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Urban Arboreal
Book Review

Urban Arboreal

Michael Jordan. Aurum Press. (160p) ISBN 9781781317419 I absolutely love books about nature, especially about trees, and when the opportunity arose that I could get a review copy of this book I jumped at it. Last year I had read ‘Around the World in 80 Trees’ and this is a similar concept, though only looking …

August TBR
Journal

August TBR pile

It’s been a really difficult time for me with reading. I’ve not been able to concentrate on anything fiction for a couple of month, really only able to read books related to my tabletop gaming; Warhammer, Dungeons & Dragons, Call of Cthulhu… This has caused me some anxiety as I feel I really should be …

The Diary of a Bookseller
Book Review

The Diary of a Bookseller

Shaun Bythell. Profile Books. (320p) ISBN 9781781258637 This was another book I bought as part of me really getting into the bookseller lark and reading a lot to do with other booksellers through the years, this though was by far the funniest and the closest to home. The cast of recurring characters really added a …

Books v. cigarettes
Book Review

Books v. cigarettes

George Orwell. Penguin. (144p) ISBN 9780141036618 Totally bought this because of the multiple essays on books, bookselling and book reviewing – some of my main pleasures in life. The title essay is still as apt now as it ever was, comparing the price of a book with another common leisure purchase which today we usually …

Battle of the Beetles
Book Review

Battle of the Beetles

M.G. Leonard. Chicken House. (320p) ISBN 9781910002780 There was such a wait for Battle of the Beetles, the final book in the trilogy, it was sooooo long, really looooong. The wait was well worth it though as we follow, Darkus, Victoria and Bertolt in their quest to foil Lucretia’s plans for world domination using FrankenBeetles, …