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Audiobook Review : A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman

Title : A Man Called Ove Author : Frederik Backman Narrators : George Newbern Genre : Contemporary Publisher : Dreamscape Media Listening Length : 9 hours 9 minutes Rating : 4/5 Narrator Rating : 5/5 Ove (pronounced Oova) Lindahl is a 59 year old Swedish widower who has recently been laid off from work. He […]

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Audiobook Review : Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

Title : Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand Author : Helen Simonson Narrator : Peter Altschuler Genre : Romance Publisher : Random House Audio Listening Length : 13 hours 8 minutes Rating : 4.5/5 I came upon this very interesting audiobook on my library’s website. I thought it interesting because this is a romance, a mature romance […]

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Book Review : Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier

Title : Born Confused Author : Tanuja Desai Hidier Genre : Mystery Publisher : Scholastic Pages: 512 Publish Date : July, 2003 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 3.5/5 I’m no teenager and generally try to keep away from Young Adult books, but I chose to read this one because of the familiar […]

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Book Review : The Martian by Andy Weir

Title : The Martian Author : Andy Weir Genre : Sci-fi Publisher : Crown (Random House) Pages: 385 Publish Date : February 11th, 2014 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 5/5 From the book blurb : Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first men to walk on the surface […]

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Audiobook Review : Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple

Title : Where’s You Go Bernadette Author : Maria Semple Genre : Contemporary Narrators : Kathleen Wilhoite Publisher : Hachette Audio Listening Length : 9 hrs 39 min Source : Library Rating : 4/5 Where’d You Go Bernadette (WYGB here onwards) is an epistolary novel – i.e.; instead of following the regular narrative structure, it […]

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Book Review : Alison’s Automotive Repair Manual by Brad Barkley

Title : Alison’s Automotive Repair Manual Author : Brad Barkley Genre : Contemporary Publisher : St. Martin’s Press Pages: 288 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 3/5 Alison Durst lives with her sister Sarah and brother-in-law Bill as she attempts to recover from the death of her husband Marty, two years ago. Family, […]

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My Top 5 Books of 2013

I resolved to read at least 30 books in 2013, and I’ve read (or listened to) 39! Yay, Well Done Me, etc. etc. You have probably read my reviews on all of them here, on Goodreads and on my Facebook page 🙂 . In no particular order then, here are my Top 5 Reads from […]

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Book Review : Corpse Flower by Gloria Ferris

Title : Corpse Flower Author : Gloria Ferris Genre : Mystery Publisher : Dundurn Pages: 408 Publish Date : December 14th, 2013 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 4.2/5 Ex-socialite Bliss Moonbeam Cornwall was once married to attorney Mike Bains. Since then Mike has remarried and shafted Bliss out of most of the […]

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Book Review : The Case of the Love Commandos by Tarquin Hall

Title : The Case of the Love Commandos Author : Tarquin Hall Genre : Mystery Publisher : Simon & Schuster Publish Date : September 8th 2013 Pages : 320 Source : Netgalley/Publisher Rating : 4/5 This is the second book of the Vish Puri series that I have read; I’ve also reviewed “The Case of […]

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Audiobook Review : Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

Title : Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? Author : Mindy Kaling Narrator : Mindy Kaling Publisher : Random House Audio Rating : 4.5/5 After I discovered that I liked audiobooks because they make my walk/commute more interesting, I’ve listened to quite a few. “Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me” is one of the very […]

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