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 […]

The Book of the Dead – Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

The Book of the Dead – Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

The Book of the Dead (Pendergast, #7/Diogenes, #3) by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child Published by Orion on March 1st 2009 Pages: 531 Goodreads Psychotic killer Diogenes faces down his incarcerated FBI agent brother, while the Museum of Natural History reopens a long-closed tomb exhibit, a decision that coincides with a series of murders and sparks […]

A Presence of Absence – Emma Vestrheim & Sarah Surgey

A Presence of Absence – Emma Vestrheim & Sarah Surgey

A Presence of Absence (the Odense Series Book #1) by Sarah Surgey, Emma Vestrheim Published by Blurb on February 28th 2017 Genres: Detective Goodreads The Odense Series is a new Nordic Noir/Brit Crime series that blends humanist stories and family drama with gritty crime in the central Danish city Odense. British detective Simon Weller escapes […]

Cooper’s Creek – adapted by Gail Holst

by Alan Moorehead, Gail Holst Published by Thomas Nelson Australia Pty Ltd This is a very abridged version of the Burke and Wills exploration story. Their goal was to go north from Melbourne to explore the country and find the Gulf of Carpentaria a distance of about 3,250 km. This was in 1860 when the middle of […]

Randomly Shelves or Something

Published by Scholastic Press, The Ink Group Pty Ltd Publishers 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 […]

Stream of Consciousness

A couple of days ago I retweeted (and therefore shared on Facebook, yes, I’ve made that automatic) a competition, now closed. In this competition Amy spent a little time looking at her blogging over the last four years and being happy about the progress she’s made with her writing. She feels she’s less stream of consciousness […]

Valhalla – Tom Holt

Valhalla – Tom Holt

Valhalla by Tom Holt Published by Orbit on May 3rd 2001 Genres: Fantasy Pages: 288 Goodreads As everyone knows, when great warriors die, their reward is eternal life in Odin’s bijou little residence known as Valhalla. But Valhalla has just changed. It has grown. It has diversified. Just like any corporation, the Valhalla Group has […]

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 […]

Through my email

I get a lot of email about books, writing and publishing coming into my inbox. It’s always exciting and generally there’s too much to read so I tend to pick and choose depending on the headine. Yes, I’m just like anyone else and need a good headline but I object to clickbait. Today I have the good, the […]