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Book Review: Smoke and Mirror by Neil Gaiman

Title: Smoke and Mirrors Author: Neil Gaiman Genre: Short stories / Fantasy Date: 2013 (1998) Publisher: Headline Publishing Group Pages: 389 Started: 27th January 2019 Completed: 12th February 2019 Rating: 4/5 Summary: An elderly widow finds the Holy Grail beneath an old fur coat. A stray cat fights and refights a terrible nightly battle to protect his unwary adoptive… Continue reading Book Review: Smoke and Mirror by Neil Gaiman

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WWW Wednesday: 7th February 2019 to 13th February 2019

WWW Wednesday is a feature hosted by Taking On a World of Words. The only rules are to answer the following three questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? Currently Reading: Stung with Love: Poems and Fragments by Sappho East of Eden by John Steinbeck Recently… Continue reading WWW Wednesday: 7th February 2019 to 13th February 2019

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WWW Wednesday: 31st January 2019 to 6th February 2019

WWW Wednesday is a feature hosted by Taking On a World of Words. The only rules are to answer the following three questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? I haven’t done a WWW Wednesday post in almost two years but I wanted to… Continue reading WWW Wednesday: 31st January 2019 to 6th February 2019

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Top Ten Tuesday: The Ten Most Recent Additions to My To-Read List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was previously hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: The Ten Most Recent Additions to My To-Read List There’s a lot of Agatha Christie on this list which is fine because I love Agatha Christie. The Big Four by… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: The Ten Most Recent Additions to My To-Read List

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Book Review: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

Title: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Author: Agatha Christie Genre: Crime / Mystery / Classics Date: 2013 (1926) Publisher: HarperCollins Pages: 304 Started: 24th January 2019 Completed: 26th January 2019 Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: ‘Key in the lock all right, sir. On the inside. Mr Ackroyd must have locked himself in.’ Poor Roger Ackroyd. He knew that the woman he loved had… Continue reading Book Review: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

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Book Review: The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu

Title: The Tale of Genji Author: Murasaki Shikibu Genre: Classics / Monogatari Date: 2006 (1008) Publisher: W. W. Norton & Co. Pages: 1360 Started: 1st January 2019 Completed: 24th January 2019 Rating: 4/5 Summary: Expansive, compelling, and sophisticated in its representation of ethical concerns and aesthetic ideals, Murasaki’s tale came to occupy a central place in Japan’s remarkable… Continue reading Book Review: The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu