Tag: books

January 9, 2012

Further to my earlier post on this subject. Following ‘s comment, I followed up my email to my MP with similar emails to my MEPs, also using http://www.writetothem.com/. I’ve had an acknowledgement from my MP’s office, but I know a reply will normally take a…

October 17, 2011

I recently enjoyed the movie Limitless, on DVD, which led me to the Alan Glynn novel it was based on, “The Dark Fields”. I usually find that by watching a movie first, when I get around to the novel it yields even more plot detail,…

July 19, 2011

I’ve been flicking through the Science Fiction in Amazon’s Kindle Summer Sale. With many books reduced to 99p, it had to be worth a look. Fortunately, even at that price, I had the sense to read samples first, and a lot of stuff got rejected…

April 14, 2011

I’ve been making good use of my Kindle since I got it, in particularly reading successive Dresden Files novels. I think Amazon should actually give this device away – it makes it so easy to buy another book. Anyway, in an earlier post, I was…

April 3, 2011

While in the States, I was introduced to a TV series called The Dresden Files – I saw the first episode, which amused me enough that I bought the series on DVD when I got home, and it is on my to-watch pile. In the…

March 29, 2011

Back in January, I wrote that I had been thinking of getting a Kindle, but had been put off by the relative prices of ebooks to paperbacks. A couple of things have happened since then to give me a new view on things. During my…

January 22, 2011

Actually, the subject line only really works if you are Jonathon Ross. Anyway, I didn’t mention in my earlier post that my book-buying started in Waterstones. I came across it in the hour before we had lunch, and I thought I would see what their…

January 20, 2011

I was saying to someone on Tuesday that although I am reading a lot at the moment, it is mostly crime and thrillers, and almost no science fiction. In fact the only book I have read recently close to that genre was Stephen King’s Under…

January 19, 2011

Last year, I was so impressed with the movie Shutter Island that I bought the original novel, which is how I discovered Dennis Lehane. I have just finished The Given Day, and although I have been lax about posting about books lately, I enjoyed it…

January 15, 2011

For some time, I have been looking at the Kindle, and wondering if I would get on with it. Packing away my books last year, many of which I knew would never be re-read, made this even more relevent. A little while back, I actually…

June 5, 2010

The first Booker Prize winner I ever tried to read was Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner. I didn’t get on with it, and although it is a very short book, I believe I didn’t even bother to finish it. Since then, I have read…

April 8, 2010

In contrast with my previous post, on finishing Goldfinger, I picked up this book – The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind, and read it cover to cover in two days. It tells the story of William Kamkwamba, from Malawi, and how he built – from…