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Who Knew Violent Heroin Addiction Could Be So Fun?

Hello, I am officially done with book #33 of 2015, and it was a doozie (what does that even mean?) No but I really liked it, even though it took me a bit to get into it, and I think I know why. 762 more words


A Very Scottish Centurion

I’ve never managed to complete A Century in Books. For a start, I have gluts of books for certain years (post 2010 is particularly strong, perhaps something to do with the fact I’ve only been in well-ish paying jobs since then), but hardly anything from between 1850 and 1950, Hardy and Dickens excepted. 848 more words


What We're Reading in... May

This month in the Hale office, we think about books we’ve re-read, and how these stories have fared over time.

Catherine, Design and Production Manager: 615 more words


Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

Well it was a while ago I read Blood of Olympus in relation to when I am writing this. (I know, I’m rubbish!) It is, however, testament to the story that I remember it. 399 more words



The books category has been looking a little…well vacuous of late, so until I can fill the void with self-indulgent excerpts from my own (perhaps one day published, maybe) body of work I will forthwith be reviewing just some of the books I’ve been reading lately. 548 more words


A Decent (Going Through The Motions) Ride

I’ve just finished this…the critics panned it. They said, not in so many words, that Irvine welsh was going through the motions. Probably to avoid accusations of, er, reviewers just going through the motions. 439 more words

A Decent Ride

Irvine Welsh's Misogynistic Woman in The Sex Lives Of Siamese Twins

The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins by Irvine Welsh examines society’s obsession with celebrity, fitness, art, and the way those things are used to inflict abuse. 559 more words