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The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories – Ken Liu….

Click on image to buy the book. 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

Less – Andrew Sean Greer…

Click on image to buy the book. 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 read more »

Chasing Excellence – Ben Bergeron…

Click on image to buy the book. A very interesting book for those into achieving extreme levels of performance in their lives. Although it’s based in the world of Crossfit (which i have no interest in whatsoever) and written by a top Crossfit coach, this book is suitable for all kinds of people who want read more »

Dark Matter – Blake Crouch…

Click on image to buy the book. Wow! That was a total head trip and a half. While i’m not a subscriber to the multiverse theory, that didn’t detract from the story at all. I was just totally swept along at an amazing pace, i just didn’t want to stop reading. Every spare moment i read more »

Dangerous Gifts (Babylon Steel, #2) – Gaie Sebold…

Click on image to buy the book. This book follows on perfectly from ‘Babylon Steel’, with all the usual characters we were introduced to in that book. And it’s much the same kind of fantasy stuff that really isn’t for children as there’s a fair amount of sex and some quite graphic descriptions of interspecies read more »

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – Robert M. Pirsig…

Click on image to buy the book. It’s one of those ubiquitous books that’s kept turning up on library shelves, charity shop shelves and bookshop shelves throughout my life and yet i’ve always walked away from it – until now. I’ve always had quite a deep interest in Zen and it always seemed to me read more »

Babylon Steel (Babylon Steel, #1) – Gaie Sebold…

Click on image to buy the book. Wow, what a great story. I really enjoyed this book. After reading some YA fantasy lately it was definitely time for some grown-up’s fantasy and this really fit the bill. The only thing i’m unhappy about is that i’m utterly skint until i get paid on Tuesday so read more »

The First Adventure: Feyland Series Prequel Novella – Anthea Sharp…

Click on image to buy the book. I’m glad i didn’t pay anything for this, the Kindle edition being free, as free is all it’s worth. I was expecting a lot more about Jennet’s history prior to Feyland #1, which is what this book is supposed to be about. But all it does is gloss read more »

Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness – Peter Godfrey-Smith…

Click on image to buy the book. One incredibly interesting book for anyone who enjoys learning about evolution – and cephalopods, of course. Written by a philosopher, the writing is really accessible and really engages the reader – unlike a lot of scientists’ approach to this subject – and dives deep into the world of read more »

The Twilight Kingdom (Feyland #3) – Anthea Sharp…

Click on image to buy the book. I quite enjoyed that. As i said about the first book in this trilogy, if you can get over the YA thing and just focus on the Faerie mixed up with VR thing then these books are really good. As i also said, the worse thing about this read more »