Hypocrites' isle March 11

March Online ebook club – Hypocrites’ Isle by Ken McClure

This month we’re heading back to fiction with thought-provoking thriller Hypocrites’ Isle.

Dr Frank Simmons works in the University of Edinburgh’s medical school. One of his PhD students, Gavin, makes a breakthrough in the cure for cancer and no one seems to be interested. This disinterest soon turns to open warfare as Gavin’s work is sabotaged and a sad paradox is revealed – the cancer research institute can only justify its existence by not curing the disease.

Jerusalem March 11

Jerusalem

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 […]

Febraury Online ebook Club wrap-up – Wild

I started reading this book expecting to hate it. Everyone I knew who had read it, hated it passionately. They found the author, Cheryl Strayed completely unlikeable and self-absorbed. While I didn’t love the book, I really didn’t hate it and I certainly didn’t hate the author.

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 […]

umbrella March 08

Beach reads and true confessions

It’s hard to confess to a distaste for sun and surf and sand when you live where I live. But, that’s not to say I don’t like beaches…

cake March 07

Read it aloud with Dr Seuss

We’ve had a whole lot of Seusstacular fun this week in our libraries, celebrating Dr Seuss Day. Stories were read, games were played and cake was eaten. You can check out some very cute cats in their hats on our Facebook page. If you are twisting your whiskers because you missed out, never fear! There’s […]

surfer March 06

Best of Bleach* reads

Our new Readers’ season is all about that beach, ’bout that beach, no trouble.
Read the beach, enjoy Bleach*, write the waves and tell us what books go best with a little sand.

The Luminaries

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton is an amazing book, very well written and displaying great imagination. The many characters are introduced, one at a time, by a writer with a profound insight into the varieties of human nature so the readers soon empathise with them. She depcits life as it was lived by prospectors during […]

superheroes March 05

Reading journal 2: pictures and lists

Six more reviews for books I’ve read in 2015 – these ones being graphic novels (with pictures) and a YA book (with lists).

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