6  books from my Granddads Bookshelf

 

I have always read books as a child, though, I never owned a large number of books and there were no major bookcase in our house. This did not mean that I had no access to books at all, as we used to go to the local library regularly. However when we used to go to my Granddad’s house, he did have a small bookcase and on there where 6 books that always intrested me by their covers and eventually I did read them all. Bellow are the books that grabed my attention as a child and added to my intrest in reading.

The books are as follows: Continue reading “6  books from my Granddads Bookshelf”

Review of Perpetual Check by F. Nelson Smith

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I got Perpetual Check by F. Nelson Smith from BookSirens for a fair and honest review

Perpetual Check is set in 1985, during the cold war, and tells the story of two Canadian Women Danni and her Aunt Lucy, who arrive in London to go on a bus tour around England. However when they land in the UK they meat a a German lady who is later found dying in front of their hotel room after being stabbed. Continue reading “Review of Perpetual Check by F. Nelson Smith”

11 Books That Changed My Reading Life

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The second post I did for my blog was called The Book That made me a Reader, which was about how The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins put me on the path to being a reader. Then looking at my February review,  I looked at the type of books I enjoyed that month, and they seem so different from the Eagle Has Landed. So this post is about the books that have altered my reading life and have lead me to this point. Continue reading “11 Books That Changed My Reading Life”

WWW Wednesday #1

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This is my first WWW Wednesday, I saw this by Bookworms Anonymous, who said it was started by MizB at A Daily Rythmand currently hosted by Taking on a World of Words. All you have to do is answer the three following questions

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish?
What do you think you will read next?

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So here we go with the first question

What are you currently reading?

Sycamore Drive: A Novel
Charles Michael Casper

sycamore drive

This is an ARC of a book I got from NetGalley, for a fair and honest review. The book is set in Boston and is about the child abuse of the catholic church in the area, I am about 40% of the way through and am enjoying it at the moment.

Audio Book

Mirror and the Light
Hillary Mantel
Ben Mills narrator

mirror and the light

This is the last book of the Wolf Hall trilogy, that tells the story of Henry VIII’s advisor Thomas Cromwell. which I got from the libary, which I am enjoying it so far

What did you recently finish?

Perpetual Check
F. Nelson Smith

perpetual check

This is a cold war thriller, set in the 1980’s about the illegal, sale of computer parts in to the Soviet Union, an enjoyable cold war spy novel.

What do you think you will read next?

My next book will probably be a comic version of Dante’s Inferno by Hunt Emerson with Kevin Jackson.

dante

So what is your WWW Wednesday answers either do your own on your blog or comment in the blog below on mine, like or follow.

Above all keep safe

Farther Brown Is The Book Better Than The TV Show

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There is a debate, one sided in the book community on, if the book is better than the movie/tv show, and last year I read The Boys From Brazil by Ira Levin and watched the film and compared them  to see which was better (blog post). In January, I finished reading the short stories of Farther brown, and said I would compare the book and the TV show.

 

How I got into Farther Brown

Like most people in the UK when they are of work either sick, on holiday, or have a day of in the week I ended up watching day time television and on some of those days I watched the odd Farther Brown as it is on BBC 1 in the afternoon, also I had caught the odd episode on Alibi. Then a few years ago i had a number of Mental Health issues, which meant I was not working, this meant I was sat at home and so I got to see all the Farther Brown episodes, as I found it a comforting show. I know the idea of having some one murdered is comforting, and the killer was probably hung, but the crime was solved at the end of the show and you do not see many hangings in the show. Continue reading “Farther Brown Is The Book Better Than The TV Show”