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The Chocolate Lovers' Christmas

Advantages: A great light read
Disadvantages: Lucy's character is a bit too naive

...This is another brilliantly crafted book by Carole Matthews. I have read many of her books and they are always written in the real world, written about friendships, relationships, ups and downs. This particular book is the latest in a set, set around a ...

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Review of The Chocolate Lovers' Christmas - Carole Matthews

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Not Rounded Enough

Advantages: None
Disadvantages: Style, structure, "voice" (lack of)

As short story collections go, this is a fairly ambition bundle, some 22 stories running to a total of nearly four hundred pages. You'll gather from the fact that I'm starting with the statistics that I didn't instantly fall in love with Bellotte's writi ...

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Review of Unround Circle - Peter Belotte

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A Beautiful Find

Advantages: A lovely quirky story
Disadvantages: None

Millie Bird keeps a notebook. She writes in it all of the Dead Things that she sees. Her Very First Dead Thing was her dog Rambo. Then there were other things a spider, a Bird… but then there was number 28. The twenty-eighth dead thing than Millie Bir ...

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Review of Lost & Found - Brooke Davis

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~ * A Christmas Feast!! * ~

Advantages: stories, well written
Disadvantages: none

The Christmas holidays has meant lots of reading for me. As many of you will know, in the run up to Christmas I like to read Christmassy books. This year my Christmas book pile was huge; one of which was this book, ‘A Christmas Feast’ by Katie Fforde whic ...

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Drowning in Chigozie Obioma's first book The Fishermen

Advantages: Just an excellent book - no more, no less
Disadvantages: None for me

...It is often said that those that read will see the world through the eyes of others, and Chigozie Obioma’s The Fishermen offers a wonderful picture of life growing up in a small town in Western Nigeria with an unfamiliar blend of western sensibilities and ...

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Review of The Fisherman - Chigozie Obioma

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