Category Archives: Books

Breath – Tim Winton

One of the presents that I got for my birthday back in the summer was Tim Winton’s Breath.  I’ve enjoyed the only other book of Tim’s that I’ve read so looked forward to reading this one. And once started I was … Continue reading

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Redemption Falls

One of the books that I read this summer has been so good that I thought I’d recommend it.  The book is Redemption Falls by Joseph O’Connor and it is magnificent. The book is set in the days following the … Continue reading

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Book Meme

Nicked from David. These are the top 106 books most often marked as “unread” by LibraryThing’s users. Bold what you have read, italicize those you started but couldn’t finish, strikethrough asterisk for books you have no desire to read, a … Continue reading

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If I were a book I’d be

Love in the Time of Cholera! by Gabriel Garcia Marquez Like Odysseus in a work of Homer, you demonstrate undying loyalty by sleeping with as many people as you possibly can. But in your heart you never give consent! This … Continue reading

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Nights at the Circus

I’ve just finished re-reading Angela Carter’s Nights at the Circus.  I’d forgotten just what a great writer she was and how much I had enjoyed reading the book first time round.  The story – if you’re not familiar with it … Continue reading

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If you’re going to read children’s books but not to your children

then I’d recommend Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy. And in a piece of good news it looks like it doesn’t end there. The Times says: he [Pullman] is working on a sequel, which he says will explain his atheist … Continue reading

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Bedtime stories confuse parents

ONE in 10 parents struggles to understand the bedtime stories they read to their children, a survey suggested today. Many skip passages they cannot read or make up words to get to the end of the sentence, the poll for … Continue reading

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