Monthly Review Round Up – February 2018

I can’t believe that we’re at the end of February already! Reading time is always an issue, but here are the February offerings:

**** “The Big Book of Rouges and Villains”, edited by Otto Penzler

*** “Travel Stories and Highlights: 2017 Edition”, edited by Robert Fear

***1/2 “Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation” by Ammon Shea

****1/2 “Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs

You can read the full reviews via the Book Reviews page here.


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***1/2    “The Greatest Books You’ll Never Read: Unpublished masterpieces by the world’s greatest writers” by Professor Bernard Richards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