#EmptyShelf20: July

Books read in July: Julia Gets a Life by Lynne Barrett-Lee My rating: 3 of 5 stars A fairly mindless piece of fluff ... didn’t have the strongest storyline but suited me for a bit of nighttime reading... The Kill Fee by Fiona Veitch Smith My rating: 4 of 5 stars I realiSed partway through that I read this a couple of years ago (in paper form).... decided to keep reading because I remembered enjoying…

#EmptyShelf20: June

Books read in June: The Holiday by T.M. Logan My rating: 4 of 5 stars I wanted to read a lightweight paper book so this seemed to fit the bill ... weaves together the possibilities in quite an unexpected way (although maybe felt a little convoluted), and the setting is clearly somewhere the author is familiar with. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn My rating: 4 of 5 stars I saw the film - maybe last…

#EmptyShelf20: May

Last month I read: The Admiral's Daughter by Margaret Stuart Lane My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book has sat on my shelves from younger days, and all I could remember about it was that the main character is drugged to sleep for 24 hours and wakes up in a stress that she’s run out of time for an urgent task, but it’s become clear that the time has cleared her head and she…

#EmptyShelf20: April

Here are the books that I read in April: Worried About the Wrong Things: Youth, Risk, and Opportunity in the Digital World by Jacqueline Ryan Vickery My rating: 5 of 5 stars I thought I could skim-read this book to get a few useful quotes for my own work ... but it has taken me much longer than planned to read (COVID19 mental stress has not helped) because this is a really well articulated book…

#EmptyShelf20: January 2020

Well, I've been watching a lot of TV, playing a few mobile games, and trying to get my head round Tik-Tok, as well as much file sorting whilst I'm in recovery from my operation, but I read: Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas by Adam Kay My rating: 5 of 5 stars Highly readable When you’ve spent a lot of time in/out of hospitals you’d think this would be the last kind of thing you’d want…