Saving Time: A Time Police Novel Book 3- Jodi Taylor, Narrated by: Zara Ramm – 19.01.22

I enjoyed this third installment in the Time Police series, which is a spin off from the St Mary’s books about historians observing events in contemporary time (or time travelling). It follows ‘team weird’ who are a group of three not long qualified time police with interesting back stories and personalities who we are gettingContinue reading “Saving Time: A Time Police Novel Book 3- Jodi Taylor, Narrated by: Zara Ramm – 19.01.22”

Still Life – Sarah Winman – 17.01.22

This is a beautiful, epic, exuberant and joyful story and I loved it! During WW2, a young British soldier is stationed in Italy when he saves the life of an Italian man. The book follows his fortunes and those of the people he loves as he returns to London, and later back to Italy asContinue reading “Still Life – Sarah Winman – 17.01.22”

Come Again (Audiobook) – Robert Webb (Author), Olivia Colman (Narrator) – 16.01.22

The first part of this book is a funny, sweet and wise look at a woman in grief after losing her husband. I was very quickly drawn in and enjoyed that. Then she somehow finds herself reliving the time in her life where she met her husband during freshers week when they were both students.Continue reading “Come Again (Audiobook) – Robert Webb (Author), Olivia Colman (Narrator) – 16.01.22”

The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy: Hogwarts for Muggles (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Book 22) – William Irwin, Gregory Bassham – 13.01.22

I don’t often like this kind of ‘Pop science’ book, but this one was on a 99p deal and I love Harry Potter so I gave it a go. Hmmm. It seems to me that philosophy is just either stating the bleeding obvious in a really longwinded way, or talking total nonsense in a reallyContinue reading “The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy: Hogwarts for Muggles (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Book 22) – William Irwin, Gregory Bassham – 13.01.22”

The Apollo Murders (Audiobook) – Chris Hadfield – 10.01.22

I heard Chris Hadfield interviewed about this book on the radio, and I remembered him from the images on tv of him singing ‘Ground Control to Major Tom’ whilst floating in a space ship and thought he seemed like a fun guy and I was intrigued to read his book. I love the Andy WeirContinue reading “The Apollo Murders (Audiobook) – Chris Hadfield – 10.01.22”

The Silence of the Girls – Pat Barker – 03.01.22

This is a novelisation of the Trojan War from the perspective of a female slave inside the Greek camp. I’m not well up on Ancient Greek history or mythology, but other reviewers on Amazon says it’s pretty true to the Iliad and other texts. If I’m honest, I was quite bored by it and found itContinue reading “The Silence of the Girls – Pat Barker – 03.01.22”

The Day That Never Comes: The Dublin Trilogy – Caimh McDonnell – 22.12.21

I’m only realising now that I had read this book before. Only because when I was trying to save the book cover image, my computer already had it saved from 2018! That aside, it’s the third book by Caimh McDonnell that I’ve read in a row, and I’m starting to think you can get tooContinue reading “The Day That Never Comes: The Dublin Trilogy – Caimh McDonnell – 22.12.21”

Angels in the Moonlight: A prequel to the Dublin Trilogy – Caimh McDonnell – 17.12.21

Having loved The Stranger Times so much, I revisited Caimh McDonnell’s Dublin Trilogy with this prequel. It gives you some backstory to  Bunny McGarry and I couldn’t help but fall in love with his character – the epitome of gruff heart of gold beat up the bad guys to save the vulnerable type of person,Continue reading “Angels in the Moonlight: A prequel to the Dublin Trilogy – Caimh McDonnell – 17.12.21”

The Stranger Times: Stranger Times, Book 1 – C. K. McDonnell – 12.12.21

This is just the kind of book I love (in a guilty pleasure kind of way, although, there’s nothing to feel guilty about!). It’s set in a failing newspaper company that produces paranormal stories. The head editor is a grumpy Irishman (like your man in Black Books who owned the shop and shouted at customers)Continue reading “The Stranger Times: Stranger Times, Book 1 – C. K. McDonnell – 12.12.21”