Monthly Archives: June 2014

Book 40 of 2014 – Maggie and Me by Damian Barr

I first heard about this book at the Bookshop Band event at our local bookshop Mainstreet Trading.  The bookshop band write songs about books they have read and then perform them.  This was one of the books that was included … Continue reading

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Book 39 – Behind the Beautiful For Evers Katherine Boo

This was my book club book for June.  I had miscalculated when book club was on and thought I had ten days to read it.  Then realised book club was actually four days away.  So I started the book.   A non … Continue reading

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Book 37 and Book 38 – Mad About You and Dear Thing

Browsing in Galashiel’s last week before a hair cut I went into WH Smith to buy a drink and came out with said Irn Bru but also  two books.  And dear reader I read them both in a week. The … Continue reading

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Book 36 -Rescue Man Anthony Quinn

I am starting a list and will write a blog at the end of the year of books that I have tried to read but have failed to.  This one was heading in that direction but…….. I  started reading it … Continue reading

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Book 35 – Bhalla Strand

Book 35 Bhalla Strand by Sarah Maine is a worthy 35th book of the year.  I have said before covers of books are so important they grab your attention and get you to turn the book over and read the … Continue reading

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Book 34 – 100 Pieces of Me

This was a book handed to me by a friend and was just right for the mood I was in at the time.  It is about a women who has survived cancer and her marriage hasn’t survived it.  She has … Continue reading

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Book Review 33 – An Old Favourite – Stig of the Dump

I have read Stig three times now once at school.  Then to my daughter and then finally I have just finished reading it to my son.  I love Stig of the dump it’s just such a marvellous book. When I … Continue reading

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