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Rosie effect October 26

The Rosie Effect – the hilarious sequel!

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion. ‘The Rosie Effect‘ is the sequel to the amazingly successful  ‘The Rosie Project‘, which won the 2014  Australian Book Industry Award for the Best General Fiction Book, and other awards. The Rosie Project sold over a million copies in more than 40 countries worldwide! I was unsure about reading […]

deceived October 24

The Deceived

The Deceived by Brett Battles.  Post by Diane from the Local Studies library. Jonathan Quinn is the protagonist developed by Brett Battles in his novel Becoming Quinn.  Several ‘Jonathan Quinn’ novels  followed of which The Deceived is one. Jonathan Quinn is a professional ‘cleaner’, he is employed to  dispose of bodies following a murder so […]

Being in balance October 23

Being in Balance

Being in Balance by Dr. Wayne Dyer. In Being in Balance, Dr. Dyer examines the nine principles for creating habits to match your desires. Considered by his fans as the ‘father of motivation’, Dr. Dyer is a well-known author and lecturer in the field of self-empowerment. This book will show you how to restore balance […]

maze runner October 21

Maze Runner

Maze Runner by James Dashner Post by Fiona from Southport Library. Maze Runner is a must read for lovers of young adult post-apocalyptic novels. It follows the exhilarating journey of sixteen year old Thomas as he finds himself in an unfamiliar world which is known as ‘The Glade’. Thomas and the other ‘Gladers’ know nothing […]

Damage

Damage by Felix Francis. Felix Francis has a 40 year history of working with his famous father Dick Francis, assisting with the great thrillers which are set in the British horse racing world. Damage is the fourth novel which Felix has written on his own after the death of his father in February 2010. Jeff […]

handmade xmas October 11

Glitterville’s handmade christmas : a glittered guide for whimsical crafting!

Glitterville’s handmade christmas : a glittered guide for whimsical crafting by Stephen Brown. For those who just can’t wait to get into the holiday spirit and make this Christmas something really special, this lovely new craft book is just what you need! Filled with beautiful photographs and step-by-step instructions to make your efforts fun and […]

cruising September 27

Cruising and cruise ships 2014

Cruising & cruise ships 2014 by Douglas Ward (Berlitz cruise guide series) This attractive book is a valuable tool for the fast increasing numbers of people who are enjoying cruising during their holidays. It is a great guide for both experienced long-time cruisers, and those planning their first venture on the seas. You will get […]

The man who fell in love with the moon

The man who fell in love with the moon by Tom Spanbauer.  Post by David from Southport Branch Library. I love books that transport you to another time and place. And although I’m only halfway through this book, I’m savouring the journey. Set at the turn of the 20th century in a tiny town called […]

silkworm August 28

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling!)

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith. I enjoyed The Cuckoo’s Calling, which is the first murder mystery by J. K. Rowling (writing under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith) and I looked forward to the next installment. This series features the private detective Cormoran Strike and his P.A. Robin Ellacott, who look like becoming another crime fighting literary duo. Cormoran Strike is […]

Room2 August 26

Room

Room by Emma Donoghue. Post by Kate from Southport Branch Library. Room is the story of Jack, a 5 year old boy who lives in a single room with his mother and has never been outside. Room is eleven feet by eleven feet, has a skylight and a locked door. Jack loves watching TV, and […]

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