Shelf Control #196: Murder on Sea by Jane A. Adams

Wednesday, the 17th of August, 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…

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Shelf Control #194: Seven Gothic Tales by Isak Dinesen

Wednesday, the 27th of July, 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…

Shelf Control #181: Up the Country: Letters Written to Her Sister From the Upper Provinces of India by Emily Eden

Wednesday, the 20th of April, 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: The Depth of the Lake and the Height of the Sky by Kim Jihyun

My thanks to Floris Books/Ingram Publishing Services and Edelweiss for a review copy of this book. The Depth of the Lake and the Height of the Sky is a beautiful picture book which tells a story, or rather gets one to experience it, entirely through pictures, without a word of text, except a short note…

Shelf Control #173: The Yellow Room by Mary Roberts Rinehart

Wednesday, the 23rd of February, 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: Unnatural Ends by Christopher Huang

My thanks to Inkshares and Edelweiss for a review copy of the book. Unnatural Ends is a murder mystery set in a small village in the Yorkshire moors in the 1920s involving family dynamics and secrets and centred around a rather unsettling theme. As the book opens, we meet three siblings, Alan, Roger and Caroline…

Shelf Control #169: Paths of Glory by Jeffrey Archer

Wednesday, the 19th of January, 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: The Second Person from Porlock by Dennis Hamley

My thanks to NetGalley and Fairlight books for a review copy of this one. The Second Person from Porlock is a novel of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, of his life and relationships, and of his poetry (particularly Kubla Khan, the Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Christabel), and also of two young men who embark on…

Shelf Control #157: Poison in Paddington by Samantha Silver

Wednesday, the 27th 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…