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The Storyteller
4.14
6 out of 5 stars, 7 out of 5 stars. What an incredible story.

Abel, 17 is caring for his 6 yr old sister Micha as their mother has abandoned them. He e
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Jul 23, 2012
May 09, 2012
 
Picnic at Hanging Rock
3.72
**spoiler alert** 4 and 1/2 stars.

So much better than I remembered having read it in the 1970's when the film was released. I began this book a few da
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Jun 13, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
 
Affinity
3.71
**spoiler alert** This is the second Sarah Waters book I have read and I find her a most intriguing author. Whilst the first book The Little Stranger ...more
Jan 11, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
 
What Alice Forgot
3.97
I know most people enjoy this book, some even rave about it, but not me. The concept was interesting (woman loses memory and 10 years of her life vani ...more
Jul 31, 2012
Jan 16, 2011
 
The Buddha and the Borderline: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism, and Online Dating
4.02
Can't rave enough about this book, which tells the author's travels between being diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (as well as other men ...more
Aug 18, 2012
Mar 09, 2012
 
Sea Hearts
3.72
**spoiler alert** Absorbing book about the vengeful activities of a witch living in a community which had been cruel to her as a child.

Growing up she
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May 23, 2012
May 02, 2012
 
We Need to Talk About Kevin
4.04
Absorbing story of a co-dependent relationship of sorts between a mother and her son. He is the perpetrator of a high school mass shooting. Neither of ...more
Jul 07, 2011
Mar 12, 2011
 
A Candle for St. Jude (Madame Holbein's, #1)
3.89
Rumer Godden writes three types of books - ones about India (which I adore), ones about nuns and convent life (which I enjoy immensely) and ones about ...more
Oct 12, 2012
Jan 23, 2011
 
Shadow Princess (Taj Mahal Trilogy, #3)
3.69
The third in the Taj series, following The Twentieth Wife, and The Feast of Roses. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series, especially having travelled ...more
Nov 12, 2011
Jan 28, 2011
 
Cooking the Books (Corinna Chapman, #6)
3.88
Very disappointing way to end this series in which I have found the books to be somewhat inconsistent. The fifth book, Forbidden Fruit, was delightful ...more
Mar 30, 2013
Apr 16, 2012
 
Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
3.94

This book tells both the personal and factual story of Marie Grosholtz who, after marriage, became Madame Tussaud. She was the wax model creator who
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Oct 08, 2011
Jul 10, 2011
 
Sick to Death: A Manipulative Surgeon and a Healthy System in Crisis--a Disaster Waiting to Happen
3.74
A detailed account by an award winning journalist of the events relating to "Dr Death", Jayant Patel. Dr Patel performed surgeries in such a dangerous ...more
Oct 07, 2012
Jan 16, 2010
 
Factory Girls: Voices From The Heart Of Modern China
3.87
3 stars but at times 2 1/2. Parts were very interesting while other parts seemed repetitive. The author focuses on a couple of young women who leave t ...more
Apr 30, 2011
Jan 09, 2011
 
Bloodstain: The Vanishing Of Peter Falconio
3.58
**spoiler alert** I have just completed this fascinating book written by English journalist Richard Shears. He was based in Australia at the time of t ...more
Aug 10, 2011
May 16, 2011
 
Outside the Lines
3.88
**spoiler alert** I feel this book attempted to make certain points the perhaps the author wasn't capable of delivering. The issue of creativity being ...more
Feb 28, 2015
Feb 01, 2015
 
The Night is For Hunting (Tomorrow, #6)
4.15
**spoiler alert** I enjoy this series but have to say this book let me down. I didnt like the inclusion of the children, although I can see how, if wa ...more
Oct 23, 2010
Apr 11, 2009
 
Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony
3.82
**spoiler alert** I hadn't heard of this case before as I don't live in the USA. So this book was extra interesting to me as everything in it was fres ...more
Mar 2015
Feb 28, 2015
 
Before I Go To Sleep
3.84
**spoiler alert** Overall I can see why so many people rave about this book. It grips the reader from page 1, and the story keeps moving at a fast pac ...more
Jul 30, 2011
May 06, 2011
 
Predator (Kay Scarpetta, #14)
3.64

All the usual characters are present but each of them are sad, angry and bitter with little interaction between them. A most unusual book. By the way,
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not set
Dec 16, 2014
 
Peace to All Beings (P)
4.36
I looked forward to reading this book but was disappointed. I like the idea, but felt the author didnt deliver for me.

The book begins in part one with
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Oct 18, 2011
Apr 04, 2011
 
Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)
3.84
**spoiler alert** I enjoyed this YA book and it held my interest throughout. I notice my copy says it is book one of a trilogy, and I look forward to ...more
Oct 18, 2011
Jul 03, 2011
 
The Ten Trusts: What We Must Do to Care for The Animals We Love
4.21
A fine book which addresses various aspects of animal welfare, animal rights and what can be done to assist in providing a better life for the animals ...more
Oct 18, 2011
May 06, 2010
 
The Little Stranger
3.49
**spoiler alert** Have mixed feelings about this book. It kept my interest throughout, even though I intensely disliked the main character, the no-fir ...more
Mar 21, 2010
Mar 11, 2010
 
On the Jellicoe Road
4.17
So glad I finally read this book. Initially I was a little puzzled. In fact the first 100 pages were a bit of a puzzle to me, sorting out the storylin ...more
Jan 27, 2012
Nov 29, 2010
 
Cathedral Wednesday
4.30
brilliant children's book about boys in cathedral schools, where the boys sing at the cathedral attached to the boarding school. Just try to buy a cop ...more
Mar 18, 2012
Apr 11, 2009
 
Devil's Food (Corinna Chapman, #3)
3.92
Third book in the Corinna Chapman series.
Comfort reading, nothing too mentally challenging yet interesting enough to keep you reading.
Story quite unl
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Mar 13, 2013
Apr 16, 2012
 
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
3.70
Not my style of reading. Erotica maybe, but not this. So many brain cells I won't ever get back. Luckily it is a quick read (and I DID finish it but o ...more
Jun 20, 2012
Jun 20, 2012
 
Sins of the Brother: The Definitive Story of Ivan Milat and the Backpacker Murders
4.18
A fascinating account of the crimes known as The Backpacker Murders, committed in early 1990's in Belanglo Forest, NSW. Whilst the book could have dwe ...more
Mar 07, 2015
Mar 01, 2015
 
Her Fearful Symmetry
3.22
I don't know where to begin with this book. So much is unbelievable. I'm willing to believe that a ghost has haunted those around her, even that a gho ...more
not set
Apr 28, 2014
 
Gerald's Game
3.42
**spoiler alert** This book did nothing for me. I liked the idea but somehow the writing seemed very amateurish, not what I expected at all.

The story
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Aug 28, 2011
Aug 23, 2011
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