I'm a Christian, a designer, and a gadget fan who lives in Cheltenham, UK.

This is my blog, a creative outlet to mess around and play with as well as a place that logs my thoughts and inspirations.

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

Author: Char­lie Mack­esy
Book pub­lished: 2019
Rat­ing: ★★★★★
Fin­ished on: 9/2/2020
Absolute­ly loved this book. Very inspi­ra­tional and thought-pro­vok­ing. A book that is firm­ly on the favourites list for a long time.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Author: Heather Mor­ris
Book pub­lished: 2018
Rat­ing: 4
Fin­ished on: 2019/12/29
I’ve want­ed to read this for a while and final­ly got around to it. Whilst it’s a very sad sto­ry, there are moments of hope in there. We must all pray that noth­ing like it ever hap­pens again.

Author: James S.A. Corey
Book pub­lished: 2011
Rat­ing: 4
Fin­ished on: 26/03/2019

Author: Bernard Corn­well
Book pub­lished: 2018
Rat­ing: 4
Fin­ished on: 19/02/2019

Author: Robin Hobb
Book pub­lished: 2017
Rat­ing: 5
Fin­ished on: 21/01/2019

Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual

Author: Michael Pol­lan
Book pub­lished: 2008
Rat­ing: 4
Fin­ished on: 2019/01/07
The fol­low up to the book and film doc­u­men­tary which gives a few prac­ti­cal hints. I still like the main premise the most:

Eat food. Not too much. Most­ly plants. This was the bot­tom line, and it was sat­is­fy­ing to have found it, a piece of hard ground deep down at the bot­tom of the swamp of nutri­tion sci­ence: sev­en words of plain Eng­lish, no bio­chem­istry degree required.

My Year in Books, 2018

For the past few years I’ve tak­en part in the Goodreads Read­ing Chal­lenge set­ting myself the tar­get of read­ing at least 25 books over the course of the year. This year I haven’t quite hit my goal, but I’ve still enjoyed a good year of read­ing. The books have most­ly been fic­tion this year, with a cou­ple of non-fic­tion books find­ing their way in. This is the first year I’ve man­aged to make some kind of a log of the books I’ve read on this blog which I want­ed to round up in a sin­gle post for easy ref­er­ence in the future.