I'm an author, but I'm also a voracious reader. A big reader, often devouring a book a day if I'm not working. I read new books on my Kindle e-reader, but I also have many shelves of print books. I'm working through these to decide which ones to keep. Sometimes I'd like to keep them but the print is too small or dense for me to read, a sad side-effect of ageing. For some, especially Australian printed books or cheap mass market paperbacks, the paper has foxed and deteriorated. Others, I'm regretting the hard-earned money I wasted on them, and they go straight onto the charity pile. Starting in February 2018, I will post thoughts on each book I read. Some entries will be brief, others longer reviews, especially for Australian crime, action and adventure, and science fiction, which are my favourite themes. Enjoy.