Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult

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 THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Addition: Paperback Genre: Fiction Rating: 4 out of 5 Synopsis: “Every expectant parent will tell you that they don’t want a perfect baby, just a healthy one. Charlotte and Sean O’Keefe would have asked for a healthy baby, too, if they’d been given the choice. Instead, their lives are made up […]

Currently Reading 26th April 2012

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Katie’s Reading: Currently Reading I am still reading: The Cookbook For A New Europe by Richard Segal To serve society or humanity? It’s been fourteen years since the basketball-mad detective Fran Obrien captured the urban bomber Lavi, who has since moved to Spain and rehabilitated himself beyond recognition. Fran is fresh off a two-year sabbatical, […]

Currently Reading: 16th April 2012

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Currently Reading As usual, I am reading 6 books! The “main” book I am reading is: The Cookbook For A New Europe by Richard Segal To serve society or humanity? It’s been fourteen years since the basketball-mad detective Fran Obrien captured the urban bomber Lavi, who has since moved to Spain and rehabilitated himself beyond […]

Take One by Karen Kingsbury

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THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Addition: Paperback, borrowed from a friend Genre: Christian fiction, chick-lit Rating: 4 out of 5 Synopsis: In the high-powered world of filmmaking, two unknown producers struggle to make a name for themselves. With millions of investors’ dollars on the line, they wonder if it’s possible to beat the odds and make […]

A Perfect Proposal by Katie Fforde

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THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS! Addition: Kindle e-book Genre: Chick-lit Rating: 4 out 5 Synopsis: Sophie Apperly’s family has never taken her seriously. Fiercely academic, they see her more practical skills as frivolous whilst constantly taking advantage of her. So when her best friend Milly invites her over to New York, she jumps at the chance. […]

A Place of Secrets by Rachel Hore

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REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Addition: Library paperback Genre: Historical mystery, female fiction Rating: 4/5 Synopsis: The night before it all begins, Jude has the dream again… Can dreams be passed down through families? As a child Jude suffered a recurrent nightmare: running through a dark forest, crying for her mother. Now her six-year-old niece, Summer, is […]

About a Boy by Nick Hornby

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Addition: Hardback, library book Genre: Fiction Rating: 4/5 Synopsis: Will is thirty-six, comfortable and child-free. And he’s discovered a brilliant new way of meeting women – through single-parent groups. Marcus is twelve and a little bit nerdish: he’s got the kind of mother who made him listen to Joni Mitchell rather than Nirvana. Perhaps they […]

Descending by Catherine Chisnell

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Addition: Review e-book Rating: 2/5 Synopsis: Emily is a lonely, disillusioned, teaching assistant at a college of Further Education. Jamie is a neglected, unpredictable student. Trapped together in a falling lift, wherever will this lead? Told from Emily’s point of view, this story explores the ambiguity of relationships between staff and students, and reflects on […]

Randolph’s One Bedroom Review and Interview with Andrew Oberg!

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As promised: the interview with author Andrew Oberg and the review of his superb book Randolph’s One Bedroom. Interview: 1.       Tell us a bit about yourself I’m originally from the state of Minnesota in the U.S., but have been living in Japan since 2001 (with a short break in 2003). I teach at two universities […]