‘Book Bites’ for Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award shortlist revealed - Alas, I've not had the time or the focus to be able to get behind one of my favourite short story awards this year, but that doesn't stop me giving you the heads up on the freshly announced … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Thursday 19th November 2009

Arthur Miller joined me for breakfast this morning, in what is most definitely becoming a routine for the week. Please Don't Kill Anything is the third story from Presence: Collected Stories of Arthur Miller (Bloomsbury), and to be honest it is … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Wednesday 18th November 2009

And so my journey through Presence (Bloomsbury), the collected short stories of Arthur Miller continued first thing this morning with a read of Miller's 1951 short story, Monte Sant' Angelo. The story, which first made it's appearance in Harper's … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Tuesday 17th November 2009

Following my enforced rest period reading began again in earnest today at RobAround Manor, and I couldn’t have been more happier. I began the day with the opening story of Bloomsbury’s recently published collection of Arthur Miller short stories, … [Read more...]

Forethoughts: city-lit BERLIN

So it's Hey-O and away I go as I head off to Berlin for my next read, with the latest city-lit edition from Oxygen Books. If you’re a regular reader of RobAroundBooks then you’ll know that I’m a bit of a fan of the city-lit series. For those not … [Read more...]

Daily Bookshot: ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’

The Weekend's Bookish highlight, originally uploaded by Robert Burdock. The highlight of the weekend for me was definitely finding a copy of city-lit Berlin in my Parcel Safe. Published on November 5th to coincide with the 20th anniversary of … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Monday 17th August 2009

07:00 - Back on track with my reading, and over muesli and orange juice this morning I read the next story in line from OX-Tales: Water (Profile Books), Bethany-next-the-Sea by William Boyd. This was an interesting story, and by no means a bad one. … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Tuesday 21st July 2009

07:00 - A serving of Ox-Tales: Air (Profile Books) with breakfast, and the story next in line from the collection was The Desert Torso by Kamila Shamsie. The story revolves around a courier’s transporting of an ancient and valuable stone torso across … [Read more...]

Next stop Berlin. Oxygen Books announce latest city-lit destination

Oxygen Books have announced that the latest in their city-lit series, city-lit Berlin (ISBN: 9780955970047), will be released on November 5th to tie in with the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall (November 9th, 1989). The third title … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Sun 28th June 2009

Last night - Alex Burrett, if you’re reading this I just want to tell you that you’re a genius, and I love your imagination! Read Immortal from his My Goat Ate Its Own Legs collection (Burning House) and I loved it. Reading as a kind of modern … [Read more...]