The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware Published by Simon and Schuster in 2016 Genres: Fiction, Suspence Links: Goodreads, Amazon, Loot.co.za, iTunes, iTunes Audiobook Verdict: Meh Here’s a book I hoped I’d enjoy, and was sorely disappointed. The main character, Lo Blacklock, is a journalist who gets the opportunity of a lifetime to write about a luxury cruiseliner, the… Continue reading Ruth Ware’s The Woman in Cabin 10
Happy New Year to everyone! Hopefully you’ve started this year feeling positive, and with goals in mind as I have. I’ve already setup my Goodreads 2017 Reading Challenge with the goal of reading 45 books this year. I’m aiming to have reviews posted for each one of those too, and I’m really excited about it.… Continue reading Welcome 2017!
As the year draws lazily to an end (I’m on leave from work and ready for an overseas trip so I’m feeling pretty relaxed) I think now is a good time to have a go at a list of my favourite things that came out of this year. It doesn’t do to dwell on the… Continue reading Best of 2016
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir Published by Razorbill in 2015 Series: An Ember in the Ashes #1 Genres: Young Adult, Speculative Fiction Links: Goodreads, Amazon, Loot.co.za, iTunes, iTunes Audiobook Here is a debut novel (the first in a series) that is a page-turner and definitely worth a read. The story, which starts slow, building characters first and… Continue reading Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes #1)
Recently I discovered an interesting fact while searching for an answer to a question: is the memory of a book read, which is triggered by the music listened to at the time of reading, a form of synesthesia? It turns out it’s not, it’s called “involuntary memory” and it occurs when cues confronted in everyday life… Continue reading Music to listen to while reading
Perdido Street Station by China Miéville Published by Macmillan Publishers in 2000 Genres: Speculative Fiction, New Weird Links: Goodreads, Amazon, Loot.co.za, iTunes, iTunes Audiobook China Miéville is one of my favourite authors, and Perdido Street Station is a triumph. The linguistic complexity of Miéville ‘s writing has me constantly reaching for a dictionary, constantly learning new words… Continue reading China Miéville’s Perdido Street Station
Story of Your life by Ted Chiang Published by Tor Books in 2002 Collection: Stories of Your life and Others Genres: Speculative Fiction, Science Fiction Links: Goodreads, Amazon, iTunes, iTunes Audiobook My first review is of a novella I read recently, you’ve probably heard of it by now: “Story of Your life” by Ted Chiang. This story comes as one… Continue reading First review! Ted Chiang’s Story of Your life.