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Super gripping, and hard to put down!
Review of Murder House - James Patterson by MsTricia

Advantages: a real page turner, gripping, keeps you reading!
Disadvantages: some of the characters are a bit annoying!

I really enjoy reading a good book, and having a summer holiday a few weeks ago really allowed me to take advantage of this opportunity. Normally I find new books to read from posters on the tube, authors I am familiar with or family/friend recommendation ... Read review

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Great review by Dentolux
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04.09.2016 20:46
The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson - touching and sweet
Review of The Paper Dolls - Julia Donaldson by snow_drops

Advantages: very readable, helps deal with difficult themes, nice illustrations
Disadvantages: none for me!

The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson Price: * RRP £6.99 for A4 paperback * £6.99 board book Availability: Amazon and other book shops Offers: available on Amazon for £3.99 Suitable: for 12 months and older Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Rebe ... Read review

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And what charming illustrations too! by mikemelmak
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04.09.2016 17:56
She's the lady boss
Review of Lady Boss - Jackie Collins by CoffeeQueen68

Advantages: A page turner and good story line.
Disadvantages: None.

Released in 1990, Lady Boss is the third book in the Santangelo series of novels to be written by Jackie Collins. The first two being Chances and Lucky. Lucky Santangelo is the main character in this book with a few of the old characters from the ... Read review

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02.09.2016 20:52
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Could be better, but also could be A LOT worse
Review of Get Even - Martina Cole by MsTricia

Advantages: easy to read, enjoyable and good story
Disadvantages: not groundbreaking compared to any of her other stories

I haven’t had the chance to chill out and read a good book in ages, so when I finally had some well deserved holiday time last month, I was super excited to be building up my Kindle collection with some good reads. A week of laying on the beach in the Dom ... Read review

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02.09.2016 12:19
"If you don't wear a hat you will die"
Review of Neither Nowt Nor Summat - Ian Macmillan by 2mennycds

Advantages: Warm, witty, funny, evocative and moving
Disadvantages: Tha must be kidding!

I have a secret that I hope won’t shock you too much. I have a mixed pedigree. I am Lancashire born-and-bred but... my dad was a Yorkshireman. My stance in the Lancashire vs Yorkshire banter leans heavily towards Lancashire, though I feel slightly fraudu ... Read review

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EEE bah gum, lad!!! by bettyboo47
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02.09.2016 05:48
Modernism's Embryo
Review of Notes from the Underground - Fyodor Dostoevsky by 1st2thebar

Advantages: A super starter for 'Crime and Punishment.'
Disadvantages: Highlights insecurities

Publisher: Canongate Canons / Penguin Classics Duration: 104 pages Published in 1864 Price: £2.00 (Penguin Classics) Translated by Ronald Wilks - - - Synopsis: 'Notes' cleverly depicts a forty year old former civil servant; the onus is his capriciou ... Read review

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31.08.2016 09:54
Two of the most well known pairs of glasses in the world.
Review of And It's Goodnight from Him.... The Autobiography of the Two Ronnies - Ronnie Corbett by ravingreviewer

Advantages: Top notch.
Disadvantages: None.

Having recently had a birthday and knowing that I enjoy reading real life stories of comedians or other celebrities, my parents decided to buy me the autobiography of The Two Ronnies. Having been published during the course of 2006 just some months after ... Read review

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well reviewed x by MsTricia

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30.08.2016 13:00
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Pickard's best work to date
Review of The Virgin of Small Plains - Nancy Pickard by eggsandbaconn

Advantages: story and characters
Disadvantages: a bit outdated

...Pickard was born in 1945. The established US crime novelist hails from Missouri. She was a late bloomer, beginning her writing career at the age of 35. Her versatile opus includes crime novels and short stories, which brought her various awards thro ... Read review

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Would appear to be a fair bit of content stolen and unattributed from this website http://www.bookseriesinorder.com/nancy-pickard/ Sorry but it's not helpful to steal the work of others and try to pass it off as your own..... by cr01
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29.08.2016 20:52
Dirty game
Review of Dirty Game - Jessie Keane by mummytobe78

Advantages: Good start to a series. Doesnt drag out or get boring
Disadvantages: Some characters made me want to shake them

I am always on the lookout for an author I haven't read before. I enjoy crime/thriller books along the lines of James Patterson and Martina Cole so when a friend recommended Jessie Keane I was quick to download one of her books onto my Kindle. ~~~~ABOUT ... Read review

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I think I accidentally read one of these books in the middle of the series so I was a bit unfamiliar with the characters but I enjoyed the book! by Mildew82
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29.08.2016 20:15
Learn With The Gruffalo
Review of My First Gruffalo Little Library - Julia Donaldson by daylehall

Advantages: Nice little set of books, easy for travelling, great characters
Disadvantages: None

My children love the Gruffalo and have done for quite some time now. Over the years they have had every book, puzzle and toy with the Gruffalo theme. The Christmas before last, my childrens Grandmother on their fathers side bought them a little collecti ... Read review

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Good review. by IzzyS
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29.08.2016 15:59
A shocking, unbelievable read about Simpson's experiences.
Review of Touching the Void - Joe Simpson by Elna642

Advantages: Emotional yet still accurate and factual
Disadvantages: Lots of technical language that some may not understand

At school a little while ago we looked at an extract from this book, and I decided I may as well read the rest of the book too. If you don’t already know, Joe Simpson suffered a serious leg injury while climbing a previously unreached summit in the Peruv ... Read review

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Informative. by 1st2thebar

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29.08.2016 12:26
A surprisingly good sequel to Westerfeld's 'Uglies'.
Review of Pretties - Scott Westerfeld by Elna642

Advantages: Well written, captures the voice of Tally as a Pretty amazingly
Disadvantages: The Pretty narration gets rather irritating

I just finished the sequel to Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies and was pleasantly surprised. I liked the first book, but it wasn’t quite different enough. This book includes tons of details, adding to the development of the plot and the hidden goings-on within t ... Read review

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More prose would aid your readership. by 1st2thebar
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29.08.2016 12:22
Great for kids but adults will probably learn something too!
Review of Children's Encyclopedia (Usborne Encyclopaedias) by JaydonNolan

Advantages: lots of information, easy to read, includes links for further research
Disadvantages: a little expensive

Introduction I've been into reading pretty much since I was old enough to do it. Although my main interests were dog stories, my family were eager to get me reading knowledge offering books to give me a kick start in education. Every Christmas I coul ... Read review

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Great review. My nephew's could do with this, it sounds great. by kiss_me2070
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28.08.2016 16:15
Fantastic
Review of Lyonesse - Jack Vance by torr

Advantages: Boundless imagination, captivating style
Disadvantages: Reliance on magic (but not to any detriment to the overall effect)

Had he lived to see it, Jack Vance would today have celebrated his 100th birthday. Somehow this seems yet another reason to remember his work – on top of his boundless imagination, captivating style and prodigious output. He wrote at least 60 books, p ... Read review

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Never heard of this!!! by SnowSurprise
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27.08.2016 23:05
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As Good as it Gets
Review of As Good As It Gets? - Fiona Gibson by jules.34

Advantages: A great read
Disadvantages: Can't think of any

...good read and was just as observational and witty as Gibson's other books. This book is based around Charlotte, a wife and mo ... Read review

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Nicely done. by afy9mab
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26.08.2016 16:54
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