I bought The Left-handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix for the Dymocks Reading challenge of 2020. I’m sure I’ve read Garth Nix before but I can’t be sure. I have heard that he is a very good awesome and I was looking forward to find out what I thought ...

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An old column where I take a paragraph and examine it in whatever detail I choose. Today I’m taking two paragraphs because I can. He sighed, and then looked into my eyes, seeming to forget the road completely for a time. Whatever he saw there must have encouraged him. He ...

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I picked up these books through my local group on Facebook. It’s a lovely, friendly group. The admin really work hard to keep the aggro to a minimum. Someone offered them and I needed Book 1 in a Fantasy Series for the Dymocks Reading Challenge 2020. I’ve now read them ...

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YA Romance is not something I’d normally read. I made the mistake of joining the Dymocks Reading Challenge 2020. You can join in the discussion on Facebook or show off your reading using the #DymocksReadingChallenge hashtag to go into the draw to win prizes. They have printed a postcard with ...

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This is the book I bought at the Last Bookstore in LA. I’d really tried not to buy books until then as they get really heavy to carry and I had no wish to carry several kilograms of books around the US. I didn’t mind buying one or two at ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Feeling a little stressed a while ago so I ditched my To Be Read pile for the present and started wandering through some old, light favourites. Having finished all the M.Y.T.H. Inc. books on my shelf I stuck to that shelf and came across some books by Tom Holt I’ve ...

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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 told ...

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I have issues with Tara Moss. I admire her greatly because of the things she’s done. As you know Moss was once in the modelling business but has since left that and starting writing books. She is one of those people who is very particular about her research making sure ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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I pinched this from Mum while she was moving. When I say ‘pinched’ I actually mean ‘requested’ and she was very happy to have it go to another home. It’s by one of those authors who was sort of rather knowledgeable about what he was writing about and this book is ...

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