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Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

It is rare that I dislike a book that is essentially well-written, and especially one that is praised and adored by many. But I’ve found one: Freedom, the new novel by award-winning author Jonathan Franzen. I might not have extremely literary tastes when it comes to the books I read, but I do read “good” […]

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The Movie versus The Book

I so often hear people say they loved a book, but were horribly disappointed by the film adaptation. Or vice versa. That’s if they bothered to read the book after seeing the film. I feel differently about it. I have always loved movies, and very often saw the film adaptation before I read the book. […]

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Cooking for Geeks by Jeff Potter

If you’re a geek who likes cooking then I’ve got just the book for you! As you may have gathered if you’ve read my earlier posts, I like experimenting with cooking/baking, more than I do making something that I’ve already perfected. Imagine my delight at coming across Jeff Potter in the September 3, 2010 Science […]

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Boy A by Jonathan Trigell

I recently read Boy A by Jonathan Trigell. It is about a “young offender” in a similar case to the Jamie Bulger murder of 1993, in which two young boys tortured and killed a toddler. In Boy A the story starts with the title character being released from prison as a young adult. Although published […]

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The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb

I recently read Wally Lamb’s “The Hour I First Believed”.  The story is about the aftermath of the Columbine High School shootings, and follows the lives of the school nurse (who although not physically harmed, was severely traumatised) and her husband (the main character/narrator) . Although I really enjoyed Wally Lamb’s writing, there came a […]

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Goodreads

One of my favourite things to do is read. Recently I came across the Goodreads site.  It’s a great place to check out what ordinary readers think about a book, and make contact with other readers. Kind of a “Facebook for book lovers”. The big features for me are checking book ratings (often compiled from […]

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