Tag Archives: books

The Night Circus (book review)…

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern My rating: 5 of 5 stars A wonderful piece of fantasy writing, and certainly not the normal fantasy stuff that seems to be churned out a lot these days. I would put it on the shelf along side Neil Gaiman’s ‘Stardust’ – if you liked that then you’ll like read more »

Waiting For Monsieur Bellivier (book review)…

Waiting For Monsieur Bellivier by Britta Röstlund My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is one of those books where you’re never quite sure what it is you’re reading or why but you just can’t put it down because it keeps grabbing your attention. After a short while, because you read it so quickly because, read more »

Sourdough (book review)…

Sourdough by Robin Sloan My rating: 4 of 5 stars If you like the ‘Penumbra’ books then throw this on your reading list and have at it – more of that Robin Sloan style for you to enjoy. If, however, you’ve come across this book because you’re into sourdough baking and expect a story to read more »

The Keeper of Lost Things (book review)…

The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan My rating: 4 of 5 stars A really enjoyable book. The best thing about owning a Kindle is discovering ‘Kindle Daily Deals’ and ‘Kindle Monthly Deals’. For 99 pence including delivery you really can’t go wrong trying out book simply judged by their titles and covers. This read more »

Ajax penumbra: 1969 (book review)…

Ajax Penumbra: 1969 by Robin Sloan My rating: 5 of 5 stars I came across the main book, ‘Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Book Store’ while i was looking for stories about people in book shops, having just read ‘The Little Paris Bookshop’. And i’m glad i did go looking. I really enjoyed Mr. Penumbra’s, and read more »

Sex, Sex, Sex…

Just wrote a short page on the subject of sex in relation to health, fitness and wellbeing. Click here to read it. Best wishes.

The Pleasure Trap (book review)… #youarebeingfarmed

The Pleasure Trap by Douglas J Lisle is probably one of the most important books for surviving the modern age. My take on it is this… When Homo sapiens first stood upon the Earth we were born into a savage garden where most things either wanted to eat us or were poisonous, and if we read more »

Breatheology (book review)…

…or to give it its full title, ‘Breatheology: The Art of Conscious Breathing’ by Stig Avall Severinsen. Being a four time world champion freediver, Stig certainly knows a thing or two about breathing and he lays it all out in this great book that is aimed at everyone who wishes to improve their health, fitness read more »

Eat and Run (book review)…

Or to give it its full title… ‘Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness’. This is a great book by Scott Jurek one of ultra’s greatest ever competitors. Like ‘Finding Ultra’ by Rich Roll, this book doesn’t go into training for ultras or anything like that, it just chronicles Scott’s journey from childhood read more »

Run Wild (book review)…

Before we go any further, i do need to state that there are a couple of mentions of Jimmy Saville in the book, a keen city marathon runner, which obviously some people may find too distressing. The book was written just before the truth came out and i think it’s fair to say that these read more »