Category Archives: Personal

January Book Review Part Two Books 7-12

7. Monsieur Linn and His Child Phillipe Claudel In life it’s the very unexpected acts of kindness that really touch you, warm your heart and make you smile. Book number seven and eight reflect this. These books were given to … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Books of 2014

  In no particular order as they were all brilliant books my top ten books of 2014 with the reviews that I wrote for each of them taken from my 100 book reviews of 2014.  Happy New Year. 1. Annabel … Continue reading

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Book 100 of 2014 (yeah I did it) – Peter May – Runaway.

As you have probably guessed I did read 100 books in 2014 and made my goal.  Actually I have read 101 finishing the final one of the year this morning.  When I set out in 2014 with this goal I really … Continue reading

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Book 96 -99 of 2014

And so books 96 – 99 of 2014 some good, some not so good, some slippers and one outstanding piece of writing……… Book 96 – The Fortune Hunter Daisy Goodwin Her first book “The Dutchess” was I believe one of … Continue reading

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Book 91 – 95 Scottish Themed Books (and more islands)

Maybe I should be on holiday all the time or take up reading as a full-time profession finding December as good for reading as July maybe why I love the holidays.  I have  spent much of the holidays reading as I … Continue reading

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Book 78 – We are all Completely Beside Ourselves – Karen Fowler

This is my book club book for November not sure that I would have bought this myself but I am so glad I have.  I read this while off with the kids for half term and quickly read it in … Continue reading

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Book 77 – The Sunrise Victoria Hislop – haunting contemporary history that will stay with you

Victoria Hislop is one of my favourite author’s.  Her book “The Island” recently featured in my top ten books of all time.  So I was eagerly awaiting her new book “The Sunrise.”  I knew I should wait for it to … Continue reading

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