Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Ark by Annabel Smith

The Ark, the new book from Annabel Smith (of #SixDegrees fame), tracks the inhabitants of an underground seed bunker, designed to protect the Earth's plant life from the environmental and political cataclysm that is taking place around it. Set in 2041, it begins with the inhabitants being told by a charismatic leader that they must enter ahead of schedule - only to find out that in doing so he's gone rogue.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Six Degrees of Separation - Burial Rites

My friend Angela recently alerted me to Annabel Smith and Emma Chapman's new meme where every month, they pick a book, and then people do a Six Degrees of Separation post where they connect that book with others they've read. I love this sort of thing, I find these sort of connections fascinating in general but I especially love how one book leads you into another, and making recommendations on that basis. The first book Smith and Chapman have chosen is Hannah Kent's Burial Rites.

Monday, January 27, 2014

The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka by Clare Wright

At this point, it is very difficult to write a book about Eureka that says something original. The familiar narrative can be done for either a serious audience or a popular one, but will generally only vary in the level of detail - not in the focus or the accepted facts.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

2013 Wrapup

Welp, 2013 is done and dusted. Despite what I said last year, I did end up having another crack at the #52books challenge. I only got to 39 books, but I read roughly the same number of pages as I did in 2012 (almost 14k) so not a slack year, by any means.