Halfway Haverings 2022

Hullo faithful friends. It is once again time for the mid-point round up. I am up to 79 books read this year, a respectable number even with all the novellas and comics included. It’s been a pleasingly all over the shop arrangement of fantasy, crime, comics, history, rereads, new reads, and so on. The only […]

June 2022 Round Up

What’s this, a round up on time? What is happening here? Well what has been happening to me is I have sent my cat across the Atlantic, moved out of my flat while chucking most of my earthly possessions, flown across the Atlantic for a wedding, flown back, started packing for my trip back… and […]

Spring Round Up 2022

Yes, I know I mostly do these monthly. But what a last few months. This will mostly be book orientated as honest to gods, I’m not sure I can remember what else I did. Life has felt normal when living it, but looking back and it all being a blur is a good sign that […]

February 2022 Round Up

Well, we’re nearly into April (okay, not really, but), so it’s time for a round up. I’m not sure how much I’ll remember as I’m feeling pretty ennui-tastic right now, but let’s give it a try eh? What I Read Fantasy A Song for Arbonne by Guy Gavriel Kay – I stayed up until 5am to […]

January 2022 Round Up

January was a pretty quiet month here. Tried to concentrate on getting some stuff done, and didn’t. Hopefully going to make some progress on that. But for the time being, here’s what I did do in January. What I Read Fantasy The Adventures of Alyx by Joanna Russ – Short story/novella collection about the equally […]

Top 10 Drinks of 2021

This list is not in order. But I do highly recommend drinking the shit out of all of them if you get the chance. Black Forest Cake Smoothie Stout by Untitled Art and Hubbard’s Cave: I have a real weakness for pastry stouts that genuinely have some of that sweet-savoury richness of pastry. This not […]

December 2021 Round Up

And so another year bites the dust. In December I did far too much socialising, got Covid for Christmas, had some wonderful times, went back to a long distance relationship with The American for a bit, regularly did my three person team’s job single handed, and generally feel in need of a holiday. I also […]

Top 10 Books Read in 2021

Back in Halfway Haverings, with a perfectly respectable draft Top 10 already extant off of 72 books, I said there was probably a reading lull coming. As a forecast goes that was about as accurate as, well, every other type of forecaster going. There was a reading storm. Now that I’m at 200 books – […]

November 2021 Round Up

November has been… eventful here. Some of that’s been good eventful, and some very stressful eventful. Stressful enough that I don’t want to talk about it further. Still, stress means displacement activities, and that means reading. So brace yourselves: What I Read Fantasy She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan – Powerhouse good although […]