The Light Keeper by Cole Moreton

Disclaimer - this review is based upon a draft of The Light Keeper made available on Net Gallery by the Author. Sarah stands on the brink, arms open wide as if to let the wind carry her away. She’s come to the high cliffs to be alone, to face the truth about her life, to … Continue reading The Light Keeper by Cole Moreton

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An Advent Kind of Blue

This time of year it's all go! Sunday evening it's our church carol service and I'm just settling down to do some video editing and talk crafting with Miles Davis' 'Kind of Blue' smoothly spinning from the record player. Seems the right vinyl of choice having sneaked in a chapter or two over breakfast of … Continue reading An Advent Kind of Blue

Book Review – Doctor Who: Harvest of Time by Alastair Reynolds (4/5 Stars)

Before reviewing this, I must be honest and confess up front that I'm a bit of a Whovian, growing up with the mighty Tom Baker, and following every incarnation and companion since on screen. I'm also a great fan of Big Finish's brilliant Doctor Who audiobooks, which I can't recommend enough. So what did I … Continue reading Book Review – Doctor Who: Harvest of Time by Alastair Reynolds (4/5 Stars)

Review: King of Sartar: Revised and Annotated Edition 4/5 stars

King of Sartar: Revised and Annotated Edition by Greg Stafford My rating: 4 of 5 stars I picked up a hardback copy at Dragonmeet 2016, naturally getting Jeff to sign it (hopefully one day I'll get to add Greg's autograph too!) having recently fallen in love with Glorantha through both reading around the setting and … Continue reading Review: King of Sartar: Revised and Annotated Edition 4/5 stars

Review: Norse Mythology

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman My rating: 4 of 5 stars As a child I fell in love with the Norse myths through Roger Lancelyn Garden's retellings. Many years Neil Gaiman, one of my favourite authors has released his own retellings. Obviously I was going to read it! I thoroughly enjoyed revisiting them after many … Continue reading Review: Norse Mythology

Review: Judas: The Biography of an Idea

Judas: The Biography of an Idea by Peter Stanford My rating: 4 of 5 stars A fascinating read, sifting through the Biblical references to try and gain a picture of Judas and then tracing through popular thought through the ages to see how this enigmatic figure had been seen in the public imagination. Whilst I … Continue reading Review: Judas: The Biography of an Idea

Big Finish – Doctor Who audiobooks

Over the last few years I've developed a love of the fantastic Big Finish audio books, especially their Doctor Who stories. A favourite range has been their Eighth Doctor stories featuring Paul McGann which are absolutely brilliant - despite his short screen time he's now one of my favorites. I've also recently got hold of a couple of … Continue reading Big Finish – Doctor Who audiobooks

Have You Been Read Like a Book?

According to Oxford University’s online dictionaries, the phrase to ‘read someone like a book’ means to be able to ‘understand someone's thoughts and motives clearly or easily’. This saying took on an interesting twist for me today when I stumbled across the Human Library™ on the internet today. In this unusual library, you withdraw not … Continue reading Have You Been Read Like a Book?

Are You Sitting Uncomfortably?…

I remember as a child entering into a competition held by Radio Four in which people were invited to enter mini-sagas, 50 word stories. Fifty words doesn’t sound like many does it, anyone can come up with fifty words (to give you a sense of scale, the newsletter front page article is usually 4-500 words). … Continue reading Are You Sitting Uncomfortably?…