Book Reviews

‘The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours.’ Alan Bennett

“Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.” ― Franz Kafka

Friday, 12 August 2011

Book Blogger Hop hosted by Crazy for Books

I am taking part in the Book Blogger Hop this week, hosted by Crazy for Books. If you have visited before, thanks for coming back, and if you are hopping through, thank you and hi!

Click here for the link to this week's Hop:

The question this week is:

“Let’s talk crazy book titles! Highlight one or two (or as many as you like!) titles in your personal collection that have the most interesting titles! If you can’t find any, feel free to find one on the internet!”

I think one of the most interesting titles I have on my to be read pile is Captain Bligh's Portable Nightmare by John Toohey, about the mutiny on the Bounty ship and how Captain Bligh had to navigate a small boat with the men who had stayed loyal to him after the mutiny by Fletcher Christian and somehow bring them to safety. I've read a couple of books about the Mutiny, and I love the title of this one. 

Also interesting is Started Early, Took My Dog, quite an unusual title I thought, for Kate Atkinson's latest mystery featuring detective Jackson Brodie. I love this series and also enjoyed the recent tv adaptation. 


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your titles sound interesting. I'll have to go look up the John Toohey book...title definitely got my attention.

    Jex @ Everything and Nothing

  2. Started Early, Took My Dog is definitely an odd title. Thank you for stopping by my place. So glad you did, because now I have found your blog and am now a new follower and look forward to your future postings.

  3. I hadn't heard of Captain Bligh's Portable Nightmare but it sounds interesting, I'll have to add it to my list. New follower hopping through!

    Anja @

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog. New follower.

    The first one is a very interesting title. It's the first time I see it. :)

    Have a nice weekend.

    Library Mosaic

  5. I easily came up with five crazy book titles just by taking a fast look at my bookshelf.

    All five come from the same book series. Can you guess which series it is?

    Here’s a hint – The book series is a trilogy in five parts.

    Hop on over to my blog for the answer –

    Howard A. Sherman, Implementor
    Get Inside a Story

  6. Hey Lindsay! Thanks for following my blog. I am following you now too. Great titles! -Kristin

  7. Hi-now you following you in GFC and Twitter-I am looking forward to your future posts

  8. I've checked out Started Early twice, but I still haven't finished it!

    I'd love to have you stop by my blog and take a look at my post, The Hop: Reading a Jigsaw Puzzle. And don't forget to sign up for the Readerbuzz August Giveaway!

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  10. Hadn't heard of those two before but great titles!

  11. such great titles!! love em!!!

    thanks for hopping by earlier

    your blog is STUNNING

    - Kylie @

  12. I thought Started early, took the dog was a great title. Not read the book.


  13. Whatever a portable nightmare is I don't want one ;)
    Visiting via Book Blogger Hop. I am following you. I always follow back. Stop by and see what crazy title I chose.

  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Happy reading!

  15. Thank you all for stopping by and commenting! :-)

  16. I haven't heard of these, but the titles are definitely great! Happy Friday from a new follower!


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