Just a touch Spooky, Just Right for the Season

Halloween is on the way, and some spooky reads are certainly in order. I haven't really read very many 'ghost' or 'horror' stories, so the books on the list I've put together, don't quite fall in that category--perhaps they are more mysteries than horror--but most do have something that makes them right for the season.…

Shelf Control #16

  Another Wednesday, and time again for Shelf Control. This is a feature I've borrowed  from Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies,and celebrates the books waiting to be read on your TBR.  All one has to do is to pick a book from one's TBR, and write a post about it (usually what it's all about, what makes…

Bookquotes: Quotes from Books(22)

  'I put it to you that you were obviously drunk when you took my client's instructions,' said counsel. Mr Tewkesbery affected to look pained. 'That I was obviously drunk?', he asked. 'Don't repeat the question, sir, kindly answer it.' 'If I was obviously drunk, why did he give me his instructions?" 'Don't ask me…

Miss Marple Favourites

Last year with the Reading the Detectives group on goodreads (find that here), I read Agatha Christie's Miss Marple books chronologically for the first time. The series has fourteen books, twelve full length novels, and two short story collections. Miss Marple is an elderly (though by today's standards she wouldn't be considered all that old)…

Children’s Book of the Month: The Adventures of Dunno by Nikolai Nosov

So far, my Children's Book of the Month posts have featured books that I've been reading and reviewing each month, but this time, the book/s I want to write about is an old childhood favourite which I haven't read in a while--The Adventures of Dunno and His Friends by Nikolai Nosov. Dunno (Neznaika) was actually one…