What Book Now?

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
Anna Quindlen, "Enough Bookshelves," New York Times, 7 August 1991

And yet I accrue more books than I can ever build enough shelves for. So many have to be passed on to friends or charity shops and I lose track of what I have read. This website sets out to remedy that by recording every book I have read since Christmas 2009 and noting my thoughts about each one. Every review is mine and mine alone. If the trend of interested parties planting favourable 'reader reviews' on sales websites worries you (as it worries me), then you have no fear here as I have no link to the industry other than being a consumer. That means I can give my honest opinion.

I hope that these pages can be of use to you. You are clearly a book lover too or you wouldn't have visited. It is up to you to decide whether my views accord to your own - tastes vary and just because I liked a book it is no guarantee that you won't hate it! But at least you know that I am honest and so if you find yourself mostly in agreement or mostly opposed to my views, then they may help you to decide what book to read next. In my opinion, time spent with a book is rarely wasted and time spent with a good book is time richly rewarded.

Happy reading.

My 5 most recently read books:

  • The Geneva Deception by James Twinning (Fiction) Backcover blurb: A missing masterpiece. A shocking truth. An alliance signed in blood. For Lieutenant Allegra Damico, the brutal murder of a mafia enforcer offers her an unexpected opportunity to ...
    Posted 14 Apr 2010, 17:58 by DP Durlston-Powell
  • Sphinx by TS Learner (Fiction) Backcover blurb: An ancient treasure. A deadly sacrifice. And a secret to kill for. Alexandria, Egypt, 1977. During a dive to an old shipwreck, archaeologist Isabella Warnock uncovers an artefact ...
    Posted 14 Apr 2010, 15:04 by DP Durlston-Powell
  • The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry (Fiction) Backcover blurb: The ancient Order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute power over kings and popes... until the Inquisition, when the Knights were wiped from the face ...
    Posted 4 Apr 2010, 09:42 by DP Durlston-Powell
  • The Awful Secret by Bernard Knight (Fiction) Backcover blurb: Gilbert de Rideford is a Knight of the Temple of Solomon, and an old acquaintance from Crowner John's crusading days. He claims to have come into possession ...
    Posted 25 Mar 2010, 04:19 by DP Durlston-Powell
  • Silent Tears by Paul Henke (Fiction) Backcover blurb: From the depths of depression and the rise of fascism to the abdication of Edward VII and the Spanish Civil War, Henke's meticulous research brings the period ...
    Posted 22 Mar 2010, 06:27 by DP Durlston-Powell
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