52 Books Challenge: (#26 Mountain of Mars) With a touch of magic!


Mountain of Mars by Glynn Stewart is the 8th book in the Starship’s Mage series. Easy to tell from the cover that it’s a science fiction series with a touch of magic thrown in so it crosses over into the fantasy genre too. I think it would be unfair and possibly confusing if I directly … Continue reading 52 Books Challenge: (#26 Mountain of Mars) With a touch of magic!

52 Books Challenge: #15 The Xanthippic Dialogues


The Xanthippic Dialogues is a work of “fictional philosophy” written by the late great English philosopher, Sir Roger Scruton, who passed away in December 2019. It is a parody on the writings of Plato which were mostly based on his dialogues with Socrates, his mentor. Remember as you read this, it’s fiction! The book begins … Continue reading 52 Books Challenge: #15 The Xanthippic Dialogues

52 Books Challenge: #14 Time of Hope


Time of Hope is the first in the Strangers and Brothers series of novels written by CP Snow and published in 1949. This book, and therefore the whole series of 11 books begins in 1914 just at the beginning of WWI and charts the beginning of the life of Lewis Elliot, in a small English … Continue reading 52 Books Challenge: #14 Time of Hope