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Amuse, inform, inspire (Perfumes: The Guide)
Review of Perfumes: The A-Z Guide - Luca Turin by skyelightsmoke

Advantages: Extremely readable, entertaining and honestly informative
Disadvantages: NO UPDATES since 2009, very very idiosyncratic, indexing issues

The Gist Delightfully readable, entertaining and honestly informative if idiosyncratically opinionated guide to fine fragrance. Highly, highly recommended. The full story The only thing that could be conceivably better than reading Perfumes w ... Read review

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19.01.2017 11:17
hard
Review of The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins by frankieb42

Advantages: great ending
Disadvantages: hard to take

...really great read i think the book grippped me from the beginning, the characters stood out, i think at first it was a little bit hard to read due to the way it kept jumping from character to character it was mind twisting, some points ... Read review

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No where near enough by sellerleygirl
nexttttttttttttttttt by thedevilinme

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18.01.2017 23:25
Our Man
Review of Nostromo - Joseph Conrad by 1st2thebar

Advantages: Possibly Conrad's literature masterpiece; directed at modern day globalism
Disadvantages: Not given enough theoretical acknowledgement on any level

Publisher: Harper, Wordsworth Classics Duration: 388 pages Format is in three parts The paid paperback version 8.99 GBP offers the intellectualism of Robert Hampson (University of London) , not forgetting an extensive bibliography list, a treat for t ... Read review

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Good review. by Absinthe_Fairy
Great review by GeorgieH1994

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18.01.2017 13:31
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Princess Polly's Potty by Andrea Pinnington
Review of Princess Polly's Potty - Andrea Pinnington by snow_drops

Advantages: nice illustrations, clear message, useful potty training tool
Disadvantages: won't appeal to all children due to the Princess vibe!

Princess Polly’s Potty by Andrea Pinnington Price: RRP £6.99 Available from: Waterstones, Amazon.co.uk, The Works, Mothercare Suitable for: recommended for 18 months and over Offers: The best prices I can find are on Amazon – the board book from ... Read review

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vh :o) by euphie
The sound of running water apparently does the trick. Good piece. by 1st2thebar

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16.01.2017 15:00
Who is the Prince of the Mists?
Review of The Prince Of Mist - Carlos Ruiz Zafon by catsholiday

Advantages: Well written, good story, very tense
Disadvantages: Some parts of the story brushed over because of book length?

The Prince of the Mists by Carlos Ruiz Zafon I had previously read “Shadow of the Wind” by this author so when I saw this book in Tesco on the charity shelf I popped it into my trolley, put the suggested £1 into the charity box and pushed my trolley out ... Read review

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Excellent :-) by sirodar
I couldn'tr get into this. by Nymphypig

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15.01.2017 20:29
Boys don't cry..... or do they?
Review of Boys Don't Cry - Malorie Blackman by stacey2911

Advantages: a great quick read
Disadvantages: not suitable for younger more sensitive readers

Boys Don't cry Malorie Blackman Released: 2008 Pages: 302 Genre: Young adult I am such a bookworm, I love reading and escaping into someone else's world for a little while. My local charity shop are currently over stocked with books so they are doing 'fi ... Read review

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Aye, they do! Sob x by sirodar
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15.01.2017 16:15
The fault in our stars is....
Review of The Fault in Our Stars - John Green by euphie

Advantages: Lovely story that changes your views in teenage cancer
Disadvantages: Very sad in places, characters can be annoying

I had wanted to watch the film of this book for quite a while and finally watched it a few weeks ago while having a duvet day with a friend. I loved the film although it was very sad and hadn't really intended to read the book but finding it in a charity ... Read review

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I didn't expect to like the book as much as I did by Essexgirl2006
I like the sound of this, thanks! by SnowSurprise

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15.01.2017 12:18
A cute and colour tale in a glossy and bright format
Review of Ouch! - Ragnhild Scamell by rolandrat123

Advantages: Very bright and colourful and large ans easy to read short bits of text
Disadvantages: None

The Book by Ragnhild Scamell (Author), Michael Terry (Illustrator) Glossy cover storybook Full price £6.99 Published by Little Tiger Press 32 pages in total. Price Price marked as £6.99 but selling on The Works website for £2 on its ... Read review

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Cute! by SnowSurprise

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15.01.2017 11:02
The Rotters Club by Jonathan Coe
Review of The Rotters' Club - Jonathan Coe by siberian-queen

Advantages: Maybe a nostalgic look on 1970s Birmingham
Disadvantages: Its not very exciting or captivating for me

I was given The Rotter’s Club by Jonathan Coe to read as part of www.sixbookchallange.co.uk with work. I have to admit this is not my usual sort of book and not one I would have chosen of the shelf, but have on previous reads found that I do enjoy other ... Read review

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Very good x by sirodar
VH by Secre

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14.01.2017 19:11
This Charming Man by Marian Keyes
Review of This Charming Man - Marian Keyes by snow_drops

Advantages: interesting narrative style, deals with dark issues with empathy and humour, very readable
Disadvantages: you might not like one of the character's 'diary' style of writing

This Charming Man by Marian Keyes Price: Paperback £7.99, and Kindle edition £3.99 Available from: Amazon, and some other book shops Suitable: for adult readers Offers: none currently Author: Marian Keyes Published: Penguin (2008) Genre: modern f ... Read review

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Might have to give this a gander by Secre
Exceptional by boticon

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12.01.2017 09:25
Congratulations Mary, This Is a Berry Good Book!!!
Review of My Kitchen Table: 100 Cakes And Bakes - Mary Berry by BrutalHonesty91

Advantages: Baked goods cheaper and better than Mr Kipling, easy to follow, lovely images
Disadvantages: My expanding waistline

So, Ciao says that Mary Berry is the queen of cakes. I must live in a small hole in the ground but in all honesty, I had not a clue who dear Mary was until the 25th December 2016 when I unwrapped this glossy cookbook. I broke out in a clammy sweat... Whos ... Read review

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Love Mary! Excellent review! by Chippytarka
An excellent review. E from me. by Violet1278
exceptional

11.01.2017 01:15
Penguin by Polly Dunbar - quite an unusual children's book
Review of Penguin - Polly Dunbar by snow_drops

Advantages: recognisable illustrations, a bit out of the ordinary
Disadvantages: the moral behind the story is a bit strange

Penguin by Polly Dunbar Price: paperback version RRP £6.99, Kindle edition £3.98 Available: Amazon, and some other book shops Suitable: for ages 2 and over Offers: none currently Author: Polly Dunbar Illustrator: Polly Dunbar Published: Walker Boo ... Read review

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vh :o) by euphie
I often stand on people's heads when I want them to talk to me lol!! by bettyboo47

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09.01.2017 16:22
Not Again!
Review of Come Again - Josie Lloyd, Emlyn Rees by Soho_Black

Advantages: A fun, light read in places
Disadvantages: A few too many cliches

Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees bought something a little different to the chick-lit genre in 1998 with their debut collaboration “Come Again”. Whilst the standard chick-lit subjects of love, sex and breaking up were included, what made “Come Again” different ... Read review

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vh :o) by euphie
interesting!! by bettyboo47

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08.01.2017 19:26
A great little book
Review of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff at Work - Richard Carlson by effysed

Advantages: Motivating, heart-warming, inspiring and contagious.
Disadvantages: None!

This book since I have read it has been passed through all my family and friends. I truly love the concise chapters that are just enough for you to be able to digest without feeling like too of a heavy read. Each point in each chapter is truly a recommend ... Read review

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A synopsis would aid your readership. by 1st2thebar
Not quite sure what I was reading about here. R. by RICHADA

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08.01.2017 18:45
Ooh, Pretty Flower - BBC (In the Night Garden, Upsy Daisy)
Review of Ooh, Pretty Flower - BBC by snow_drops

Advantages: good for little fans of In the Night Garden
Disadvantages: not very readable for the adult!

Ooh, Pretty Flower In the Night Garden… Upsy Daisy Book Price: RRP £3.99 Available: Ladybird books, Amazon, Abebooks Suitable: from birth Offers: none currently Author: based upon the series authored and composed by Andrew Devonport Illust ... Read review

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vh :o) by euphie
well reviewed, and good structure by 2mennycds

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08.01.2017 15:17
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