Discworld series. VOTED AS READERS’ FAVOURITE DISCWORLD NOVEL IN THE DISCWORLD CUP 2010! ‘Some people would be asking: whose side are you on? If you’re not for us, you’re against us. Huh. […]

The Whale’s Tale – Edwina Harvey

The Whale’s Tale by Edwina Harvey Published by Peggy Bright Book on January 1st 1970 Pages: 230 Goodreads In a future where whales and dolphins can communicate with humans, and where the Whale Nation has brought space travel back from the brink of extinction, humpback whales tour the galaxy in massive spaceships called “The Whaling […]