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October 2, 2017

One of the most consistently popular authors at Dog Eared Books is Geraldine Brooks. The Jewish-Australian-American author is one of them few that I might keep a couple of copies of each of her books. When her People of the Book was the Book of the Week early on in my...

September 1, 2017

Sometimes the daily grind of life can get you down, and even if we've got a grand adventure to look forward to in the future, we need something to get the heart pumping right now. These books were page turners, edge of the seat romps. Often for various reasons, they're...

July 31, 2017

A normal day is when I get three or four different people wander into the shop who say... 'I don't know what to read, I want something light, but not too frivolous or ridiculous.. what should I read?'
 
The best description I have been able to come up with to describe...

July 1, 2017

One of the biggest events of the 20th Century was World War II (1939 – 1945). It is not an over exaggeration to say this changed the world in so many ways. We are still discovering the stories of individual people during this time of upheaval and authors are using thes...

June 5, 2017

Lots of people love Agatha Christie, they love her style of writing, they love all those wonderful BBC dramatisations and they've read all of them umpteen times. What happens though when you've read all the books so many times that you know exactly what's going to happ...

May 2, 2017

Sometimes it's really hard to decide what to read next and even though you want to read, you're either too bored, tired or simply uninspired to work out what should be your next book. So to help make it a little easier when you're indecisive we've put together this lis...

April 5, 2017

Often around this area I'm finding that there are a lot of kids reading above their age level. They're voracious readers who devour any books that come their way. As a result parents are despairing of both keeping up with them and making sure there's nothing to unsuita...

February 27, 2017

So in the world of foodies they've paired everything with wine, whiskey and anything else with alcohol in it. In our house, whiskey is the tipple of choice and so one day, hugging my latest book to my chest I went looking for a dram to complement. This got me thinking...

December 3, 2016

With all the furore in the media in comparing Donald Trump to Hitler and other less savoury historical figures I wondered whether that was one reason why one of my most popular sections was the entire shelf of books on War. For many of you, you won't have noticed but i...

November 11, 2016

Sometimes we need to splash out and try something new. Sometimes there are odd things in life that turn out to both very interesting and informative. With an recent influx of new books, both from book hunts and from regulars bringing them in I thought I might highlight...

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