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How to Speak and Write Correctly
3.56
really liked it
Definitely got me thinking more about how I use language, although I was proud to recognise a lot of the errors mentioned. It was dated in some parts, ...more
Oct 20, 2010
Oct 18, 2010
 
Enough with the Socks, Already! 113 Awesome Christmas Gift Ideas for Dad
2.00
it was ok
I guess the thing with gift guides is that people are so different that it is difficult to bundle them together and say 'Get them this.'. Having a fat ...more
Dec 2010
Dec 02, 2010
 
Emotions
3.95
it was ok
I think to read a book like this you have to be open to what it wants to tell you. To be honest, I did feel that some parts were useful, and others le ...more
Nov 04, 2010
Nov 03, 2010
 
The Troublesome Offspring Of Cardinal Guzman
4.11
really liked it
A little difficult to get into initially because of the enormous cast of characters, but once I got into the story it was a wonderful and interesting ...more
Mar 19, 2010
Mar 05, 2010
 
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
3.83
liked it
Really well done look into the mind of a working class man. The atmosphere is well created too.
Jan 20, 2010
Jan 16, 2010
 
Dracula
3.98
liked it
I thought there were good and bad points to this story. I thought the elusiveness and mystery of Dracula was well done, as we most fear the unknown, a ...more
Oct 24, 2010
Oct 21, 2010
 
The Drunken Forest
4.17
liked it
I normally really enjoy Gerald Durrell's books but this one annoyed me for a few reasons (which I do think were actually related to the time it was wr ...more
Mar 15, 2010
Mar 14, 2010
 
Goodbye California
3.40
liked it
I picked this up because it was the only book in English at the hotel in Bali and it wasn't bad holiday reading.

In some ways the book had to be read
...more
Aug 06, 2010
Aug 04, 2010
 
Islands of Space
3.63
liked it
This book was slightly bizarre in a few ways.

First of all, there was predictions of amazing faster than light travel, but the characters were taking
...more
Oct 27, 2010
Oct 20, 2010
 
Good To Great
4.04
liked it
Right now I've pretty much read all of my books and my mum's books and as I'm leaving the country in a week and a half, don't want to buy more books. ...more
Aug 17, 2010
Aug 18, 2010
 
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
3.96
liked it
My mum lived in Rhodesia during the civil war, and my uncle was conscripted to fight in it, but I think because the Fuller's lives were more rural tha ...more
Aug 12, 2010
Aug 12, 2010
 
Fiji's Heritage: History of Fiji
4.00
liked it
Wow, I'd never realised that early Fijians were so blood-thirsty! This book did seem to revel in some of the less savoury aspects of Fiji's history (c ...more
Aug 20, 2010
Aug 18, 2010
 
Stupid History: Tales of Stupidity, Strangeness, and Mythconceptions Throughout the Ages
3.32
liked it
A nice quick read with lots of fun facts and stories. Without being referenced it is a bit difficult to assess the accuracy of facts, but these are li ...more
Nov 25, 2010
Nov 26, 2010
 
Old St. Paul's Cathedral
2.50
it was ok
Some nice information on Old St Paul's Cathedral, although it would have been good if it included some more recent information - although I can't comp ...more
Nov 03, 2010
Nov 02, 2010
 
The Blind Assassin
3.95
really liked it
This is one of those books that develops slowly, drawing you in, and then starts to gather momentum until you want to do anything to turn the characte ...more
Feb 22, 2010
Feb 18, 2010
 
Space Prison and Other Works
3.85
it was ok
**spoiler alert** When reading sci-fi, some part of me does generally accept that there will be parts which don't necessarily make sense. However, bas ...more
Nov 25, 2010
Nov 02, 2010
 
Wayne Bennett: Don't Die With The Music In You
3.85
liked it
Picked this up when I didn't really have anything else to read, so I didn't really know who Wayne Bennet was.

It was definitely an inspiring book, alt
...more
Aug 24, 2010
Aug 24, 2010
 
The Catcher in the Rye
3.79
really liked it
Holden Caulfield, a self-confessed liar who hates phoneys more than anything, is a wonderfully captured character, escaping to New York to avoid his p ...more
Feb 13, 2010
Feb 12, 2010
 
The Diary of a Nobody
3.71
really liked it
I think Pooter might be my dad. It was easy to recognize the naivety and self-absorption, the refusal to recognize the effects of alcohol, and the mis ...more
Nov 11, 2010
Nov 08, 2010
 
Brick Lane
3.38
liked it
What I found interesting about this book was how Nanzeen never really left her village. She moved across the world, and yet was still in a small islan ...more
Jan 31, 2010
Jan 27, 2010
 
The Black Star Passes
3.25
it was ok
While sci-fi is meant to have fantastical ideas, they're also meant to be to some extent believable, and a lot of this, particularly the environmental ...more
Oct 13, 2010
Oct 10, 2010
 
Cast But One Shadow
3.81
liked it
If this book was a person, they would hang around coffee shops reading books on Eastern philosophy and telling people about them. Basically, I thought ...more
Sep 2010
Aug 23, 2010
 
The Assassin's Song
3.68
liked it
Unfortunately I never felt like I really connected with the main character in this book. While understandably distant from his family the tension whic ...more
Jul 17, 2010
Jul 18, 2010
 
After Dark
3.68
really liked it
I love the way Murakami writes, you just feel involved his characters and the brief snapshots you get of their lives and thoughts, as well as the conn ...more
Feb 09, 2010
Feb 08, 2010
 
Drood
3.48
liked it
I've read a couple of books on Dickens recently and it has reminded me that I need to read more of his books (I've read a few, but not all). In this b ...more
Jun 11, 2010
Jun 10, 2010
 
Out
3.93
really liked it
This is so realistically written, and I think the way these ordinary, struggling women slip so easily into a life of crime is the most frightening par ...more
Jan 27, 2010
Jan 27, 2010
 
The Fern Tattoo
3.52
liked it
I do like books that make the reader do a bit of work to connect different parts of the story and characters and this book definitely did that without ...more
Jun 2010
May 28, 2010
 
Eat, pray, love: one woman's search for everything
3.51
liked it
There were parts of this book that I found annoying but overall I really enjoyed it. I think it helped that I'd visited all the countries in this book ...more
Feb 25, 2010
Feb 18, 2010
 
The Defiant Agents (Ross Murdock Series, #3)
3.87
liked it
An interesting look at what might happen if people were stripped of their awareness of modern life, and left to settle another planet, but also looks ...more
Nov 30, 2010
Nov 29, 2010
 
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
4.22
really liked it
I love short stories which give you brief snapshots into characters lives, things that you could imagine being told by someone, and these definitely f ...more
Feb 17, 2010
Feb 15, 2010
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