(Almost) Daily Bookshot: Foiled Fitzgerald

Foiled Fitzgerald, originally uploaded by Robert Burdock. I recently received this delicious object from my daughter as a Christmas present, and it is one of the finest looking books I've ever had pleasure of owning. For those who don't know, … [Read more...]

Daily Bookshot: Chilly James

Chilly James, originally uploaded by Robert Burdock. Seeing as I'm working my way through some its stories this month (as part of my 31 Shots of Shock reading project), I thought there was no better subject for today's Daily Bookshot than this … [Read more...]

Daily Bookshot: A Black Dandy in Paris

"A Black Dandy in Paris", originally uploaded by Robert Burdock. The Spring 2012 Serpent's Tail catalogues are in and oh how I squealed with delight when I got to Pg. 13. An unlucky number for some maybe, but for me it was lucky all … [Read more...]

Daily Bookshot: Cheaper than Chips (with Salt)

Cheaper than Chips (with Salt), originally uploaded by Robert Burdock. Now before I begin let me make one thing clear, I have no affiliation with Salt Publishing whatsoever, I just know a good bargain when I see one - especially when it comes … [Read more...]

Daily Bookshot: Self Inking

Self Inking, originally uploaded by Robert Burdock. If you saw my earlier Cover Love post, then you will know that I'm celebrating Penguin Uk's, Penguin Ink collection today. How could I not then, post the only book I have in this series, The … [Read more...]

Daily Bookshot: Fear and Loathing in a 2nd-hand Bookshop

Fear and Loathing in a 2nd-hand Bookshop, originally uploaded by Robert Burdock. I was chuffed to bits to stumble across a 2nd-hand copy of Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas recently, not least because it was a Flamingo Modern … [Read more...]

Daily Bookshot: In Perfect Harmony

In Perfect Harmony, originally uploaded by Robert Burdock. I may have said once or twice already that I'm in love with my new Kindle, but really I am. I've owned an ereader for a couple of years now (a Sony one), but I've never been able to … [Read more...]

Daily Bookshot: Dreaming of Guyana

Dreaming of Guyana, originally uploaded by Robert Burdock. Because I'm still thinking very much of EdBookFest (it'll pass I know, especially when I've caught up with my report writing), I wanted to share another of the shots I took at the … [Read more...]

Daily Bookshot: Badger Set

Badger Set, originally uploaded by Robert Burdock. On its own I don't think Philip Hensher's latest novel, King of the Badgers (Fourth Estate) stands out as being particularly attractive in an aesthetic sense (feel free to disagree :)). Cluster … [Read more...]

Daily Bookshot: Keep on Bloggin!

Keep on Bloggin!, originally uploaded by Robert Burdock. Whenever my head drops due to blogging workload and pressure (every overworked and zero paid lit blogger knows that feeling, right? :)), I'll always remember these words of encouragement … [Read more...]