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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 […]

Heyer2 August 25

The Regency World

Georgette Heyer’s Regency World  by Jennifer Kloester. Georgette Heyer is an author much loved by readers all over the world for her novels set in the Regency period, which have intricately plotted story lines and memorable characters who are enjoyed for their wit and humour. Heyer wrote her first novel at the age of 17  for her brother […]

Honey & Oats August 25

Honey and Oats – want to stay healthy while indulging?

Honey & Oats : everyday favorites baked with whole grains and natural sweeteners by Jennifer Katzinger. This is a beautiful new cookbook which aims to help you enjoy healthier versions of your favourite baked goods using whole grains and natural sweeteners. If you are wanting to achieve a healthier lifestyle but just can’t give up […]

top secret2 August 06

Top secret twenty-one – a Stephanie Plum novel

Top secret twenty-one  by Janet Evanovich.  Post by Julie from Southport Branch Library. I love the Stephanie Plum novels. I love them because they are easy to read, fast paced and humorous. I love them because they are so American and the characters are often one-dimensional small time crims. I can rip through one of these […]

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