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~ * No Time For Sleeping!! * ~
Review of Sleeping Arrangements - Madeleine Wickham by xd-o-n-z-x

Advantages: plot, story, easy reading
Disadvantages: abrupt ending

~ * C.O.N.T.A.I.N.S S.P.O.I.L.E.R.S * ~ As many of you will know, I love browsing charity shops for books. I have a ‘to-read’ list of books that I would like to read and so am always looking out for these in chari ... Read review

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I could imagine this being a good one to take on holiday. by KateHurst
Great review by buzios

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24.10.2014 05:21
HAVE A HOLIDAY FLING WITH 44 SHORT STORIES . . .
Review of Sunlounger 2 - Belinda Jones by Pmshack99

Advantages: great value for money, lasts ages as 44 stories, some great stories and authors
Disadvantages: will only appeal to chick-lit fans, only available in e-book

I am a big fan of chick-lit and, in this busy day and age where I more often than not end up flipping back and forth between my Twitter and Instagram on my phone instead of reading, it Is when I am on holiday (and more than likely at the mercy of whether ... Read review

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Nice1 by LiveMusicLoverLyn
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23.10.2014 22:18
Baby you can drive my tractor...but don't marry me
Review of A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian - Marina Lewycka by JOHNV

Advantages: Funny, sad and touching by turns
Disadvantages: Paragraphing in narrative does not always flow [see review]

...that an unusual title of a review on ciao often stands out and beckons the reader, some off-the-wall book titles almost beg to be plucked from the shelf. Who could possibly resist at least a glance at something called ‘A Short History of Tract ... Read review

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Fabulous + E! We've got this at school, so I will borrow it sometime! Thank you :) by LiveMusicLoverLyn
I've heard of this, but hadn't read it; obviously there's a lot more to the storyline than I realised. by KateHurst

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23.10.2014 20:53
~ * Nice Read, Not Christmassy Enough!! * ~
Review of Santa Baby - Katie Price by xd-o-n-z-x

Advantages: plot, characters
Disadvantages: not Christmassy enough

...year was Katie Price's novel; Santa Baby. The book was released in the United Kingdom in 2012 a ... Read review

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23.10.2014 15:41
One for followers of Frieda Klein
Review of Thursday's Chilldren - Nicci French by Pointress

Advantages: Compelling characters, lots of twists and turns
Disadvantages: Best to have read other books in the series

Rather than a sole author, Nicci French is actually a writing partnership between husband and wife Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. Together they write great mystery/suspense thrillers. With an impressive list of stand alone novels behind them, in 20 ... Read review

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23.10.2014 07:49
An Italian Heretic Helping Defend The English Throne
Review of Heresy - Parris, S. J. by Andy.mack

Advantages: Very addictive page turning read with great characters and location development
Disadvantages: That I hadn't found it sooner

With my new found commuting time I’m always looking out for new books and it was that need for something to read that brought me to S.J. Parris’s series of novels revolving around 1580’s London and her lead character Giordano Bruno. I actually started my ... Read review

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22.10.2014 21:42
A fascinating, believable tale.
Review of Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden by JosieLouise

Advantages: Historically interesting, good characters
Disadvantages: Not 'unputdownable'

For 50p from a charity shop, I couldn't resist snapping this one up, as it had been on my to-read list for literally years. I bought the 1997 edition, which has a striking cover consisting of a pair of red lips on white skin. It is 434 pages long, which ... Read review

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A good concise assessment; I haven't read this one. by KateHurst
Good review :-) by Scotlass712

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22.10.2014 15:41
Thea's Parrot
Review of Thea's Parrot - Marcia Willett by Kukana

Advantages: Warm characters, nothing explicit, a gentle undemanding read
Disadvantages: Quite a few characters, a little slow-moving in places

I first came across the author Marcia Willett about fifteen years ago. I find her inspiring as she did not begin writing novels until she was fifty; now in her late sixties, she has published twenty-five in all, and is still writing. I liked the first b ... Read review

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Nicely done. by afy9mab
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21.10.2014 14:06
Life Swap
Review of Life Swap - Jane Green by jules.34

Advantages: A god read.
Disadvantages: Some confusing parts.

This story is focused on two women - Vicky Townsley who is based in London and features editor at Poise magazine and Amber Winslow who is a mother and supposedly living a suburban dream. Vicky is single and 35, wondering if she will ever get married, w ... Read review

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Handy! by LiveMusicLoverLyn
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20.10.2014 22:25
Flag wagging and Union Jack hurrahing not welcomed
Review of The Great War: The People's Story - Isobel Charman by JOHNV

Advantages: A stark portrayal of the effect of the Great War at home and abroad
Disadvantages: None

...seen many ways of telling the history of the conflict which broke out among the Great Powers of Europe and soon involved all four corners of the world. This volume, based on a recent ITV series of the same title, appro ... Read review

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20.10.2014 19:48
Hindsight can be bittersweet...an evocative, engrossing read
Review of A History of Loneliness - John Boyne by IzzyS

Advantages: Characters, engrossing, not graphic, thought provoking
Disadvantages: The chronology jumps about, large-ish paragraphs may slightly put some off? heavy subject

...my way home from work a few weeks ago (around late September (2014)?), as it was that weeks featured read in the Radio 2 book club. I've always had an int ... Read review

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Despite your recommendation, I don't think I can read this anytime soon, considering my reading list for my new blog, but a terrific review, glad you liked it! :) by eve6kicksass
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20.10.2014 18:55
Has Reacher Met His Match
Review of 61 Hours - Lee Child by Andy.mack

Advantages: A glimpse at another side of Reacher,
Disadvantages: a Slightly different formula that didn't quite work, a little labored in places

With an hour and a bit train journey to work twice a day, I have recently found myself ploughing through books at a very high rate. One of my recent reads was to reacquaint myself with Lee Child and one of my favorite fictional characters Jack Reacher, in ... Read review

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Had wondered about this one with it's moody cover - VH by LiveMusicLoverLyn

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19.10.2014 22:08
What does as doornail look like when it's dead?
Review of Dead as a Doornail - Charlaine Harris by dawnymarie

Advantages: Catch up with Sookie. Very well composed and pacey.
Disadvantages: More of the vampires would be nice

Charlaine Harris -- Dead as a doornail The Sookie Stackhouse series is also known as the Southern Vampire mysteries and in total, to date, there are thirteen novels. Doornail dead In book five of this series Miss Stackhouse returns for more mys ... Read review

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19.10.2014 16:21
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Football at all costs.......
Review of Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream - H G Bissinger by bbicuk01

Advantages: Interesting narrative on American High School Sports
Disadvantages: A bit one sided for my liking

Now I am a big sports fan as you may have seen from some of my other reviews and a great fan of American Football both college and NFL. This book was bought for me by my brother as a birthday present and I have just got round to finishing it. The book is ... Read review

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Sounds interesting. by Kukana
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18.10.2014 13:55
Toy Story Stories
Review of Toy Story 3 Little Library - Parragon (Disney) by kat123456

Advantages: good price, bright colours, simple, educational
Disadvantages: cardboard sleeve flinsy, wear and tear

...boy received this set of Toy Story 3 books for his first Christmas last year and, over the past few months, we have been looking at these together fairly regularly. This is a set of small board books (hence the title 'My First Little Library) and ... Read review

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Sweet! by LiveMusicLoverLyn

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17.10.2014 21:55
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