Man vs Bookshelf: Introduction

This entry is part 1 of 35 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

Over a three year period, my Uncle Colin gambled away everything he had. Home, pension, car. He even lost his wife after betting his daughter in a game of Texas Hold ‘Em. He told me all this while sitting on my sofa; part of his plea to let him stay at mine for a while. Read more about Man vs Bookshelf: Introduction[…]

Man vs Bookshelf: Horowitz Horror

This entry is part 2 of 35 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

Last Thursday, when I began my Man vs Bookshelf challenge, I said I was going to start with Lisey’s Story by Stephen King. This turned out to be a lie. Not that I intended to be dishonest with you so early into the challenge. I even had Lisey’s Story out ready to read. Then I Read more about Man vs Bookshelf: Horowitz Horror[…]

Man vs Bookshelf: Lisey’s Story

This entry is part 3 of 35 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

So here it is. Book two of 210 in my Man vs Bookshelf challenge: Lisey’s Story. As you’ll know from the introduction and last entry, I had intended Lisey’s Story to be my first read. Then I wussed out. I was afraid I wouldn’t finish Lisey in a week (no pun) and would be behind Read more about Man vs Bookshelf: Lisey’s Story[…]

Man vs Bookshelf: Devil May Care

This entry is part 4 of 35 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

This challenge has already been excellent for me. In Horowitz Horror and Lisey’s Story I’ve now read two books that have been on my shelf for nigh on a decade, and now it’s time for Devil May Care, another unread elder of the shelf. So, with two weeks past, I’m now ahead of schedule – Read more about Man vs Bookshelf: Devil May Care[…]

Man vs Bookshelf: Big Little Lies

This entry is part 5 of 35 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

Here we are, back again for book four of my Man vs Bookshelf challenge and, so far, I’ve been racing through. I finished Big Little Lies on Wednesday, 14 days after this challenge began. That’s two books a week rather than the one a week needed to stay on target. Pretty effin good. I don’t Read more about Man vs Bookshelf: Big Little Lies[…]

Man vs Bookshelf: Good Omens

This entry is part 6 of 35 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

For a time it seemed ‘Good Omens’ might be a bad omen. A terrible omen. I was sure I’d never finish it in a week. I got three days in, with Sunday gone, and I wasn’t even halfway there. I saw it all unfold before me. I would finish Good Omens on Thursday, a day Read more about Man vs Bookshelf: Good Omens[…]

Man vs Bookshelf: Grandpa’s Great Escape

This entry is part 7 of 35 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

After struggling to get through Good Omens in the allotted time, I wanted to dive into a quick read. I choose Grandpa’s Great Escape. It may look beefy, and weigh in at over 450 pages, but don’t let that fool you. It is, after all, a kiddies book, and thus utilises BIG words and plenty Read more about Man vs Bookshelf: Grandpa’s Great Escape[…]

Man vs Bookshelf: Clough: The Autobiography

This entry is part 8 of 35 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

Today, with book seven, we have something new. The first non-fiction book of Man vs Bookshelf. Exciting, no? As well as being the first non-fiction book, Clough has also pinched an undesirable record. Lowest pages read per day (so far) at 45. Beating previous loser, Good Omens (69), by some distance, and being well below Read more about Man vs Bookshelf: Clough: The Autobiography[…]

Man vs Bookshelf: The Cuckoo’s Calling

This entry is part 9 of 35 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

The problem with these blogs is that some of the time, they take longer to write than it takes to read the books. This leads to me falling behind in my writing and creates a backlog of books I have to review. The net result of which is a jumble of plots and points clogging Read more about Man vs Bookshelf: The Cuckoo’s Calling[…]

Man vs Bookshelf: The Escape

This entry is part 10 of 35 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

Another day, another review. As I mentioned in my last review (whenever that came out. I’m about to move it at the time of writing to make room for something else) I’m dealing with quite a backlog of books. I started ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’ review having already finished The Escape, and started I Am Legend. Read more about Man vs Bookshelf: The Escape[…]