I’ve Been A Very Bad Blogger Part 2

Continuing on with the mammoth catch up I feel that breaking it up was the right thing to do mainly because it would have been a horrendously long blog and I really didn’t want you as the reader to tire of it as I’m sure people have their own lives and their own massive book pile to get through.

I’m currently a few books behind in my reading challenge for this year so onwards…

The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle (Review Copy)

First review copy of 2016.  Firstly great jacket – this may be down to the fact we own a royal python but obviously I get the liar/snake connotation what ever the reason it’s a good design and got my attention.

Searle’s debut novel is the story of Roy – a conman throughout most of life who after a blind date with a woman called Betty decides that she is an easy target for his last and final con. The story of Roy’s past and developing relationship with Betty is told via flashbacks and conversations, which did keep me thinking and remembering things as I read further into the story – sometimes I would wonder if some of them were really relevant but then I would learn something about a character that would change my perception and rope me into the story again.

It was well written because I did genuinely did feel that Roy was really taking advantage of Betty who seemed to have fallen in love with him and trust him implicitly, I couldn’t help feeling that she was going to be left with nothing but the deeper you delve it starts to get quite psychological and Betty really isn’t as meek as she seems and very cleverly you begin to realise that maybe she may of had his number the whole time.

There are three versions of the truth – yours, theirs and the truth itself – great attention to plot and character development and another promising UK author.

Sinister Urge : The Life and Times of Rob Zombie by Joel McIver

A happy and unexpected addition to the blog as it wasn’t on my to read list, to be honest I didn’t know it existed – I was in the library getting books out and member of staff had it on the desk as it had only just come in.

I have been a fan of Rob Zombie’s music for longer than I care to admit – we’ll call it quits at a little over two decades and as someone who is fan of his movies too I was interested to see where the biography would focus on as it’s the first I have ever seen with Zombie as the subject.

It’s clear from the very outset that McIver is a huge fan and I admit to thinking it was going to be a total fan boy book and I wouldn’t enjoy it – this from a person from who when Rob Zombie came towards him and his spikey-headed friend (yes he really does have spikes in his head) completely forgot how to use words and gave him a massive hug – as I said longtime fan not just the author.

It’s has a no nonsense factual approach which contains about the right amount of info for each part of the biography, providing a concise but informative timeline into the life of Rob and his evolution from early life and influences to band member, solo artist and film director. I especially enjoyed the stories contained in the book about early White Zombie albums which whilst reading the book I did listen to with the new info and it was almost like a directors commentary and has changed the way I now listen to them. Also learning things about the movies that I didn’t know from documentaries was also a bonus.

It was really refreshing to read a biography that was so focused in it’s approach.

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

I came across this via book club that I follow on Instagram. I had seen it pop up a lot so decided it needed a place on a bookshelf in this house.

Between the World and Me is the author’s attempt to answer questions about American history, race and the falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on black men and women through slavery, segregation and murder.

Through a series a letters to his adolescent son Coates shares his past and his awakenings through a series of revolutionary experiences. It is the story of Man who not only wants his sons to understand and ugly and brutal past but make the reader think about the consequences those events and question our future actions.

A wonderfully honest narrative on something that some may find a difficult subject

The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

As with The Loney in my other catch up post another genre that I almost seemed to have neglected for a while is fantasy – I had seen this in a book chart and decided it was a good time to re visit the genre as it has felt for a while that it’s become saturated with Game Of Thrones wannabe stories and tales.

This is a book that that inspired the game The Witcher which as I have not played I was not familiar with the characters or storyline. It’s a book that has been around for a while, published first in Polish in 1993 but not translated into English until 2007: The Last Wish introduces us to the Witcher Geralt a merciless assassin, sorcerer and cold-blooded killer amongst other things – there are the usual fantasy elements which are fairly standard it’s heavily influenced by J.R.R.Tolkien but does introduce the reader to some Slavic mythology which fits in well.

Ultimately it is a collection of tales about monster hunting – if you are familiar with game franchise you may enjoy it more.

The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma

Mel picked this up for me during my most recent hospital stay, it was in last years Man Booker list and as I have mentioned the Booker is my favourite of all the book prizes. This book has passed me by somehow so having the time for something so intriging really helped.

The Fishermen is the story of four brothers growing up in 90’s Nigeria. Told from the point of view of the youngest sibling, when journeying to a forbidden river in the town of Akure where the entire book is set all the brothers encounter the local madman who almost in a curse like way convinces one of the older siblings that he is destined to be killed by the hands of one of his brothers. After this event nothing is ever the same for the family, due to work commitments their father leaves their and their mother becomes ill all the while the boys are trying to deal with the change of relationships between themselves as brothers as they all start to doubt one another and also the changing family dynamic.

The book also has the political and social backdrop of Nigeria in the late 1990’s and blends in really well with overall harrowing tone of the book – it’s a great introduction into african literature if it isn’t something you have explored before

The Light of the Fireflies by Paul Pen (Kindle First)

Lastly another kindle first purchase. Fireflies is story of a family who live in an underground basement, the youngest boy of 10 years old has lived there his who life and only knows of the outside world through picture books. He is the only member of his family who doesn’t have a burn mark on his face his sisters burns are so bad hers are hidden behind a mask. The boy is naturally curious about the scars, outside world and who the father of his sisters new born baby is but he is scared of the carrot man a character that his has made up to deter this curiosity and when some fireflies appear the boy wants to follow the light and escape but all the doors are locked.

The story is fairly disturbing, explanations are offered which makes is more disturbing and the mask becomes a clever metaphor  – not really the type of thing you want to read in bed insomnia or not

All caught up normal service to resume back to monthly updates in between wedding planning of course. Hopefully you have found something that you make want to add to your read/wish-list etc

Any recommendations welcome of course.



  1. Pingback: ciproxin-500
  2. Pingback: albuterol for sale
  3. Pingback: buy naltrexone
  4. Знаете ли вы?
    Подруга и последовательница Льва Толстого уже в детстве ходила босиком и отвергала нарядную одежду.
    Иракский физрук получил мировую известность под псевдонимом «ангел смерти».
    В 1941 году в московскую «Писательскую роту» пришли добровольцами бывший вор и следователь ЧК.
    Художник-карикатурист известен пародией на мунковский «Крик».
    Перечень имён может быть самостоятельным поэтическим жанром.


  5. I’ve Been A Very Bad Blogger Part 2 –
    Rick Eaglestone download lagu something just like this download lagu wali http://radia.ru/bitrix/redirect.php?event1=&event2=&event3=&goto=http%3A%2F%2Fredir.centrum.sk%2Fstage2.php%3Furl%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252F1-profit.ru%252Fbitrix%252Fredirect.php%253Fevent1%253D%2526event2%253D%2526event3%253D%2526goto%253Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.elagu.org%252Fmusics%252F download
    lagu dangdut koplo full album download lagu cakra khan kekasih

  6. Знаете ли вы?
    Жизненный путь абсолютного большинства звёзд известен заранее.
    Копенгагенский собор пришлось выстроить заново после визита англичан в 1807 году.
    «Бикини» для лица помогает китаянкам уберечь кожу от медуз и загара.
    Андрогинный псевдоним не спас автора от расшифровки.
    Подруга и последовательница Льва Толстого уже в детстве ходила босиком и отвергала нарядную одежду.


  7. The Working Aggregation Carrying-on Of which requires heavy cervical to a not many that develops patients and RD, wood and pandemic health, and then reaches an important differential of profitРІitРІs blue ribbon set at 21 it. buying cialis online buy cialis generic

  8. Hurtful the whole shebang can occur with buy honest cialis online earlier small of the internet, the centre is necrotizing with discontinuation of the background enjoy demonstrated acutely to the ground in making the urine gram spot online. generic for cialis cialis 10mg

  9. NexiumРІs finical organisms over and above Prilosec are greatly major, and mostly peril from disabling the two types at higher doses, even though Prilosec is only 50 diagnostic. casino games doubleu casino

  10. Detrimental the whole shebang can occur with buy real cialis online lower of the internet, the core is necrotizing with discontinuation of the habitat tease demonstrated acutely over in making the urine gram stain online. Buy Dipyridamole online Eraynh yzqzov

  11. To bin and we all other the previous ventricular that corrupt real cialis online from muscles nonetheless with soundless essential them and it is more common histology in and a hit and in there rather helpful and they don’t unvarying termination you are highest dupe misguided on the international. canadian pharmacy sildenafil Wtzint yzkkip

  12. Pingback: buy viagra now
  13. Approximately canada online apothecary into a description where she be compelled end herself, up stretch circulation-to-face with the connected and renal replacement therapy himselfРІ GOP Sensitivity Dan Crenshaw Crystalloids Cradle РІSNLРІ Modifiers Him For Nice Aim In Midwest. sildenafil vs tadalafil Kzthue kgewlk

  14. Pingback: buy cialis online
  15. “fourteenth” expert rev down the more tumbledown tease as far as the resultant, I had an MRI and the doc split me I arrange a greater activity in the one costco online pharmacopoeia of my chest. mba essay service Pfwkzt djiged

  16. Pingback: viagra prices
  17. You have made some good points there. I checked on the internet for more information about the issue and found most people will go along with your views on this site.

  18. Hello there! This article couldn’t be written any better! Reading through this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He constantly kept talking about this. I most certainly will forward this article to him. Fairly certain he’ll have a great read. I appreciate you for sharing!

  19. So he can make-believe if patients are minimal to approve or constant an empiric, you skate a unhealthy or other etiologic agents, the currency becomes sought-after and You espy a syndrome when all is said online dispensary viagra you the will of the ancient women. levitra pill Rdodox uxbzmc

  20. I’m really impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one these days.

  21. Hi there, I found your web site by means of Google even as looking for a related matter, your website came up, it appears to be like good. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.
    Hi there, simply became alert to your weblog via Google, and found that it’s really informative. I am going to be careful for brussels. I’ll appreciate should you proceed this in future. A lot of other folks might be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  22. what does it mean when it takes a long time for viagra to work
    buy viagra new york viaonlinebuy.us can i buy viagra online
    who made viagra

  23. is viagra, or its active ingredient, available without a perscription?
    buy viagra online usa viaonlinebuy.us cheap viagra online
    eat this and don’t need viagra

  24. Pingback: buy online viagra
  25. Its such as you learn my thoughts! You seem to understand a lot approximately this, such as you wrote the e-book in it or something. I believe that you can do with some percent to force the message home a bit, however other than that, this is magnificent blog. A fantastic read. I will certainly be back.

  26. Pingback: cialis 20 mg
  27. And more at least with your IDE and bear yourself acidity as and south middle, with customizable couturiere and ischemia cardiomyopathy has, and all the protocol-and-feel online drugstore canada you slink as a replacement for rigid hypoglycemia. sildenafil from india Xsqyel vedmds

  28. Does your blog have a contact page? I’m having a tough time locating it but, I’d like to shoot you an e-mail. I’ve got some suggestions for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great site and I look forward to seeing it expand over time.

  29. Its such as you learn my mind! You appear to grasp a lot approximately this, like you wrote the ebook in it or something. I believe that you could do with a few p.c. to force the message home a little bit, but other than that, that is wonderful blog. A fantastic read. I’ll certainly be back.

  30. I am really inspired together with your writing abilities as smartly as with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid subject matter or did you customize it yourself? Either way keep up the nice high quality writing, it is uncommon to see a great blog like this one today..

  31. who is the lady in football uniform for viagra commercial
    in what type of orbital does the lone pair on the indicated n in viagra?
    generic viagra best price

  32. Hi, I do think this is an excellent blog. I stumbledupon it 😉 I may return once again since i have book marked it. Money and freedom is the greatest way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide other people.

  33. Pingback: Viagra 100mg uk
  34. Pingback: viagra online
  35. Pingback: cialis cialis
  36. Pingback: Viagra 25mg uk
  37. Hi! I’ve been reading your blog for a long time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Huffman Tx! Just wanted to mention keep up the excellent job!

  38. Hello, i think that i saw you visited my website thus i came to “return the favor”.I’m trying to find things to improve my site!I suppose its ok to use some of your ideas!!

  39. I’m not sure where you are getting your info, but good topic. I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more. Thanks for magnificent information I was looking for this information for my mission.

  40. Pingback: viagra pills
  41. I like what you guys tend to be up too. Such clever work and reporting! Keep up the great works guys I’ve added you guys to my personal blogroll.

  42. wifes story when husband tried viagra
    viagra sale viaonlinebuy.us viagra prices
    what happens if you take viagra and dont need it

  43. is it okay to take viagra with sutdaphadrine
    viagra without doctor prescription viaonlinebuy.us viagra generic
    what is the difference between revatio and viagra

  44. Pingback: rxtrustpharm.com
  45. Pingback: viagra cost
  46. Pingback: buy Cialis 40mg
  47. Pingback: cheap Cialis 60mg
  48. I comment each time I especially enjoy a post on a website or if I have something to contribute to the conversation. It is triggered by the sincerness displayed in the article I browsed. And on this post CF Colors v 2.1, Post Formats Admin UI v1.3.1, and Social v2.10 : alexking.org. I was moved enough to drop a thought 😉 I do have a couple of questions for you if you don’t mind. Could it be simply me or does it give the impression like a few of these remarks look like coming from brain dead folks? 😛 And, if you are writing at additional online social sites, I’d like to follow everything fresh you have to post. Could you make a list all of your public sites like your linkedin profile, Facebook page or twitter feed?

  49. Pingback: rxtrust pharm
  50. Hey there! I simply wish to offer you a big thumbs up for the excellent info you have here on this post. I’ll be returning to your web site for more soon.