After an old colleague of mine told me about Iain M Banks' Culture series, I was intrigued and wanted to delve into Banks' universe. I bit the bullet earlier this year and Consider Phlebas became my commuting book. I've read some Ian Banks before, namely the Wasp Factory and Transition, which I both thoroughly enjoyed. As a sucker for science fiction, … Continue reading Craig Reviews | Consider Phlebas | Iain M Banks
As you should all know, I absolutely loved Becky Chamber's debut novel The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. Today her third book Record of a Spaceborn Few in the Wayfarers trilogy was announced by Hodder. So this announcement was a welcome addition to my twitter timeline. I have yet to read her second novel A Closed and Common Orbit, mainly because I … Continue reading Craig Reacts | Record of A Spaceborn Few | Becky Chambers
Oh hey, haven't done this in a while. I'm real bad at saying I'll post here more, then not doing that. I think it's because I cannot stop reading, so when I put one book down another literally appears in my hand. I'll catch you up on what I've read this year so far. Book … Continue reading Craig Reviews | Books I’ve Read This Year | 2
I thought I'd keep you updated on what I've read this year (and it handily ties into my reading challenge (and doubles up as motivation to post regularly here))! I'm three books deep into my reading challenge, lets take a look at what they are! Book #1: Head Lopper - Andrew Maclean Head Lopper … Continue reading Craig Reviews | Books I’ve Read This Year | 1
Last year I set myself a goal of reading 50 books. 50 books! Thats a lot. I worked out that it's about 4 and a bit books a month. Do-able right? Not quite. This year I set myself a goal of 25 books. 50 books seems reasonable, and quite a loftY goal without being ridiculous. … Continue reading Reading Challenge 2017
I turned 25 the other month, and in came the increasingly depressing realisation that there is no way to stop the ongoing slog of time, but that blow was softened by getting a Waterstones gift card and my chance to spend a ridiculous amount of money in a bookstore, completely guilt free. I rounded up a … Continue reading Birthday Book Haul!
The big question, what do you do when you don't like the book you're reading? There are so many different options, but I'm sure each of you have certain criteria whether or not the book you're reading is worth your time. I'm going to share with you my process, when it comes to that dreaded … Continue reading What Happens When You Don’t Like The Book You’re Reading?