November Releases

What’s that saying about good intentions? I’ve not read a single one of the Halloween reads I mentioned last month (although I’m going to start The Island of Dr. Moreau tonight). Instead, I’ve been distracted by random Kindle Unlimited books, a lengthy book of Egyptian steampunk short stories, the fantastic Rivers of London graphic novels,…… Continue reading November Releases

October Releases

My birthday’s in September. I say this not because I’m fishing for gifts, but because my birthday is my self-imposed Halloween limit and now we’ve passed it I can move into my traditional (for me) Halloween books. Therefore, at some point in the next few weeks, I’ll be re-reading some old favourites, maybe Ray Bradbury’s…… Continue reading October Releases


Caroline Watkins & Mark Tuchman ★★★★ Giracula is a charming and beautifully illustrated storybook for children, telling the tale of a zoo giraffe who gets bitten by a vampire bat.  Fortunately, he develops a thirst for cakes and sweets rather than the traditional vampire fare, so remains in the ‘suitable for small children’ category.  The…… Continue reading Giracula