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jamesajbarrett

A thousand deaths a lifetime.

I'm an avid bibliophile. Will read anything... Or at least try!

Currently reading

The Mammoth Book of Best Short SF Novels
Walter Jon Williams, Joe Haldeman, Gardner R. Dozois, Robert Silverberg
The King's English (Oxford Language Classics)
H. W. Fowler;F. G. Fowler
1812
Adam Zamoyski
Raising Steam
Terry Pratchett
The Girl Who Played with Fire
Stieg Larsson
Dodger
Terry Pratchett
The Virgin in the Garden
A.S. Byatt
Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale - The Final Chapter
Benjamin Cook, Russell T. Davies
The Algebraist
Iain M. Banks
You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself
David McRaney

I feel ya, Lisa (reblog)

 

Curtsies & Conspiracies (Finishing School)

Curtsies & Conspiracies - Gail Carriger Utterly loved it. Witty and moves very quickly.

Quotable Slayer (Buffy The Vampire Slayer Series)

Quotable Slayer (Buffy The Vampire Slayer Series) - Just excellent. Full of quotes and laughs.

The Destruction of the European Jews

The Destruction of the European Jews - Raul Hilberg Such a powerful, quiet book

Fifty Years in the System

Fifty Years in the System: One Man's Struggle to Prove his Sanity - Jimmy Laing One of the most powerful disturbing books I've read.

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: Travels through My Childhood

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid - Bill Bryson This is essentially an older man saying "back when I was a lad' but with Bryson's trademark gentle wit. And it's all the better for it. A nostalgic, bittersweet glance back at what once was.

Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate)

Soulless - Gail Carriger i really enjoyed this. so much i think i will follow the series. (full review soon)

The Lost Symbol (Dan Brown)

The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown PREPOSTEROUS NONSENSE, BUT FUN!

The Tin Man

The Tin Man - Dale Brown Awful awful book!