Man vs Bookshelf: Will You Manage?

This entry is part 40 of 40 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

For the first eighteen years of my life, I had little interest in football. The interest I did have I forced. I was, to greater or lesser extent, a boy, and boys liked football. I should too. I had a team – Manchester United. Picked for my favourite colour (red) and favourite player (Beckham) who Read more about Man vs Bookshelf: Will You Manage?[…]

Man vs Bookshelf: The Moaning of Life

This entry is part 39 of 40 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

I’m not going to open this blog by saying ‘if there’s one thing I like, it’s moaning’, because I hate that saying.   Nobody likes only one thing. Not even me, and I hate liars even more than I hate Cheerios so I’m going to open with honesty, and the following line: There are seven Read more about Man vs Bookshelf: The Moaning of Life[…]

Man vs Bookshelf: The Dark Tower

This entry is part 38 of 40 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

Time is a funny thing. If you’re reading this blog on release day (doubt it) it’s been ten days since a Man vs Bookshelf blog was last released. (This one.) As for me, I’m sitting in Costa writing it (yeah, I’m one of those dickheads) on Thursday, two days before it’s due to go out. Read more about Man vs Bookshelf: The Dark Tower[…]

Man vs Bookshelf: The Killing Floor

This entry is part 37 of 40 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

Call me basic but I started my holiday with a Jack Reacher book. That’s right, I’m now officially a middle-aged mother. An impressive feat for a 25-year-old man with no children (that I know of). Still, don’t limit me, and I won’t limit you. A great deal seeing as your potential ceiling is so low Read more about Man vs Bookshelf: The Killing Floor[…]

Man vs Bookshelf: Motivation and Doctor Who

This entry is part 36 of 40 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

This will be (at least) the third blog in a row in which I talk about my startling lack of motivation when it comes to my writing, reading, and blogging. By now, things are getting desperate. Thing is (and I think I’ve talked about this before, as well) regaining your motivation is a little bit Read more about Man vs Bookshelf: Motivation and Doctor Who[…]

Man vs Bookshelf: Harry Redknapp

This entry is part 35 of 40 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

Honestly, I’ve been meaning to write this blog for ages. Days and days. Cause, as you’ll know from my previous blog, I always wrote my blogs during my lunch break until I fell out of the habit. Then, come my Odd Thomas blog, written in desperation late last weekend. As Sunday tumbled towards Monday without Read more about Man vs Bookshelf: Harry Redknapp[…]

Man vs Bookshelf: Odd Thomas (1-3)

This entry is part 34 of 40 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

I’m sure you think this series is about reviewing books. That’s my fault. I wasn’t clear. I’ve done enough to make you think it could be about reviewing books. But it isn’t. Or, at least, That’s not the thrust of what it’s about. This series is about my attempts to read every book on my Read more about Man vs Bookshelf: Odd Thomas (1-3)[…]

Man vs Bookshelf: The Lord of the Rings

This entry is part 33 of 40 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

After my The Hobbit review last week, readers flooded my inbox, begging me to review The Lord of the Rings next. I found this interesting. You would think only those who enjoyed my blog would email in requests. Yet, if they enjoyed it, wouldn’t they read said blog with care, beginning to end? No, it Read more about Man vs Bookshelf: The Lord of the Rings[…]

Man vs Bookshelf: The Hobbit

This entry is part 32 of 40 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

Hello, and welcome to this Mark Ayre production of “The Hobbit (review)” Okay, I know what you’re thinking. “Mark. Why are you writing the Hobbit review BEFORE your Buffy Scripts review? We know you read Buffy first cause that review came out days ago.” Well first off, how do you know what order I’m writing Read more about Man vs Bookshelf: The Hobbit[…]

Man vs Bookshelf: Cirque Du Freak

This entry is part 30 of 40 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

This was always going to be an easy book to get through. Less than 200 pages. Decent sized font. Nothing to challenge the mind. Oh, and I’ve read it at least twice before. It took an evening, and you’d think, how can there be anything to review in a book read in such a short Read more about Man vs Bookshelf: Cirque Du Freak[…]