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kind worth killing March 13

The Kind Worth Killing

The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson. Post by Robyn55. No doubt inspired by Patricia Highsmith’s Strangers on a Train, The Kind Worth Killing is no less read-worthy.  Is it better or worse than it’s inspiration? Read it and let me know what you think. The events occurring after Ted Severson and Lily Kramer meet […]

proof March 12


Proof by Dick Francis. Another great mystery by one of the world’s best thriller writers. Tony Beach is a young and recently widowed wine merchant. He is catering a party for one of the local horse trainers when a runaway horsebox runs into the marquee full of people, killing some of them, seeming like a horrific but random […]

Jerusalem March 11


Jerusalem by Yatam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi. Post by Robyn55. You would think that with the abundance of celebrity chefs and their cookbooks that there is nothing new to find. Have a look at Jerusalem! By now most people will have heard of Yotam Ottolenghi. The main thing of interest in this book is its […]

winter of the world March 10

Winter of the World

Winter of the World by Ken Follett. Post by Robyn55. I should title this review “How could I not have known!” Ken Follett had been mentioned to me as someone who wrote good books but for some reason I paid no attention – until this Christmas… Looking for a hefty read to allow me to mainly ignore the […]

Aspire March 09

Aspire : discovering your purpose through the power of words

Aspire : discovering your purpose through the power of words by Kevin Hall. Communication is one of life’s true necessities – without it the human race would not survive. We live our lives through the words we choose to use.  In our relationships with other people, both family and friends, and in business and at work, we use words […]

29 gifts January 03

29 Gifts : How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life

29 Gifts : How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life by Cami Walker. I listened to this inspiring book as an Eaudiobook which I downloaded from the library and which I liked so much that I shared it with the book club. It is the story of how one woman living in California came […]

1227 QI facts January 01

1,227 QI facts to blow your socks off!

1,227  QI facts to blow your socks off compiled by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson & James Harkin.   This is a fascinating little book which will be loved by trivia and quiz show buffs, and those who enjoy amazing, unusual, and singular or clever (but true) facts! It was given to me as a birthday present, and […]

throw out 50 things December 31

Throw Out Fifty Things

Throw out fifty things: clear the clutter, find your life by Gail Blanke. A vague feeling that this is a great time of year for resolutions to tackle the accumulation of ‘stuff’ that creeps into all of those spaces in my house motivated me to look at this book. What I got out of it […]

narrow road deep north December 30

Narrow Road to the Deep North

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan. Post by Kyla from the Local Studies library.   I bought a copy of Richard Flanagan’s recent novel with a small pile of other Australian novels after realising that it had been a very long time since I’d read a local author.   The Narrow […]

gray mountain December 29

Gray Mountain by John Grisham

Gray Mountain by John Grisham. Post by Robyn55. Many environmentalists think that “Mountain Removal Mining” in the Appalacian mountains of America is one of the greatest tragedies of our time. The Appalacians are amoungst the oldest mountain ranges on earth and approximately five hundred mountains have been destroyed by this mining method so far. This […]


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