Susie’s Monthly Friday Book Club.


I have got behind with Matthew Reilly’s books so when I got my book tokens for my Birthday I bought his latest ones and so this is the second book I have read of his new ones.  It is a “stand alone” one not linked to his two hero’s but is, as all his others are, well written.  From the first page it moves fast and does not stop until the last page. 

The Chinese have been developing a new kind of theme park with which they want to out-do Disney World and all their parks combined.  This has been achieved by a find of the Century, dormant dragon eggs, however they have not just hatched the eggs but also tampered with some of them and that is where their troubles start. 

As the cover suggests “Jurassic Park with Dragons” and I would add “Game of Thrones” but the Dragons are aiming for the Throne!!

It is a great read and can be found at Amazon on all platforms.


Do you ever buy books because you like the look of them?  This is different of course to judging a book by its cover (although I have bought books because of their covers before now and found them to be very good).  However when we were in London before Christmas I saw this book in the bookshop and just loved it.



Hannah Dale is an illustrator and her drawings can be found on pottery and kitchen wares but she has also included her illustrations in a book on British wildlife.  There is a picture of the animal and then a description of it on the opposite page.  They usually call these books “coffee table books” and I just love the whimsy of the drawings in this one.



On a sad note Rosamunde Pilcher passed away on February 6th aged 94.  If you have never read any of her books then I can highly recommend them.  Her break through novel, “The Shell Seekers” was in fact her fourteenth novel but this book made her name.  The book is about character Penelope Keeling who relives her life in flash backs through the novel and her relationship with her adult children.

There is a follow-up novel to The Shell Seekers called “September” which I actually liked better than the first!  But that’s me! 

I hope you lovely lot have a wonderful weekend and find some time to sit and read, which is what Winter is all about!

Hugs, Susie xx


2 thoughts on “Susie’s Monthly Friday Book Club.

  1. farmquilter

    I quite feel sorry for people who don’t like to read! I take so many trips through books that I could never take without them!! The likelihood of me traveling to a different galaxy are zero, but it is fun to escape to another place and time with bizarre circumstances. Thanks for the new-to-me books to check out!

  2. Molly the AireGirl

    All of these books look like great reads. I will have to look for a book by Rosamunde Pilcher next time I’m at the library. I know that I’ve read her books before. I can’t remember which ones. RIP Rosamunde Pilcher.

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