Books with a body count

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a placid library employee who enjoys long walks in nearby woodlands, crunching through autumn leaves and wearing big woolly jumpers. I’ve no particular desire to stumble across a real dead body while on a walk (and it’s always at the back of my mind that that could happen – you know what they say about dog-walkers and joggers being the ones who find the bodies, right?), but in my reading life, if there are going to be bodies, I want lots of ‘em! Authors can just be so darned creative when it comes to killings … Continue reading Books with a body count

Fun for Monday: 6 Degrees of SFnal Separation

Another Monday, another tag! (Tag? Meme? … Whatever). I first saw this one done in this deliciously SciFiMonth way by imyril of There’s Always Room for One More who took her cue from Kate of Books Are My Favourite and Best. Imyril made it look easy, but this took me most of the week to put together because, gosh darn it, I know that two books have themes in common, but all my brain can do for me is shout “both greeeeeeeen!” … which is, yeah, not useful.   So while not as inspired as imyril’s list, for sure, here’s … Continue reading Fun for Monday: 6 Degrees of SFnal Separation

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

    This is a two-part Book Bingo post – category: Read a book then watch the movie.   Part 1: The Book Read 22nd – 25th May 2018 Oh my goodness, this was just the BEST book. I think it may actually be a perfect book. I was completely enthralled by this intense 195-page story so be prepared for nonsensical gushing from here on in! (Being as it was originally published back in 2014 I’m going to assume that anyone reading has a fairly good idea what it’s about, but I’ll do my best not to spoil anything). But … Continue reading Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer