February Reading 2014 Book List Part 2

Quite a list of contrasts this month, some quite out of my normal favourite read.

  1. Children of Liberty : Paullina Simon (nice read, not a rave but pleasant company, this’ll probably go to the bookshelf at the golf club to share with the ladies there)
  2. Light Between the Oceans : ML Stedman (quite different, a story of longing and being caught out – lighthouse keeper on the Australian coast is persuaded by his wife to keep a baby who washed up on the shore in a dingy with a dead man, what could go wrong with that?  For him it was breaking all the rules, for her it’s what you do when you love someone.  This is on the “recommend” list and is being passed around.
  3. Police ; Jo Nesbo (This is more my normal style, another good Nesbo, but not the best he has done)
  4. Casual Vacancy : JK Rowling (After all the hype and the critique is done it’s still a good read, a “nice” story with a few curls, not top of my list but never felt like leaving it unfinished)
  5. Code 5 : Frank Slaughter (First published in 1972 this is one of a few good reads that have lingered with me from my teens, an opportunity came up on a trading site to chose older books and this was one of those I picked, not as good as I recall but written in a style that today would probably not be successful.  Short, sweet and a pleasure to read anyway)
  6. Toys : James Patterson and Neil McMahan (so Patterson but still not, set in the future with super powered people and super powered toys, read it to the end, it’s still a bad guy / good guy kind of story but I’m not a future sort of reader)

Any books to offer to my future reading list



2014 Books

Often I’ve seen a list of books someone has read through the year and I’ve wondered how many I read.  I think I read quite a bit but wouldn’t know how many, so I’m going to keep a list.  I’m an eclectic reader – a bit of this and a bit of that.  I mainly like fiction – thriller, psycho/forensic murder mystery, Patterson, Nesbo, Deaver,with a bit of Picolt and Gabaldon for a change.  If I get a few readers of this post I’d be keen to hear what you’ve just read and recommend.


  1. Barbara Taylor Bradford – Playing the Game.  Out of ordinary for me to read but it was a cheap deal and I do enjoy her writing when I need a change of scenery. Worth a read if you looking for a light distraction, holiday read. Probably won’t get onto my library shelves, will go to the Golf Club to share with the ladies. (Paperback)
  2. Luke Delaney – The Keeper. Much more to my liking, page turner, neglected the housework yesterday to finish it off.  If this is a good example of his writing I would buy more of his books.  (Paperback)


100 day challenge

Read Darryl’s Facebook post and have decided to follow suit, I have some serious changes to make but bearing in mind the size I’ll take them slow.

1. Have to lose weight so bad! Goal = 5 kilos before the end of the year. Small steps!

2. I’ll write in my blog, take photos and share.

Lets see how I go!