Of Dinos and Men: The Lost World and the Lost World

This is an old post from over two years ago I thought of resharing (partly because I haven’t been getting much time to write these days, but also because these were very enjoyable adventure reads).

Literary Potpourri

This is from my reading journal of a few years ago when I found myself with Michael Crichton’s The Lost World as well as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World on my TBR―both of course adventure tales and both involving dinosaurs. I decided to read them together just to see whether the similarities ran deeper, and were deliberate or simply coincidental.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World was the first non-Sherlock book by him I have read (I haven’t done much to remedy this since, besides reading his account of the George Edalji trial, though I did read that his historical fiction was among his own favourite works.), and also the first in a series featuring Professor Challenger. In the book, young reporter Ed Malone finds himself charged by the lady he loves to be more adventurous and brave leading him to volunteer in a mission to South…

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Shelf Control #60: The Caravan Family by #EnidBlyton #Children’sLiterature

Wednesday the 25th of September--time again for Shelf Control. Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and celebrates the books waiting to be read on your TBR piles/mountains. To participate, simply pick a book from your TBR pile and write a post about it. Link back to Lisa's page, and…

Shelf Control #59: Murder of a Lady by Anthony Wynne #Mystery #GoldenAge

Wednesday the 19th of September--time again for Shelf Control. Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and celebrates the books waiting to be read on your TBR piles/mountains. To participate, simply pick a book from your TBR pile and write a post about it--what its about, where you got it,…

Book Review: The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur Jaswal #Bookreview #NetGalley

My thanks to Harper Collins UK and NetGalley for a review copy of this one. This is, as the title suggests, the story of the Shergill sisters—Rajini, Jezmeen, and Shirina, who while not quite at loggerheads have drifted apart with time. Each is dealing with their own life problems—Rajini’s son is about to opt out…

Shelf Control #58: Bewildering Cares by Winifred Peck

Wednesday, the 4th of September, and the first shelf control post this month. Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and is about celebrating the books waiting to be read on your TBR piles/mountains. To participate, simply pick a book from your TBR pile and write a post about it.…