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Totally and utterly enjoyed Broken. It did not bother me in the slightest that there was a slight mirroring of To Kill A Mockingbird, in fact Other th ...more
Nov 08, 2011
Nov 06, 2011
Lateral Thinking
I poured over this for the past few months and renewed it at the library numerous times. I think that I would rather have had it taught to me as is re ...more
Nov 09, 2011
Nov 16, 2011
The Corrections
I realised very quickly that this was not a book I was going to rip through in a day or two. I had never heard of Jonathan Franzen and was given a cop ...more
Apr 20, 2013
May 31, 2013
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
Oh what will I do now? No more Lisbeth and no more Stieg Larssonon. What a loss! By far the best series of any books I have read in a long time. I sav ...more
Feb 19, 2012
Feb 19, 2012
The Slap
I am a bit sad and never really buy modern fiction, but this one caught my eye and I am so pleased it did. I notice that this book has had some harsh ...more
Jan 28, 2011
Jan 24, 2011
Sophie's Legacy
It is so very hard to give this book a star rating. It is so tragic and heart breaking but Lesley deserves the respect any decent writer gets. She is ...more
Aug 05, 2011
Aug 07, 2011
Hope's Boy
I was surprised by how good it was. Sorry. It never ceases to amaze me how we can be so mean to children! These stories are endless and untold number ...more
Dec 16, 2011
Dec 06, 2011
We Need to Talk About Kevin
Quite a confronting read and I just know that many woman could easily identify with Eva. I admire the brutal honesty of this character and in no way t ...more
Aug 30, 2010
Aug 22, 2010
My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales
I am of two minds about this book, but on the over all the stories I enjoyed far outweighed the ones I didn't even understand!! Rumplestiltskin was al ...more
Nov 13, 2011
Nov 16, 2011
World Without End (The Pillars of the Earth, #2)
Dissapointing all around. The Pillars of the Earth is one of my faves but this book is weak. Far too many cressendo's without the fullfilment of clima ...more
May 16, 2009
Aug 24, 2008
The Vintner's Luck (Vintner's Luck, #1)
This was completely unexpected! I found it very difficult to put down and although in parts the relationships were a bit disturbing, overall it was a ...more
Mar 2009
Mar 12, 2009
Urban Tails: Inside the Hidden World of Alley Cats
Yes, it is very sad but we all need to be exposed to the awful world of animal neglect. We need to realise just how important it is to desex our pets ...more
not set
May 15, 2009
The Bell Jar

It goes to show that even back then being white and privelaged AND educated was no tea party. Freedom of the expectation to follow the l
Jul 24, 2010
Aug 07, 2008
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
I am simply kicking myself that I never read these earlier. I finished this easily in two days and I work full time and run my own business. Needless ...more
Feb 14, 2012
Feb 08, 2012
Alex Haley: The Playboy Interviews
I feel so privelaged to have been given a copy of this book and I re- read it often for inspiration in my life. How I wish that journalism was such no ...more
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Jun 04, 2012
Married to a Bedouin
Well I must say that I was a little deflated after reading this book. I guess I wanted more passion behind her story. To begin with, she had to have b ...more
Nov 06, 2011
Oct 25, 2011
Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook: Strategies, Recipes, and Techniques of Classic Bistro Cooking
I really really like Bourdains writing. Witty and lyrical and straight to the point. This is not only a very good practical cook book minus the glossy ...more
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May 15, 2010
The scarecrow: A novel
i read this in a day because it was hard to put down. Kinda creepy and dark and a great twist. I read this years ago as a teen but now look forward to ...more
not set
Jun 12, 2010
Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die:  Musings from the Road
I have loved Willie since I was 4. I am now 38 and after reading this I felt I'd had a really good yarn with him. he made me laugh and I shed a tear f ...more
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Jul 01, 2014
An American Vision: Three Generations of Wyeth Art: N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, James Wyeth
I was only just recently introduced to Andrew Wyeth and immediatel fell in love with his work. I am now reading everything I can about him and his fam ...more
Aug 07, 2011
Aug 07, 2011
Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat
Ok, this is not generally a book that I would ever have bought or indeed even read. One of my dear sweet customers thought I amy be interested as I ha ...more
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May 15, 2010
Sense and Sensibility
I am not sure why I haven't read Jane Austen before, perhaps the fact that it is supposed to be a romance novel was what put me off. Well, I amanged t ...more
Jan 21, 2012
Jan 01, 2012
Plumb (Plumb, #1)
I am by no means a literary genius but I really enjoyed this story of a man who strives for meaning of belief at every chance even at the expense of h ...more
not set
Jun 04, 2008
Go Fish
Awesome Al...a totally practical and exciting guide on our Kai Moana. I love the fold out fish guide too. Great idea!
Oct 12, 2011
Nov 14, 2011
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
This book just went on and on and on and on....I was so entirely dissapointed. Not a single likeable Character extect for the dear girl with the Downs ...more
Jul 31, 2011
Jun 04, 2008
To Elvis With Love
A lovely touching story of which I can relate to quite closely. Beauty comes in many forms.
May 22, 2011
Aug 07, 2011
State of Siege
How does she do it?! I have just finished reading the State of Siege, I could not put it down out of suspense and finished it in a day! Yes, its cold ...more
Aug 11, 2008
Aug 07, 2008
A Town Like Alice
I cannot believe I left it this long to read....definately one of my favourites from now on in.
Apr 13, 2011
Apr 08, 2011
The Helga Pictures
Awe-inspiring and magical - stunning.
Aug 03, 2011
Aug 07, 2011
These Is My Words (Sarah Agnes Prine, #1)
The title dosnt fit and its no war and peace grand epic but I enjoyed it non the less. I laughed and frowned and cried. A good one rainy day read. gre ...more
May 28, 2013
May 31, 2013
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