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3 Books that have let me down

Now I don’t expect to like every book i buy or receive for review, its a rare person that does in my opinion but there have been 3 books recently which I felt certain I would love, not like, love. Sadly that didnt happen. What books were they? After buying and adoring her first book, In a dark dark wood…

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Book Blog Tour – The Museum of Heartbreak

Today on Book Magpie I am lucky enough to be the second stop on Meg Leder’s ‘The Museum of Heartbreak’ tour. and I have not one but two exciting things for you in this post! Yes! am i spoiling you or what? “the Museum of Heartbreak explores the giddy confusion, inevitable sadness and sheer joy of growing up and falling…

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Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

I did not know of Kent Haruf until I read about his passing recently. This made me check out some of his books and i ended up buying this, partly on so many recommendations and partly on it sounding such a lovely story. What an incredibly moving story, and i’m sure a fitting tribute to Kent Haruf as this was…

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The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

Thank go to Becky at Penguin Random House for this early copy, and as you can see from the top photo it came wrapped up in a sort of spoof newspaper featuring parts of the novel. Such a clever idea!  I tell you those publicity folk know their onions. They make getting a proof such an exciting thing for us.…

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Book Review: The Book Collector by Alice Thompson

This was purchased on the recommendation of Jen Campbell, who has impeccable taste in books, although i dont always like everything she recommends, this one was a winner. Its published by Salt Publishing and is quite a short read of just 159 pages but each one of them is packed with beautiful, lyrical writing. I think its deserving of an…

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When i was young

I have had a poem and a book review published! Don’t panic though, they were published in my schools form magazine and I was 12! Yes it was all a long time ago. The magazine, if you can call it that was a very rough and ready affair that was compiled and created using some kind of copy machine I…

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Book Haul Part 2

When I did part 1 the other day I knew I had some more books coming from an order I placed, I didnt know though that I would get some more lovely review copies too. They all came on the same day and it was like Christmas all over again. Books i bought Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf…

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Book Haul Part 1

Hi there, Its ages since i did a book haul so I thought i’d share my latest acquisitions with you all. I know how much you want to have a nosy at my bookish piles (dont be rude!) and dont deny it coz i’m just the same! So here they are Purchases Grief is the thing with feathers by Max…

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Book Review: The Followers by Rebecca Wait

  I bought this myself cos it sounded rather good and do you know what? it really was too although, I was a little disappointed with the ending but I’ll come to that in a minute. It begins with Stephanie and her daughter Judith. Stephanie is a struggling single mum who meets the charismatic Nathaniel one day in the cafe…

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