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Bookshelf Mission #5 – The Story of O by Pauline Reage

Holy cow. Call me a prude if you will but this story shocked me to very core. Having finally made myself sit through the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy (and find them highly amusing if not at all sexy), I … Continue reading

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Bookshelf Mission #4 – Hanging Hill by Mo Hayder

This is my first go at a Mo Hayder novel – they come highly recommended. I found the book a bit hard to get into but once a couple of chapters in, it was all systems go. I’m not certain … Continue reading

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Bookshelf Mission #3 – Bright Young Things by Scarlett Thomas

I’ve never read any Thomas before but the blurb for this book caught my eye and I downloaded it on a whim. She appears to have gotten some very good reviews from notable other writers for previous works but this … Continue reading

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Bookshelf Mission #2 – Carrie by Stephen King

I have actively avoided Stephen King novels my whole life and not because I think he would be a bad writer – far from it. He’s the man whose imagination fed so any excellent films – Misery, Stand by Me … Continue reading

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Bookshelf Mission #1 – The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum

So, I adore The Bourne Identity (film). My main motivation for getting the book is because of how much I love the film so naturally, I wanted to get hold of the source material and see if it was a … Continue reading

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My Bookshelf Mission

So, I looked over my bookshelf this weekend and realised I had an appalling number of books sitting there, looking beautiful, that have never been touched. I also have a ridiculous number of eBooks sitting on my Kindle suffering the … Continue reading

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Book – The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

I absolutely love dogs. I adore my own more than I love most people. This book, where the story itself would be enough to keep a reader interested and invested in its human characters, is elevated to a whole other … Continue reading

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Book – The Waterproof Bible by Andrew Kaufman

Having recently read All My Friends Are Superheroes (in one day – it’s short and very sweet) I was keen to try a bit more of what Andrew Kaufman had to offer. Looking at the blurb on Amazon – “Rebecca … Continue reading

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Book – All My Friends Are Superheroes by Andrew Kaufman

I read this book in its entirety in one day – it only took the 2 legs of my commute to work, 35 minutes a piece, to complete it. It is the most wonderfully quirky and heart-warming story I’ve read … Continue reading

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