Monthly Archives: July, 2015

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafei and Christine Lamb

I Am Malala is a book that caught my eye when I was at McCarron Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. I was about to take my flight back to Denver, Colorado. I had no intentions of buying a book, but I could not let this one go past, so I bought it and I …

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The Black Box by Michael Connelly

The Black Box is the 25th novel by American crime author Michael Connelly, and the sixteenth novel featuring LAPD detective Harry Bosch. Believe it or not, I picked it up in my local library sale for only US$0.20! I have always enjoyed the Michael Connolly novels that I have read. Michael Connelly was born on 21 …

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

I first read Pride and Prejudice many years ago when the romance of the story truly left a tingle in my soul. It was written by Jane Austen who was born in Stevenage, England, UK on 16 December 1775 and dies early in the 19th century in Winchester on 18 July 1817.  Pride and Prejudice is …

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Voices From The Sea by Evelyn Hood

Evelyn Hood is a prolific and well respected Scottish author. I had known her for several years before I read any of her books. That was my loss. She is a gifted story teller. Evelyn was formerly a journalist and is the author of more than 40 published novels. She is best known for family sagas, set …

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The Divorce and Doom of Simon Pastor by Pete Deakon

I recently returned home from my high school reunion in Englewood, Colorado, USA. When I was at high school Englewood was distinct from Denver, now it is really just a suburb. When I got back, I was amused that the next book on my “to read” book was The Divorce and Doom of Simon Pastor …

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My Constant Companions – Patience and Hard Work by guest author L.K.Kelley

This article was first published by L.K. Kelley, author of White Wolf Prophecy Trilogy on 7 June 2015 at https://whitewolfprophecy.wordpress.com/2015/06/07/my-constant-companions-patience-hard-work/ “Patience is its own reward,” and “Work hard, and you will realize your dreams”. These are two quotes that we hear over and over throughout our lives. This leads me to say that patience and hard …

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Books That Changed The World by Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor is a British author who was born in Stevenage, England on 14 October 1951. He is best known for his crime novels, which include the Lydmouth series, the Roth Trilogy and historical novels such as the best-selling The American Boy and The Anatomy of Ghosts. Taylor has been nominated for several prizes and had …

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H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

I recently attended a day course in English Literature run in my village by Ann Scott. Ann is a most knowledgeable and erudite woman who is a lecturer at Glasgow University, Glasgow, Scotland. In addition to this, she runs English Literature classes in the village. Often, her classes study Shakespeare plays or poetry but this …

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Frog Music by Emma Donoghue

Frog Music was written by Emma Donoghue who had written one of my favourite books Room, so when Frog Music was published, I immediately added it to my list of books to read. Room is reveiwed on this site at https://bookreviewstoday.info/2014/02/28/room-by-erica-donoghue/. Donoghue is a very successful author, having earned her living as a writer since the age …

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The Book Lovers’ Companion with forward by Lionel Shriver

Lionel Shriver is an American journalist and author. She was born 18, May 1957 in Gastonia, North Carolina, USA and is best known for her novel We Need to Talk About Kevin which won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2005. So when I noticed that she had written the forward to The Book Lovers’ Companion, …

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