This actually was no stranger

  I had bought this book second hand thinking that I must read it as it had been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.  I bought it quite some time ago but have only just readi it now.  The reason I say it was no stranger is I feel I have read it before.  I must…

Read in a few hours

This is another book that I can put into my TBR Reading Challenge.  Again it is one that I bought at the secondhand bookstore. Having read many Dalgliesh mysteries this one was no different.  Very much like an Agatha Christie novel with many possible suspects to the murder and you are left guessing to the…

Don’t tell mum I work on the rigs

The full title is Don’t tell mum I work on the rigs she thinks I’m a piano player in a whorehouse.  This is a non-fiction book written by Paul Carter and details his life while working on oil rigs around the world. He has been shot at, hijacked and held hostage.  He almost died of dysentery in…

This is another bodice ripper

When I bought Duchess by Night I also bought When the Duke Returns.  I think the owner of the secondhand bookshop recommended them as part of a series.  I am glad I only bought two as though they were enjoyable light reads they were not really my style.  Something easy for reading on a plane…

Do you call this a bodice ripper?

I have just finished a book that was bought second-hand last year when I was reading historical fiction, Duchess by Night by Eloisa James. I didn’t get around to reading it so it has been sitting on the ‘to be read’ shelf. This book falls into the historical fiction genre but it is more what…