Book Talk

Everything about books that isn’t a review!

Its been a while…

Whoops. It seems that there is a pattern emerging here. A post every week for a few months and then I end up leaving it for a while and then I’m back.

The past few weeks/months have been very busy both at work and at home. Me and my partner are planning our wedding for next year and it takes up a lot of our time (in a good way!).

Hopefully this will be the ‘proper’ return to weekly posts from now on. All being well there will be a new post every Thursday morning starting next week.

– A


NEW POST – What I’m reading at the moment!

At the moment i’m reading ‘The Three’ by Sarah Lotz.

This book is brilliant, I cannot over exaggerate how much i’ve enjoyed this book so far.

At time of writing i’ve got around 80 or so pages left so I should have a review up next week all being well. But this is one of those books that I’m excitedly telling anyone and everyone about because its just that special.

I’ll reserve full judgement for my review but for now this book is an absolute ‘tour-de-force’ of writing, somewhere between Stephen King and an insanely gripping US Television drama.

If you’re reading it too then let me know your thoughts in the comments section below!


Blog – Bill Bryson’s ‘Shakespeare’.

So, I’m currently reading the above mentioned book.

Although I’m only a short way into it, I can’t help but be drawn straight into the story of Shakespeare’s life, with help from Bryson of course. After being a huge fan of Bryson’s famous travel series (I read them all within the space of a year), I couldn’t help but pick this up too. Now, I don’t claim to have a particularly keen interest in Shakespeare but I am keen to learn more about the largely well known, yet ridiculously elusive figure.

Even the first chapter tells us that very little (and I mean very little) is known about old Bill. It is said that there are only three paintings/likenesses of Shakespeare, one of which may not even be him. Another thing is that there are only six known signatures, from Shakespeare’s own hand in existence, all of which spell his name differently. It’s clear that little is known about him, but I’m definitely looking forward to finding out more.