An unexpectedly touching read

My mum gifted me this a few years ago, for Christmas, it is one of a set of three which came in a box. I never delved into them and when my best friend picked my tbr she of course picked one of them! We both love Doctor Who and Matt Smith is her favourite doctor.


Like the title says, I didn’t expect to be so touched by this book. I expected a silly little novel about a caper that the Doctor and his companions had and that was that. Instead I got an in depth story twisting and turning in time as the Doctor fights to save a man from himself. I ended up a little teary-eyed when I was nearing the end of this book sat in the library!

If you’ve ever thought about picking up any of these Doctor Who books I definitely recommend giving them a shot, this was a lot more enjoyable than I had thought and I’m looking forward to reading more from my little box set.

The Mystery of the Blue Train

Another Poirot! Yes, I always read these bad boys quickly once I get my hands on them. They just fly by!

In this story, Poirot is travelling by train from England to France when a murder occurs onboard, so of course the ever humble Poirot declares himself the only man fit to solve the case and begins to track down clues!

This case had so many twists and turns, and I actually ended up shouting at the book at one point because I had about 3 people that I thought were the murderer! One of those three guesses turned out to be pretty accurate, but the fact that I couldn’t pin the damn thing down speaks to Christie’s genius.

Have you read this book? Let me know in the comments below! I want to know if you guessed the culprit!

Mort and his mortality


As always with The Discworld so far, I’ve really enjoyed this book and the new perspective looking closer into Death’s life, his daughter, his manservant and also his new apprentice Mort. Being able to discover more about Death’s life through the eyes of someone who is also new to the world is really helpful narratively and leaves us confused half the time, which I’m sure is what Terry Pratchett would want! Although the repetitive mentioning of the slow speed of light breaking on the disc was starting to grate on my nerves after the seven-hundredth time (okay I’m exaggerating a little, and it is relevant, but it really didn’t need to be mentioned so often!), I really liked the ending of the book and I’m definitely looking forward to reading the next book in the series and to see what I’ll be told next about the Discworld.