Reading Project 2018 – The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle #4

I heard about this book before it got released in March this year! The concept is fantastic and original. From the author’s own words: “…it’s a time-travelling, body-hopping, murder-mystery book”. Excellent I thought! I immediately ordered it from my library and didn’t have to wait that long either as I was one of the first…

Reading Project 2018 – The Wonderbox #3

I heard the author of this book, Roman Krznaric being interviewed on the radio about his new book and thought to myself¬† – what a fascinating guy. I must read the book in question. But alas my library does not keep it. Boo hoo. My library does keep a couple of his books and this…

Reading Project 2018 – Utopia for Realists #2

I ordered this book by Rutger Bregman from my library months ago and when I got back from my summer holidays, it was sitting on my kitchen bench ready to be read! My other half has already started reading it and seems to be enjoying its contents. Now it was my turn to read it…

Reading Project 2018 – Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? #1

I should have read this book before watching the film. But alas I knew of the film LONG before I even knew the book existed! I watched Blade Runner in the 1980’s and 1990’s and recently (last year). As I am currently reading a lot of utopian and dystopian ideas, it got me thinking how…

Reading Project 2017 – Letters to a Young Writer #9

“Go to the library” and “Don’t be a dick!” are two of my favourite advice from Colum McCann‘s thoughtful book. This is not one of those books that give you technical know-how on what to write, how to create plots or writing exercises to get the creative juices going. It’s more like a literary journey…

Reading Project 2017 – Sapiens and Homo Deus #7 and #8

I’m doing a doubly whammy of a review this time – two HUGE books by the same author, Yuval Noah Harari. I first heard this amazing author (who’s also a historian) speaking on the radio about the future and how there will be two groups of human beings – the super elite and the useless…

Reading Project 2017 – The Brilliant World of Tom Gates #5

Change of genre for this month’s reading challenge. For some reason, Mr8 is as not as interested with the Tom Gates series as he is with the Wimpy Kid diary series. They were given to him as Christmas and birthday presents. So I thought I’d try reading them myself. This one I’m reviewing is the…

Reading Project 2017 – The Good People #4

Take a look at the cover of this book and notice that the author’s name is in a bigger font than the title. Is it just me being anal or is there some kind of a¬†subliminal message here? Is it because Hannah Kent is now quite the star that she is after her successful debut…

Reading Project 2017 – Dark Matter #3

I was excited but also reluctant when this book was recommended to me by a colleague. Excited because it’s been years (like more than 30 years) since I’ve read any ghost stories (the first novel I read in Australia was a ghost story!); and reluctant because as I got older, ghost stories got scarier especially…