Monthly Archives: April, 2013

But Inside I’m Screaming by Elizabeth Flock

But Inside I’m Screaming by Elizabeth Flock was a really good read.  I enjoyed it thoroughly, although perhaps it is not a book to be enjoyed. It is possibly more accurate to say that I connected with the book. The main character is Isabel Murphy who is a successful international broadcast journalist, loving wife, perfect daughter …

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The More You Ignore Me by Jo Brand

I really wanted to like this book, The More You Ignore Me, as I usually like Jo Brand and her comedy and  humour very much.  However, this book was hugely disappointing! The characters were so under-developed, cardboard. The only part of the book I enjoyed was the end.  However, it was so completely random and did not …

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The Islamist by Ed Husain

“The Islamist: Why I joined Radical Islam in Britain, What I saw inside and Why I Left”  by Ed Husain is a fascinating story which gave me insight into the methods and mindset of cults and extremist groups of all kinds, but particularly Muslim extremists. In addition, as I am not Muslim I found the array …

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At Risk by Patricia Cornwell

I really enjoyed this Patricia Cornwell book, At Risk.  Although it is a lot shorter than many of her books and her famous character, Dr Kay Scarpetta does not appear.  Nevertheless,  “At Risk”  is another of the author’s successes, although its brevity will disappoint some. The book is based on a story of the same name …

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Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson

“Losing My Virginity: How I’ve Survived, Had Fun and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way” This philosophy has allowed Sir Richard Branson, in little more than twenty-five years, to create many successful ventures. Richard Branson is a British business man. Richard Charles Nicholas Branson was born on July 18, 1950, in Surrey, England. His father, …

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The Hollow by Agatha Christie

My mother gave me a series of Agatha Christie books as a gift.  Some of them I had read before, but The Hollow was new to me.  I really enjoyed it.  The Hollow is the country estate of flighty Lady Lucy Angkatell, who invites Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, brilliant selfish specialist Dr John Christow and his …

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Forget Me Not by Mandasue Heller

This was the first book I have read by Mandasue Heller, although I have since read others. Two Faced is also reviewed on this site: https://bookreviewstoday.wordpress.com/2015/03/30/two-faced-by-manda-sue-heller/.  The author was recommended to me by my friend, Amanda. Forget Me Not is about a killer who is targeting prostitutes. He murders them and places forget me nots on …

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White Rose Rebel by Janet Paisley

I first came across Janet Paisley, who is an award winning poet and author, when I was studying Creative Writing in Stirling, Scotland.  She read some of her amazing poetry to us.  She writes in both Scots and English.  As a result of this I have always thought of her as a poet, first and …

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Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin

I cannot really remember how or where I came by this book, Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin.  However, I remembered being told by my mother about a white man who pretended to be black and people were rude and unkind to him because they thought he was black. I recall, even as a young …

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Virals by Kathy Reichs

Dr. Kathy Reichs is a fascinating person.  She is one of only eighty-two forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. She served on the Board of Directors and as Vice President of both the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, and is currently a member …

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