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Feb. 13th, 2017

Spilt words

A Life in Questions

A quickish sort of review today... mainly because, while I enjoy them very much, I always find biographical, memoir type books hard to review.

Anyway, A Life in Questions by Jeremy Paxman.

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Feb. 9th, 2017


The Signature of All Things

My Goodreads bookshelf tells me that I first saw The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert on that site in October of 2013. I added it as a 'Want to read' and here I am in 2017 finally getting around to it. Good job no one was holding their breath.

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Jan. 29th, 2017

Peanuts - Snoopy

A couple of crime titles

A couple of crime titles to review today, the first by Georges Simenon and the second by Peter May.

First up, Maigret in New York by Georges Simenon.

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Jan. 21st, 2017

Library - free know.

The Haunted Library

My second book for Bev's Mount TBR 2017 is The Haunted Library, edited by Tanya Kirk.

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Jan. 16th, 2017


Kick: The True Story of Kick Kennedy, JFK's Forgotten Sister

I'd read a bit about Kick Kennedy in Wait For Me! by Deborah Devonshire, as Kick married her husband's elder brother, and since then have wanted to read more about the Kennedys in general, just not got around to it. Kick by Paula Byrne was one of Nan from Letters from a Hill farm's favourite books of 2016 and as Nan liked this book so much I decided to give it a go and was lucky enough to find a copy in my local library.

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Jan. 13th, 2017


A couple of crime titles

My first book reviews for 2017 are two crime stories from series that I started last year or have been reading for a couple of years. Nice to start the year with two reliable authors.

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Jan. 7th, 2017

Book addict

New books!

For the first time in quite a few years I didn't receive any books for Christmas. Oddly, I was quite ok with that as I have *cough* plenty of books on my tbr mountain and I really do want to read them. I did however pick up several on a shopping trip with my daughter and grand-daughter between Christmas and the New year.

First of all, this wonderful Collins atlas:

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Jan. 3rd, 2017

Log cabin

Catching up

I need to be much better at posting my book reviews over here so my New Year's resolution is to do just that. First up, my 24th. book for Bev's Mount TBR 2016 challenge, The Fellowship of Ghosts by Paul Watkins. This is also my 5th. book for the European Reading Challenge 2016 covering the country of 'Norway'.

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Sep. 27th, 2016


Catching up

Catching up with a few quick reviews today, books I enjoyed but didn't really want to do a full post on. Under the cut, books by David Suchet, Robert McFarlane and Jonathan Aycliffe.

First up, Poirot and Me by David Suchet.
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Sep. 23rd, 2016

Autumn - leaves

Sight Unseen - Robert Goddard

My second book for Carl's R.I.P XI challenge is Sight Unseen by Robert Goddard.

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