It has been a while.

There has been too much sport on television recently and it has played havoc with my normal routine.  The Tour de France meant I was getting to bed at unseemly hours and that was then followed by the Cricket World Cup, followed by The Ashes so the usual day activities have come to a shuddering…

More June reads

Much of my reading is crime fiction and Stuart MacBride is one of my favourite authors.  I tend to read quite a bit by Scottish authors. A Song for the Dying is another novel in the Oldcastle series. “He’s back … Eight years ago, ‘The Inside Man’ murdered four women and left three more in…

I didn’t know this.

I must have been living under a rock as I was unaware that J.K.Rowling was the author Robert Galbraith. I had borrowed Lethal White from the library and had started to read it when a friend told me that she had the first three books in the series.  I had been reading thinking it was…

Four more to add to my challenge

The Return of the Dancing Master is another crime fiction – I just can’t keep away from crime fiction. “When retired policeman Herbert Molin is found brutally slaughtered on his remote farm in the northern forests of Sweden, police find strange tracks in the snow — as if someone had been practicing the tango. Stefan…

Welcome to Shetland. . .Tuesday Travels

This welcome sign is in the town of Lerwick.  We arrived in Lerwick aboard one of the Northlink ferries. The day we arrived the weather was beautiful. One day while we were exploring the area around the harbour at the centre of the town we saw several of the tender vessels which were used to…

The last of my March books

These are the remaining few books I finished in March. This was a non-fiction book, my first non-fiction for a while.  I found it extremely interesting and the blurb from the book gives you a good idea of why I found it so interesting. “I was born into a world that expected very little of…