Never Say Die, Anthony Horowitz

It had been years since I had read the Alex Rider series.  I remember it changing the way I looked at stories before I was a teenager, and helping my reading taste mature very quickly.  It was a whole series of exciting action-packed books that were not afraid of shocking their young readers. The Alex Rider series focuses… Continue reading Never Say Die, Anthony Horowitz


A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived, Adam Rutherford

At the start of 2017, one of my reading resolutions was to read more diverse books.  That involved more non-fiction books about topics I had not read about before.  A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived is a book about human genetics and what genealogy can tell us about who we were historically and… Continue reading A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived, Adam Rutherford


Smoke and Mirrors, Neil Gaiman

After reading Trigger Warning earlier this year, I was inspired to read Neil Gaiman's other short story collections.  This one, Smoke and Mirrors, was his first.  I bought it soon after reading Trigger Warning alongside Fragile Things, his other book of short stories. Most of the stories are thrilling and creepy.  Most are loosely themed on the idea of… Continue reading Smoke and Mirrors, Neil Gaiman