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I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!

20 Books of Summer 2018!

1 summer. 94 Days. 20 Books. 5166 pages. 55 pages a day. Will this year finally be the year I complete my 20 Books of Summer challenge? From now until 3 September I will be attempting to read my 20 Books of Summer. Why not join in with your own 20 (or 10, or 15!),…

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No 570 Salvation of A Saint by Keigo Higashino, translated by Alexander O. Smith with Elye J. Alexander

I can’t believe we’re talking about the coffee again. How many times have we gone over this? Coffee gets talked about a lot in Salvation of A Saint, the follow up to phenomenally successful The Devotion of Suspect X. Once again Keigo Higashino’s novel involves Tokyo Detective Kusanago and his friend and sometime colleague Dr…

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“Are you a witch or are you a fairy, or are you the wife of Michael Cleary?” No 571 The Cure by Carlo Gébler

COLONEL EVANSON: Why did you place your wife in the fire? CLEARY: I would not have done that. I would sooner put myself in the fire than put my wife in it. Carlo Gebler’s The Cure is based on the true story of Bridget Cleary, an Irish woman who was burned to death by her…

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