Book 255 – The Amber Spyglass

Book – The Amber Spyglass Author – Philip Pullman Year – 2000 Pages – 550 Genre – Fantasy Series – His Dark Materials And so this trilogy concludes. I like to try and leave a gap between parts of a series, and I did so here, but I was very much looking forward to getting … Read moreBook 255 – The Amber Spyglass

Book 253 – The Subtle Knife

Book – The Subtle Knife Author – Philip Pullman Year – 1997 Pages – 341 Genre – Fantasy Series – His Dark Materials The year before last, I started re-reading the His Dark Materials books having taken Northern Lights with me to Venice. This was in preparation for the start of the new TV series … Read moreBook 253 – The Subtle Knife

Book 252 – Truth to Power

Book – Truth to Power Author – Jess Phillips MP Year – 2019 Pages – 224 Genre – Politics and Thought A couple of years ago, I nailed my colours to a mast and became a member of the Labour Party. I have made some decisions in my life about my politics, but there has … Read moreBook 252 – Truth to Power

Book 251 – This Is Going To Hurt

Book – This Is Going To Hurt Author – Adam Kay Year – 2017 Pages – 280 Genre – Autobiography Recommended to me by Rebecca Coker Being a teacher is tough. I know that there are constant jokes about how much time we get off and how summer is a wonderful open expanse of freedom … Read moreBook 251 – This Is Going To Hurt

Book 250 – My Friend Sandy

Book – My Friend Sandy Author – Jane Duncan Year – 1962 Pages – 235 Genre – Semi-autobiographical fiction Series – My Friends Bought for me by my Mum. I thought that for book 250 I should do something special, and what more special than the book that I am named after. Although one of … Read moreBook 250 – My Friend Sandy

Book 249 – Children of Time

Book – Children of Time Author – Adrian Tchaikovsky Year – 2015 Pages – 600 Genre – Sci-Fi Bought for me by Bob and Michelle Despite being a big fantasy fan, I have never been as much of a reader of science fiction. There’s no huge reason for this – I love Star Wars and … Read moreBook 249 – Children of Time

Book 247 – Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles Annual

Book – Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles Annual Author – Angus Allen Year – 1990 Pages – 61 Genre – Children’s Annual Bought for me by Gavin and Amy I love the Turtles. Note that this is present tense, not past. I have little Turtles figures still, I wear a TMNT lanyard to work, I keep … Read moreBook 247 – Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles Annual

Book 246 – Never Anyone But You

Book – Never Anyone But You Author – Rupert Thomson Year – 2018 Pages – 344 Genre – Historical Fiction Bought for me by Bob and Michelle Despite our reading rivalry from a decade ago (a decade, seriously!), Bob is someone whose opinion on books I hugely appreciate. He has often chided me for my … Read moreBook 246 – Never Anyone But You

Book 245 – Wrestling For My Life

Book – Wrestling For My Life Author – Shawn Michaels Year – 2015 Pages – 161 Genre – Wrestling Autobiography Bought for me by Michaela and Darcy (and Vinnie) The first of my Christmas reads, and you’d better believe it – it’s a wrestling autobiography! And plenty more of these to come in the new … Read moreBook 245 – Wrestling For My Life