We’re going to need a bigger flat (with more shelves)

My bookshelves are groaning. I mean that literally – there’s some precarious bending of slats going on. This year’s Christmas haul consists of 84 books that I’ve never read and about 120 that I haven’t read for eight years. Continue reading

Buying a book by its cover.

There are a few opening lines of books that really stick with me. The ones that spring immediately to mind:
“I write this sitting in the kitchen sink.”
“The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed him.”
And now…
“There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife.” Continue reading