I have realised that many good blogs have book reviews.  I assume this is because people think the bloggers are great and value their opinion and think a review will drive book sales into the millions.  So as my post on cats was so successful I decided to follow the herd (of cats) and do something similar.

So I have set my standard high, and with no expense spared have secured a book to review to demonstrate my great reviewing skills.


I know this is a high calibre book (despite the fact that I paid a bargain 75p for it from a charity sale) due to the vintage (vintage = old and expensive rather than old and in a skip for free) frontpiece.

I never quite got what a 'Preparatory School' was preparing you for.

So now I just have to read it and decide how many dinosaurs to award it.  I am sure the steady stream of free books to review will follow straight after.



  1. People do send me books to review. It’s a mixed blessing. I do feel obliged to read the books before I review them and often they are quit long and aren’t very good. But then I really enjoy writing a review telling both of my readers what an awful book it is.

    PS. Couldn’t you review knitting patterns instead?

    • Giant problem reviewing knitting patterns – is it you / the wool / the needles / the tension / the fact you were knitting it in the dark or is it the pattern?

      As its generally something relating to me I therefore feel guilty slagging off the pattern – even on previously giant and now tiny and felted jackets.

      Good news on Bill however – it is a truly gripping tale. Have you ever thought about reviewing 30ft luxury yachts to see if you can get one of those for free?

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