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The Passion of New Eve
**spoiler alert** I didn't particularly enjoy reading this book. I found it to be distastefully pornographic, violent, and, to the degree that colour...more
Jan 2008
Nov 21, 2009
Fire Star (The Last Dragon Chronicles, #3)
**spoiler alert** This book is the third in a series by d'Lacey, the first of which, "The Fire Within" I bought for my daughter to read over a summer...more
Jan 2006
Nov 30, 2009
English in the World: History, Diversity, Change
Fascinating, but hard work! Part of my Ou course U214, which I hope to pass in 2013 as part of a Diploma in English Language Studies.
Dec 05, 2012
Oct 03, 2012
The Clematis Tree
I read this book in one day, and I cannot complain about the plot, it was gripping, though reminiscent of a soap as so much happened to this one famil...more
May 08, 2013
May 09, 2013
Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world
This book presents an 8 week cognitive therapy based meditation course, including a CD of meditations to follow. I have borrowed the book, and don't f...more
May 24, 2012
May 26, 2012
The Art Book
Love this book - it is alphabetical order of artists, with a picture of their work, and some biological detail. I particularly love the big version, t...more
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Jul 23, 2011
Me Before You
An unexpectedly touching novel in the chic lot genre, which was a very easy read: Putting this book aside proved difficult, leading to a ratty few day...more
Apr 28, 2014
Apr 29, 2014
This book is about the relationship between Amy and Martha. Amy is an ice-cold English woman on a cruise holiday whose husband has a heart attack and...more
Oct 2008
Nov 30, 2009
The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
I would rate this book higher if I hadn't read it with a sickening sense of my own limitations. Gretchen Rubin is a writer, wife, and mother, she blog...more
Jul 07, 2013
Jul 07, 2013
22 Things a Woman Must Know: If She Loves a Man With Asperger's Syndrome
This is a thin volume, and I was very pleased to get hold of it as I had read wonderful reviews, the comment that the book was positive being the clin...more
Jan 21, 2010
Jan 21, 2010
Ten Thousand Sorrows
Okay, only two stars, but that is because these days this book would be shelved as mis-lit - and that is a genre I avoid, as although I have tons of s...more
Feb 26, 2012
Feb 26, 2012
Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter, #1)
Oh how I love alliteration. I loved this book so much that I decided to review it on, a first for me. This is what I wrote:

"I devoured th...more
Jan 2006
Nov 16, 2009
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
The book starts when Allan climbs out of his bedroom window to avoid a 100th birthday party at the old people's home he reluctantly lives in. So he le...more
Sep 08, 2012
Sep 08, 2012
Maggie Cassidy
I found this book in the library, and having heard of Kerouac, but never read him, I loaned it. But I can't read it. I admire the way Kerouac creates...more
Jan 2006
Nov 30, 2009
The Suspicions Of Mr Whicher Or The Murder At Road Hill House
An excellent biography of an event, the murder of Saville Kent, bringing to life all the players big and small. I liked the measured way that events w...more
May 04, 2014
May 03, 2014
The House We Grew Up In
I found this story mesmerising and could barely put the book down. This is a family that you can imagine yourself part of, but a family going through...more
Dec 30, 2013
Dec 30, 2013
The English Language: A Guided Tour of the Language
A fascinating little book about the English Language and a perfect present for anyone who gets cross if you pronounce schedule as "sked-yule" rather t...more
Oct 2008
Nov 30, 2009
A Quiet Belief In Angels
Precis: A man's life is overshadowed by a brutal serial killer.

One of a chunk of books bought from The Book People that had all been included in Rich...more
Jan 2008
Nov 30, 2009
On Foot Through Africa
I was disenchanted by Ffyona Campbell's admission shortly after I finished reading this book that she had "cheated" on her walk through America, takin...more
Jan 1995
Jan 04, 2010
A Song of Stone
**spoiler alert** Well, before I sat to write my thoughts on this book, I have taken the unprecedented step of looking up other reviews on the Interne...more
Jan 2006
Nov 29, 2009
The Last Juror
This book was badly named. The name, plus the blurb that talked about the retribution starting when the murderer is released, gave me to understand th...more
Aug 2008
Nov 30, 2009
Perfect Match
**spoiler alert** Precis: The story follows the reaction of a family to finding out their child has been abused.

I found this book quite disturbing, fo...more
Jan 2006
Nov 30, 2009
An Asperger Marriage
This book is about a particular marriage where the man has since the marriage been diagnosed as having Asperger's Syndrome. I found the book interesti...more
Jan 20, 2010
Jan 21, 2010
Pretending to Be Normal: Living with Asperger's Syndrome
I found this book to be very interesting, though frustrating. Unless I missed it, Liane doesn't make it clear if she was actually disgnosed with Asper...more
Jan 30, 2010
Jan 31, 2010
The Story of a Marriage
Precis: A marraige comes under stress when a long ago lover turns up out of the blue.

I thought that this writer writes very well. I loved reading this...more
Jan 2008
Nov 30, 2009
Through the Eye of a Needle
This is quite an odd book - it doesn't really work as a book, but it doesn't really work as a collection of newspaper columns either, it's a kind of m...more
May 29, 2010
Jun 02, 2010
Hmmm, still processing this one. I didn't want to give it three star "I liked it", because actually I found this book a discomforting, unsettling read...more
May 22, 2011
May 22, 2011
Pure Dead Magic (Pure Dead #1)
Precis: Mum's at witch school, and has chucked Dad out, when he is kidnapped by his Italian mobster family. The kids are playing on the computer, and...more
Jan 2008
Nov 30, 2009
The Jane Austen Book Club
Precis: The book is exactly as the title explains, about a book club that meets to discuss the works of Jane Austin, and about the way they and their...more
Jan 2006
Nov 30, 2009
Pilgrims Rest
I lent the book "Don't lets go to the dogs tonight" to a colleague, who in turn lent me this book. It is the story of a Welsh widow who takes her four...more
Feb 2009
Nov 24, 2009
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