Wisden on Yorkshire

Wisden on Yorkshire an Anthology by Duncan Hamilton is not for the faint hearted! [amazon_link asins=’B00NYI76WK’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’chrism-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’673702a9-85ea-11e8-8d89-17ec9aa61170′] It is however a book that any self respecting, cricket …

The Railway Man

The Railway Man by Eric Lomax is described as “a remarkable true story of forgiveness–a tremendous testament to the courage that propels one toward remembrance, and finally, peace with the …

The Kingmaker’s Daughter

Anyone picking up The Kingmaker’s Daughter as their first Philippa Gregory book will not be disappointed. Anyone who has already read The White Queen, The Red Queen and The Lady …

The Scarpetta Factor

I enjoy Patricia Cornwall and have enjoyed her Scarpetta series in the past but The Scarpetta Factor just didn’t work for me. What storyline there was worked OK but the …

The Colour Of Law

You have read The Colour Of Money by Mark Gimenez, even if you have never heard of him, as there is not one original thought or story line in the …

Dead Man’s Time

I think this is the 8th Peter James book I have read, which will tell you that they are easy to read. Good story line, minimal fussing about with characters …

The Secret Keeper

Just finished The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton, my first of her books. Sandra loved it which really should have warned me. She likes books with lots of characters to …

When Will There Be Good News

When Will There Be Good News by Kate Atkinson is probably the best Kate Atkinson book that I have read. In rural Devon, six-year-old Joanna Mason witnesses an appalling crime. …

Dead Simple

Possibly my favourite so far! Clever (but warped) back story of a prank gone wrong. Great characters, including the continuation of Detective Superintendent Roy Grace’s life. It is possibly the …

Looking Good Dead

Really enjoyed this book. Great (but sick) back story of snuff movies . Great characters, including the continuation of Detective Superintendent Roy Grace’s life. I don’t think I have any …

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

I read The Road with a element of apprehension after a couple of people had told me it was depressing. Before I read it I checked put what Amazon had …

The Art Of Black & White Photography

The Art Of Black And White Photography ($44.95) looks at techniques for creating superb images in a digital workflow: Over the last few years, most books on photography emphasized explaining …

More Summer Reading

Just read four, somewhat different books, over the last couple of weeks as the summer binge continues!! We are in the middle of a exceptionally hot period at the moment. …

6 Of The Best

6 of the best – a phrase that will bring back memories for a number of the UK readers I imagine!!! A friend of Sands recently returned to live in …

Recent Books Read

I seem to have worked my way through a number of books since I last posted on books read. At least one was a recommendation from Gary, one was a …

Half of a Yellow Sun

This is a great book. It is the type of book that I really enjoy, as by telling the story it passes on some of the history of the place …

The Nikon D80

I was in at least two minds over this book. In theory I shouldn’t have needed it – I have been using my D80 for a while now, and it …

Bono on Bono

Bono on Bono is a interseting approach in that it is a series of conversations with a journalist friend across a year or so and touching on a wide range …

iWoz

I was excited when I got the iWoz book for Christmas, not because I was surprised as I had told Sands it would be a good book for her Mum …

Bobby Charlton – The Manchester United Year

Bobby Charlton – The Manchester United Years is just about the perfect autobiography! The guy is over 70, won everything there was to win in Football, has had a successful …

Arlington Park

Arlington Park is a clever idea for a book – tell the story of a number of peoples lives on one particular day as they go about their lives in …

Little Face

When I picked up Little Face Sands said that she hadn’t enjoyed it and found the main character un appealing. Not the best of recommendations. Anyway I enjoyed the book …

Plain Truth

Plain Truth is the third Jodi Picoult book I have read in a row, and it by far the best. No because it is a great story, or a brilliant …

Mercy

Mercy is the second Jodi Picoult book of Sands that I have read and I must say that I enjoyed it way more than Perfect Match. Primarily this is because …

Perfect Match

Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult is very much a girlie book in my opinion! That doesn’t necessarily mean it is bad, but I found the subject matter somewhat feminine – …

The Shadow of the Wind

When I wrote about Winter in Madrid Gary suggested that I read The Shadow in the Wind, and all I can say is thanks!! Funnily enough we actually had the …

Lightroom Adventure

The first book written specifically with Photoshop Lightroom 1.1 in mind, this beautifully illustrated and eminently practical book offers a complete tour of Adobe’s integrated digital photography workflow application. Augmented …

Adobe Photoshop CS3: one-on-one

Pioneering computer graphics author Deke McClelland updates his bestselling hands-on tutorial for Adobe Photoshop CS3, the latest version of this industry-standard image editing and production program. You’ll be guided step …

Winter in Madrid

Winter in Madrid is exactly the type of book that I like. It is based around a certain period of history (post the civil war in Spain, and early on …

The Saffron Kitchen

The Saffron Kitchen is another book that Sands has bought having heard great things about it on a book review podcast (SImon Mayo on BBC Radio 5). She really enjoyed …

The Secret River

I read The Secret River in a week, which is usually a good sign, but not in this case. I had heard good things about the book, and Sands really …