Through the Biblioscope

David R. Grigg
David's thoughts on his reading life, with short reviews of books and very occasionally television and movies as well.
Created 10 Jul 2021
  • A Tower of Babel Built of Books
    31 Oct 2021 • 10 min read
    Issue #8, Sunday 31 October 2021 New and Upcoming Releases Yet again, heaps of new and interesting books coming out. So much so that I’ve broken them down by genre. When am I ever going to find the ti...
  • The Kingdoms of the City
    17 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    Issue #7, Sunday 17 October 2021 Bookish News New and upcoming releases So many new books I’d like to read! The Attack by Catherine Jinks Interesting-looking new thriller from Text Publishing. I haven...
  • Thrice Accursed Crime
    03 Oct 2021 • 9 min read
    Issue #6, Sunday 3 October 2021 Independent Bookshops Independent bookshops are precious places, where you still have a chance of discovering wonderful books outside the mass-market best-sellers, book...
  • The Rock and the Fire
    19 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 0 4
    Issue #5, Sunday 19th September 2021 Bookish News New and Forthcoming Releases There are a vast number of books published each month. Of those, I pick just a few which I think I would like to read mys...
  • Sun, Light and Rain
    05 Sep 2021 • 7 min read
    Issue #4, Sunday 5 September 2021 When I first started this newsletter, I thought I would struggle to bring it out fortnightly. As it is, I have so much material I’m struggling to keep it from needing...
  • The Shock of the New
    24 Aug 2021 • 7 min read
    Issue #3, Wednesday 25 August 2021 In this issue: Bookish News New and Upcoming Releases Nice If You Can Afford It Category Tor Essentials Awards Childrens’ Book Council of Australia Awards Queensland...
  • The View is Clear North
    11 Aug 2021 • 10 min read
    Issue #2, Wednesday 11 August 2021 In this issue: Bookish News My Reading Claire North: an Appreciation Bookish News Dervla McTiernan signs 3-book deal Crime writer Dervla McTiernan, born in Ireland b...
  • So far, so good
    24 Jul 2021 • 5 min read
    Issue #1, Saturday, 24 July 2021 On a recent episode of our podcast, my co-host Perry and I set out what we each thought were the best five books we’d read so far this year. Interestingly enough, thou...
  • Through the Biblioscope
    10 Jul 2021 • 1 min read
    Welcome to Through the Biblioscope! Hello, friends! What the heck is this, you are wondering? Let me explain. For several years I've been writing short reviews of the books I've been reading (and occa...
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