Review: Lucy’s Book Club for the Lost and Found

Synopsis: Sometimes you’ve got to run away to find yourself… Twenty-four-year-old Lucy needs a fresh start. Forever single, frustrated with her studies and dreaming of writing a novel she can’t start, she gives up everything to run a little library in the leafy village of Tilley Moreton. Lucy loves reading books almost as much as

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Question Time: A Journey Round Britain’s Quizzes by Mark Mason (Book Review)

Sent to me by W&N in exchange for an honest review. Release Date: 05/10/17 Publisher: W&N (Orion) ISBN: 978-1474604598 Format: Hardback, 224pp Genre: Non-Fiction Rating: 4/5 Summed up in a word: Puzzling First Impressions It is hard to find someone, especially in Britain, who doesn’t love the chance to test their knowledge through the wonderful art of……

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Monday Mini-Reviews: 11/13/17

I haven’t finished reading any books since my last review, y’all. I’ve been slacking on the whole “actually reading” part this month. But! There are quite a few books that I’ve read and not reviewed, so I’m gonna talk about them here today, in yet another Mini Review Monday! Three Dark Crowns & One Dark…

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Review: Romancing the Scot

Synopsis: In this stunning series starter by USA Today bestselling author May McGoldrick, meet the new generation of Penningtons…five brothers and sisters of passion and privilege. Enter their aristocratic world…where each will fight injustice and find love. Hugh Pennington—Viscount Greysteil, Lord Justice of the Scottish Courts, hero of the Napoleonic wars—is a grieving widower with

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This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay (Book Review)

Sent to me by Picador in exchange for an honest review. Release Date: 07/09/17 Publisher: Picador ISBN: 978-1509858613 Format: Hardback, 288pp Genre: Non-Fiction Rating: 5/5 Summed up in a word: Experience First Impressions This Is Going To Hurt is one of those books that as soon as you pick it up, you know you have to read……

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I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl ~ Gretchen McNeil

Rating: 3/5 I definitely got what McNeil was trying to do here, subvert sexist and homophobic stereotypes by employing them in her plot, revealing their inefficacy and ultimately reminding readers to stay true to themselves. But I found I didn’t love this story, despite wanting McNeil to succeed. None of the characters, but especially not

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The Zookeeper’s Wife: A Review

This is an encore review; it appeared earlier online. Title: The Zookeeper’s Wife Author: Diane Ackerman Summary: When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw—and the city’s zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen “guests” hid inside the Zabinskis’

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Marc Olmsted reviews Dime Bag: Stories 1978–1986 by Vincent Zangrillo

Dime Bag: Stories 1978–1986 by Vincent Zangrillo / Sensitive Skin Press / paperback / 978-1545465004 There are two main differences to Vincent Zangrillo’s account Dime Bag from the usual down-and-out- drug tale – first, his “language,” his voice, which has the natural speech of the street as well as his own intelligence nailed down to

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