#R3COMM3ND3D2020 with #BookBlogger Paul (@halfmanhalfb00k) #HalfmanHalfbook #damppebbles #BookRecommendations #publishedin2020

Wooohoo, it’s Sunday and day 43 of this year’s #R3COMM3ND3D. I hope you’re having a splendid weekend and you’ve got a great book on the go. Today I am delighted to welcome another superb book blogger to share their three #R3COMM3ND3D2020 picks with us. It’s the brilliant Paul of Halfman, Halfbook. I think I say this every time Paul takes part in #R3C but he absolutely wins ‘best named blog’. Aren’t we all half-book?? I really enjoy Paul’s blog so head on over and hit subscribe. You won’t regret it!

So, what is #R3COMM3ND3D2020? It’s about sharing the book love. It’s a chance for authors, book bloggers and bookstagrammers to shout about three (yes, *only* three) books they love. They can be written by any author, in any genre and published in any way (traditionally, indie press or self-published). But there is a catch. All three books must have been published in 2020. To make things interesting I have added a couple of teeny, tiny rules this year which are; 1) the book must have first been published in 2020 and 2) special editions and reissues do not count. I like to keep you lovely people on your toes. 😉

Here are the three books Paul chose…

Greenery: Journeys in Springtime by Tim Dee
Tim Dee is a magnificent writer and this book is one of his best. His endless fascination with the natural world. As he heads into the autumn of his life this is the story of his journey through spring follow the migrant birds as they head across Africa to spend summer in the UK.
Paul’s Review of Greenery

Into the Tangled Bank by Lev Parikian
Lots of people have rediscovered the natural world under lockdown this year and Parikian’s book is a way of finding out about those creatures who are in your local neighbourhood. He writes really well and you will probably laugh a lot at this too.
Paul’s Review of Into the Tangled Bank

Dark, Salt, Clear: Life in a Cornish Fishing Town by Lamorna Ash
Cornwall. Just the name of it brings to mind summer holidays, ice creams and the gull easting your chips. Ash is interested in the fishing though and moves down there with the intention of helping out of some of the boats that still fish the waters. Beautifully written, this is a snapshot of the side of Cornwall that the tourists never see or notice.
Paul’s Review of Dark, Salt, Clear

Three absolutely fascinating books, Paul. Thank you. Having spent many holidays in Cornwall and still having family living in Hayle, I’m drawn to Dark, Salt, Clear despite never having been fishing!

If Paul has managed to tempt you, or if you would like to find out more about the books recommended above, please see the following links:

Greenery by Tim Dee
Into the Tangled Bank by Lev Parikian
Dark, Salt, Clear by Lamorna Ash

About Paul:
I have always loved all things about reading and books, and cannot walk past a bookshop or library without popping in; just to look, you understand.

I read all types and genres of books, but my real passion is for non-fiction, in particular travel, natural history, history and science. I also love science fiction and fantasy and try to read some contemporary fiction along the way too.

I have been a judge on the Edward Stanford Travel writing awards for the past two years and have been writing for NB Magazine as a non-fiction reviewer. I have a blog and I am very active on Good Reads as well.

Paul’s Blog and Social Media Links:
Halfman, HalfbookTwitter @halfmanhalfb00k |

If you’re a book blogger, bookstagrammer or an author and you have three books published this year which you want to shout about then please complete the following form (or click this link: https://forms.gle/kHTQeQdiUNZTsW4d6)

One thought on “#R3COMM3ND3D2020 with #BookBlogger Paul (@halfmanhalfb00k) #HalfmanHalfbook #damppebbles #BookRecommendations #publishedin2020

  1. Thank you for your kind comments about, ‘best-named blog’ I had borrowed the idea from the Belgian cyclist, Eddie Merckx who was known as half man half bike.


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