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The House of Sleep by Jonathan Coe
The House of Sleep
by Jonathan Coe (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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Actually started the book three times and stopped, before finally really getting into the story. none of the characters is really likeable, but the writing is good - even though it may be a bit too ambitious. It often made me feel I was reading a col...more
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Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear
Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs #2)
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Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, #1)
by Jacqueline Winspear (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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Having finished another mystery series (chief Inspector Gamache by Louise Penny), I have tried to fight off my post-book/series depression by diving straight into another series. Not really sure it was a success, though. The book is ok, but a bit slo...more
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The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
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“For a long time I felt I had done a very brave thing. There is nothing more boring for an intelligent woman than to spend endless amounts of time with small children. I felt I wasn’t the best person to bring them up. I would have ended up an alcoholic or a frustrated intellectual like my mother.”
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2013 Reading Challenge
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