Shelf Control #111: The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson #YoungAdult #Mystery #TBR

Wednesday, the 28th of October, and time for Shelf Control once 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/mountains. To participate, all you do is pick a book from your TBR pile, and write a post about it--what…

Book Review: Galileo’s Daughter by Dava Sobel

This book is more the story of Galileo than his daughter, but anchored for the most part around the correspondence between the two, or rather what has survived of it which is only her letters to him but not his to her (These I think were destroyed by her order because of the controversy surrounding…

Book Review: Pompeii by Robert Harris

This is a piece of historical fiction with a mix of mostly fictional but also some real historical figures set in the backdrop of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Marcus Attilius Primus is a young engineer sent to take charge of the Aqua Augusta, one of the largest and most complex aqueduct…

Shelf Control #110: The Full Cupboard of Life by Alexander McCall Smith

Wednesday, the 21st of October, and 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, all you do is pick a book from your TBR pile, and write a post about it--what it's…

The Name is Strange #FictionalCharacters

Photo by Gabby K on Pexels.com October is the month for things strange, eerie and spooky, and in our reads too, we tend to pick up the mysterious or something with monsters, ghouls, and vampires aplenty (or even a few). Last year I had compiled a short list of some of my favourite spooky/scary reads…

#Review: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer #Childrensfiction #Magic #Fairies #mastercriminals

The first of the series of the same name, I read this the first time some years ago, but having more or less completely forgotten it, I decided to revisit. Picking this up again, just like previously, I loved the gold cover with the lock on it—the fairies’ book—with the mysterious writing in code. Artemis…

Shelf Control #109: The Dragonfly Pool by Eva Ibbotson #Childrensfiction

Wednesday, the 14th of October, and time for Shelf Control once 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/mountains. To participate, all you do is pick a book from your TBR pile, and write a post about it--what…