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Audiobook Review : Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Title : Eleanor and Park Author : Rainbow Rowell Narrators : Rebecca Lowman, Sunil Malhotra Genre : Romance Publisher : Listening Library Listening Length : 8 hours 56 minutes Rating : 3.5/5 Narrator Rating : 4.5/5 I don’t think I’m the target audience for this book (YA, I’d assume) because this book’s tale is a […]

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Audiobook Review : The Bridges of Madison County by Robert Waller

Title : The Bridges of Madison county Author : Robert Waller Narrators : Kelli O’Hara, Steven Pasquale Genre : Romance Publisher : Hachette Audio Listening Length : 3 hours 50 minutes Rating : 2.5/5 Narrator Rating : 4/5 Francesca Jones is a housewife living in Madison County, Iowa. She meets Robert Kincaid, a freelance photographer […]

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Audiobook Review : The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

Title : The Paying Guests Author : Sarah Waters Narrator : Juliet Stevenson Genre : Historical Publisher : Penguin Audio Listening Length : 21 hours 28 minutes Rating : 4.5/5 It is the 1920s and Frances Wray and her mother live in genteel poverty in their South London home. Their financial situation has forced them […]

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Best Audiobooks of 2014

As I said earlier, this was the year of the audiobook for me. I got started in 2013, and really got going in 2014. I have to thank the local library for all this, because that’s where I get all my audiobooks for now. It is extremely convenient, and great for when you want to […]

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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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Audiobook Review : Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Title : Landline Author : Rainbow Rowell Narrator : Rebecca Lowman Genre : Romance Publisher : Macmillan Audio Listening Length : 9 hours 3 minutes Rating : 4/5 I’d only ever heard of Rowell by way of her YA book “Eleanor & Park”, and I’m not very enthused about YA literature in general. But after […]

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Book Review : Trouble Has a New Name

Title : Trouble Has a New Name Author : Adite Banerjie Genre : Romance Publisher : Harlequin Pages: 192 Publish Date : July 15th, 2014 Source : Author Rating : 3/5 This is author Banerjie’s second romance novel after “The Indian Tycoon’s Marriage Deal”. And in this novel, she has model Rayna Dutt meet arrogant […]

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Audiobooks that failed me (and other sad stories)

Yes, this is that kind of a tale, so you might grab a box of tissues before you sit down to read this. This blog post is a story – a story of how “mainstream reviewers” can fail you and of how the most raved about book might not be for you. Yup – boohoo […]

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Book Review : The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet

Title : The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet Author : Bernie Su, Kate Rorick Genre : Romance Publisher : Touchstone Pages: 400 Publish Date : June 24, 2014 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 2.5/5 I am a certified fan of Pride and Prejudice. I have read the book too many times to […]

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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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