52 Book Challenge: #1 The 100 Year Old Man Who ……..


I recently signed up for Audible membership, the Amazon Kindle section that sells audible versions of books. Sorry, obvious really! It was during the recovery period following my prostate cancer surgery when I was finding it very difficult to concentrate on reading anything, so I thought I’d give Audible a try. It’s £7.99 each month … Continue reading 52 Book Challenge: #1 The 100 Year Old Man Who ……..

A Light Has Gone Out Across England!


SIR ROGER SCRUTON, has died aged 75. He was a philosopher and academic variously identified as “one of the nearest things Britain has to a public intellectual”, Britain’s favourite “token reactionary” (his own description), and even “the thinking man’s skinhead”. As one of the most contentious figures in British public life, Scruton operated as an … Continue reading A Light Has Gone Out Across England!

Cicero, Buddha and The Two Doctors on Old Age


I first published this book review as a “conversation” between ourselves and Buddha (Sid) exactly one year ago at the start of 2019 and it seemed appropriate to repost it for all of my new followers as well as having a sort of timeless quality to it. The central issue is for us old fogies … Continue reading Cicero, Buddha and The Two Doctors on Old Age

How to Review Your Year of Books Read


I received an email the other day from Goodreads, a website I use to search for books of interest and to read reviews written by enthusiasts. It gave me a complete breakdown of all of the books I’d read across the year which I found quite interesting and surprising in some areas. “Goodreads is a … Continue reading How to Review Your Year of Books Read

Crossing a glacier for a hot chocolate!


I've been rereading, or rather listening to via Audible, Mountains of the Mind, a book I've had for a while. I'm starting to discover that “listening” to a book is a very different experience especially if it's a non-fiction book and on a topic which has a great deal of emotion as well as information. … Continue reading Crossing a glacier for a hot chocolate!