January Book Review Round Up

Choosing the January books is always a dilemma (a good one). Which of the Christmas presents do I read first? Should I look at some of the books in the pile? What about that new e-book?

Time is always an issue, but here are the January offerings:

****  “The Diary of a Bookseller” by Shaun Bythell

**** 1/2  “Marital Advice to my Grandson Joel: How to be a husband your wife won’t throw out of the window in the middle of the night” by Peter Davidson

**** “The Art of Aardman” by Aardman Animation Ltd

**** “Pickled, Potted and Canned: The story of food preserving” by Sue Shepard

**** “Precious and Grace: The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” by Alexander McCall Smith

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January Book Review Round Up

January is a wonderful month for reading. There are all of the wonderful Christmas gifts to get through and the extra time (thank you holidays) means that I get a chance to really sit down and enjoy them. Mixed bag this month:

***1/2   “The Doodle Revolution” by Sunni Brown

****1/2  “Homage New Orleans” by Leon Morris

****1/2  “Finders Keepers” by Stephen King

***1/2  “Australia Remembers when…” by Bob Byrne

****     “The Handsome Man’s De Luxe Cafe” by Alexander McCall Smith

****     “Better Call Saul. The World According to Saul Goodman” by David Stubbs 1591847036-01-_sx142_sy224_sclzzzzzzz_0646938061-01-_sx142_sy224_sclzzzzzzz_

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January Book Review Round Up

I do love my holiday reading! I don’t take on many review books over the Christmas/New year break to give myself a chance to work through “the pile”. This month’s selection was a combination of review books, presents and personal purchases, hence the variety of genres.

*****         “The Dandelion Clock” by Sarah Key

****1/2    “The Vintage Tea Party Book” by Angel Adoree

****1/2    “Essential Horror Movies: Matinee Monsters to Cult Classics” by Michael Mallory

***1/2    “The Greatest Books You’ll Never Read: Unpublished masterpieces by the world’s greatest writers” by Professor Bernard Richards

***1/2    “Wild Card Run” by Sara Stamey

****        “Courtyard Kitchen” by Natalie Boog

***1/2    “John Hughes: A Life in Film” by Kirk Honeycutt

****        “The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine” by Alexander McCall Smith

****        “1001 TV Series you must watch before you die” by Paul Condon and Steve Moffatt

 

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