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No Dead bodies – Just a True Story of Courage and Love

Real healing and progress for autism, a condition that is considered incurable – that is surely something parents of Autists would ponder about. In Horse Boy, Rupert did just that and won, against all autistic odds. Continue reading

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30 Day Book Challenge – Book You Couldn’t Put Down

I was fourteen and a half when the Germans came. On that 9th April we woke to the roar of aeroplanes swooping so low over the roofs of the town that we could see the black iron crosses painted on the underside of their wings when we leaned out of the windows and looked up.

In this exquisite novel, readers will find the crystalline prose and depth of feeling they adored in Out Stealing Horses, a literary sensation of 2007. Continue reading

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30 Day Book Challenge – Most Surprising Plot Twist or Ending.

Day 25 – The Snowman By Jo Nesbø Harry Hole gets under your skin, and you feel ambivalent about him as a cop. There is much to dislike, in Nesbø’s tough, cool and marginal hero, but still we like him … Continue reading

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30 Day Book Challenge – A Book You are Embarrassed to Say You Liked

DAY 24.  – A Girl Most Likely –Rebecca Sparrow 2004 runner up One Book, One Brisbane ( an annual award based on a fiction book set in Brisbane) Why would I be embarrassed? Read on….. This is a great teen … Continue reading

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30 Day Book Challenge – A Book that Made You Cry

Day 14 – A Book that Made You Cry The Potato Factory – Bryce Courtenay Cry? How about bawl my eyes out? Because that is what I did when I read this book released in 1995. And I really can’t … Continue reading

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30 Day Book Challenge – A Book that Disappointed You

I can hear that howls of protests now, that I dare speak of Annie Proulx’s books in these terms! But I WAS sadly disappointed with this book. After all the Pulitzer prize winning hype and seeing the author speak in an interview, my expectations were high for The Shipping News. Maybe a little too high. Continue reading

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The 30 Day Book Challenge – Can it be done?

I found a book challenge at Becky’s blog from last year, but I thought I would resurrect it for this month, and half-wondered whether I could actually write about books for 30 days. Let’s see if I can do it. Feel free to join in – see more below….

Day 1 – A book series you wish had gone on longer Continue reading

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2014 TBR Pile Reading Challenge – from Bookish

For book lovers: Eve over at Bookish has created a TBR challenge for 2014. I would better with deadlines so this is just what I need to get through some of the books that seem to be breeding in my study, … Continue reading

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Book Review -Smilla’s Feeling for Snow by Peter Høeg (from Danmark – translated to English)

“This novel is more of a feeling than anything else. Feeling of coldness, blinding whiteness and some fantastic warmness in between the two. It’s like a journey to far North where nothing but your senses remain. It’s as if you are sitting on Smilla’s coach wearing warm woollen socks and drinking hot cup of tea while contemplating the snowflakes whirling outside the window and feeling the intense cold of the winter.” (review) Continue reading

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