The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

This book sees the style of the Sherlock Holmes stories change a little as they become shorter and more like novellas instead of it being one book to a story. It works rather well as it allows for plenty of detail but keeps each story fast paced. It is done in a way that gives […]

Charity Shop Book Haul

Charity shop book haul

What do you get when you combine a love of shopping, bargains and books? A rather large bag of books from several different charity shops along Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon for a grand total of £7 (or £6.50 if you take out my partners Kafka that snuck into the stack. Since getting back my reading […]

The Sign Of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle

This Sherlock Holmes series has really sucked me in and I found myself returning promptly and ploughing through the second book. It was a great series to read when I attempted it a number of years ago and really wanted to get stuck into it again and stick with it. The Sign Of Four is […]

A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle's A Study In Scarlet

It has been several years since I first picked up this book and I actually worked my way through half of the eight books that I have back then but given it was such a long time there was part of me that just wanted to start again from the beginning. As I had read […]

The Watchmaker Of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

Front cover of book

It is such a good feeling when a book is able to pull you into the story and you become reluctant to put it down until it is completed. Whilst there are many good books that come and go allowing for the reader to be interested and attracted to it there are few that make […]

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

Book by Sarah Perry

This book was a find in a charity shop just along the local row of shows. It threw me off a bit finding it in a charity shop because it is a relatively new book and has received such high praises but of course I know that some people read a book and put it […]

Recent Reading

The first thing I ever really focussed on writing about was books. I did book reviews and discussed issues that books raised or were raging on in the book community over on one of my old blogs (that is now well hidden). It is also where I first got a real ‘journalism break through’ as […]