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Kindle Worm is Finished

Yes folks, i’ve finally finished the making of my new website… Kindle Worm. So please go and have a look and marvel at the ‘Truly Scrumptious’ webdesign (sorry, couldn’t resist that LOL ) and maybe even get inspired to read a book or two while you’re there. #readbooks #lovekindle #bookreviews #books #reading #kindleworm

The Little White Bird; or, Adventures in Kensington Gardens – J.M. Barrie

I got this book as it is the very book wherein Peter Pan makes his first appearance. The parts of this book that include Peter Pan were published later as ‘Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens’ which is not to be confused with the full Peter pan story, which was subsequently published as ‘Peter and Wendy’. read more »

Gingerbread – Robert Dinsdale

Having been totally blown away by Robert’s 3rd book, ‘The Toymakers’ i put him into ‘Bookbub’ as one of my saved writers and when this, Robert’s 2nd book, popped up, i didn’t need asking twice to read more of Robert’s words. And i wasn’t disappointed. As with ‘The Toymakers’ there’s the PTSD element in one read more »

Bridge of Sighs – Laura Morelli

This was a free offering from Laura for signing up to her newsletter when i got to the end of ‘The Gondola Maker’. As shorts go it’s a good well written piece in much the same style as ‘The Gondola Maker’ at around the same time and place. My only gripe is that i wanted read more »

Babel-17 – Samuel R. Delany

One of the most imaginative sci-fi novels i’ve ever read.. I only bought it because i was looking for a book i read about 30 years ago that i can’t remember the title of and thought this may have been it, but it wasn’t. But i’m certainly not disappointed to have picked up the wrong read more »

A Child at Heart – Christopher Phillips

Or to give it its full title… ‘A Child at Heart: Unlocking Your Creativity, Curiosity, and Reason at Every Age and Stage of Life’. Those of us interested in longevity and remaining young, fit and healthy as long as possible, realise early on that it all begins in the mind. If the mind is not read more »

The Gondola Maker: A Novel of 16th-Century Venice – Laura Morelli

I’ve never been to Venice and other than, it’s got canals, i know nothing about the place, so i can genuinely say that it’s not required to enjoy this book. Our protagonist, Luca, is the oldest son of one of Venices finest gondola makers, and when he completely burns his bridges (literally) on his future read more »

Magnificent Devices Bundle, Volume 1 – Shelley Adina

While i found most of this rather ridiculous, like Clair, our 17 year old protagonist, is James Bond on super miraculous, mentally and physically, performance enhancing drugs or something, it is still at the same time a rather enjoyable read. 12 days to get through 4 books isn’t too shabby for me so it obviously read more »

The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories – Ken Liu

A wonderful, thought provoking collection of short stories from someone who knows how to write short stories. Well worth the 5 star rating i gave it on Goodreads. #readbooks #lovekindle #bookreviews #books #reading #kenliu

Less – Andrew Sean Greer

Around the world in 80-ish days with a turning 50, gay, struggling writer, recently dumped by his much younger lover, having a mid life crisis – that about is what is at this book’s heart. Another Kindle 99 pence book that just drew me to give it a go and while gay fiction is not read more »