"There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story" - something I've long known but have only recently come to appreciate...
There are many great things about being in love with books; the gift of travelling without moving; of seeing people, places and things that do not exist and could never exist; having an imagination clearer than even the most expensive television screen... You could write on any of those subjects; in fact, I probably have … Continue reading Bookshops – Coming Home
Yes - in case you're wondering - I bought this book because it's called 'Death and The Penguin'. Simple as that. No big story. Can't say I'm overly familiar with Ukrainian fiction, or even that the name Andrey Kurkov rang any particular bell with me. I didn't even think, 'Ooh, like Batman.' I just got … Continue reading Death and the Penguin – Andrey Kurkov
If you're a fan of the fantasy genre, or grew up in the times after Harry Potter swept through the imagination of a generation, you've likely heard of Erin Morgenstern's first book, the indisputably wonderful, 'The Night Circus'. While The Starless Sea isn't quite as good as that (a book that I would certainly recommend … Continue reading The Starless Sea
"Tough question coming up, but what are you five favourite books today?" That's how I started my date, fielding a question about my favourite books. It's a tribute to the girl, who I was meeting for the first time, that she used the word, "Today," showing a real readers understanding of the riddle we … Continue reading My 5 Favourite Books – Today