Shelf Control #46: Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer

Wednesday the 29th of May, and Shelf Control time again. Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and is all about celebrating the books waiting to be read on your TBR piles/mountains. Each week, simply pick up a book from your TBR shelf, and write a post about it. Don't…

Children’s Book (?) of the Month: Enid Blyton’s School Stories

This month I didn't read any children's books except for In the Fifth at Malory Towers which I've reviewed already (here). So for my children's book of the month this time, I thought I'd do a more general post about Enid Blyton's school stories. If you've been following this blog, you know of course that…

Review: #MaryShelley by David Vandermeulen, Daniel Casaneve, and Patrice Larcenet #NetGalley

My thanks to NetGalley and Europe Comics for a review copy of this book. This graphic novel is the second volume on Shelley’s life (I read and reviewed the first a few months ago-review here), and written from the point Mary Shelley takes more of a centre stage in the ‘story’, picks up in 1814,…

Shelf Control #45: The Glory of Patan by K.M. Munshi

Wednesday the 22nd of May, and Shelf Control time again. Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and is all about celebrating the books waiting to be read on your TBR piles/mountains. Each week, simply pick up a book from your TBR, and write a post about it. Don't forget…

Review: Muhammad Bin Tughlaq: Tale of a Tyrant by Anuja Chandramouli

My thanks to the author, and Penguin RandomHouse India for a review copy of this book. Muhammad Bin Tughlaq (reign 1325–1351) was the second ruler of the Tughlaq dynasty, which ruled over a large part of the country described as the Delhi Sultanate, ruled over by five different dynasties, the Mamluks, Khaljis, and Tughlaqs among…

Stationary Travellers #poetry #Longfellow #books

Source: Pexels We travel--to explore the world, experience new places, sounds, smells, cultures, to see the wonders this world has to offer. We travel for adventure, for excitement, for fun, even relaxation. Travel means all this and more. It means to get up and get going, but for us as readers, we can 'travel' even…

Sherlock Holmes Favourites: I

Sherlock HolmesBy Sidney Paget, via wikimedia commons Mysteries and detective fiction are one of my favourite genres to read (you may have noticed :P), and so, of course, the quintessential detective, Sherlock Holmes would have to be among my favourites too, and he is. I love the setting in early twentieth-century England, the puzzles he…

Shelf Control #44: The Great Passage by Shion Miura

Wednesday, the 15th of May! Shelf Control time again! Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and celebrates the books waiting to be read on your TBR piles. To take part, simply pick a book from your TBR and write a post about it--what made you pick it up, why…