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Book Review: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Title: Norse Mythology Author: Neil Gaiman Genre: Fantasy / Mythology Date: 2017 Publisher: Bloomsbury Pages: 281 Started: 2nd February 2018 Completed: 21st February 2018 Rating: 4/5 Summary: In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight… Continue reading Book Review: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

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Book Review: The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad

Title: The Secret Agent Author: Joseph Conrad Genre: Classics / Fiction Date: 2016 (1907) Publisher: Penguin Pages: 320 Started: 2nd February 2018 Completed: 5th February 2018 Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: ‘The terrorist and the policeman both come from the same basket.’ Set in an Edwardian London underworld of terrorist bombers, spies, grotesques and fanatics, Conrad’s dark, unsettling masterpiece asks if we ever really know others,… Continue reading Book Review: The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad

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Book Review: Femme Fatale by Guy de Maupassant (Little Black Classic)

Title: Femme Fatale Author: Guy de Maupassant Genre: Realism / Classics Date: 2015 Publisher: Penguin Pages: 56 Started: 31st January 2018 Completed: 31st January 2018 Rating: 3.5/5 Summary: A selection of Maupassant’s brilliant, glittering stories set in the Parisian beau monde and Normandy countryside. Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) Penguin’s Little Black Classics are usually collections of short stories, collections of poetry,… Continue reading Book Review: Femme Fatale by Guy de Maupassant (Little Black Classic)

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ARC Book Review: Misogynation by Laura Bates

Title: Misogynation: The Truth Scale of Sexism Author: Laura Bates Genre: Nonfiction / Feminism Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK Publication Date: 22nd February 2018 ISBN 13: 9781471169243 Pages: 320 Started: 1st February 2018 Completed: 2nd February 2018 Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: Laura Bates, pioneering feminist, activist and bestselling author, has given voice to hundreds of thousands of women through her international Everyday Sexism Project.… Continue reading ARC Book Review: Misogynation by Laura Bates

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Book Review: I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett

Title: I Shall Wear Midnight Author: Terry Pratchett Genre: Fantasy / Young Adult Date: 2010 Publisher: Doubleday Pages: 349 Started: 27th January 2018 Completed: 30th January 2018 Rating: 5/5 Summary: It starts with whispers. Then someone picks up a stone. Finally, the fires begin. When people turn on witches, the innocents suffer. . . Tiffany Aching has spent years studying with senior witches, and… Continue reading Book Review: I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett

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Book Review: Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett

Title: Wintersmith Author: Terry Pratchett Genre: Fantasy / Young Adult Date: 2010 (2006) Publisher: Corgi Pages: 372 Started: 26th January 2018 Completed: 26th January 2018 Rating: 5/5 Summary: Tiffany Aching is a trainee witch — now working for the seriously scary Miss Treason. But when Tiffany witnesses the Dark Dance — the crossover from summer to winter — she does what no one… Continue reading Book Review: Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett

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Book Review: American Assassin by Vince Flynn (Mitch Rapp #1)

Title: American Assassin Author: Vince Flynn Genre: Thriller Date: 2017 (2010) Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK Pages: 464 Started: 22nd January 2018 Completed: 23rd January 2018 Rating: 5/5 Summary: Tensions in the Middle East are simmering when Central Intelligence Agency Director Irene Kennedy pays a visit to Syracuse University, where she hopes to recruit none other than Mitch Rapp, a student who has quickly… Continue reading Book Review: American Assassin by Vince Flynn (Mitch Rapp #1)

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ARC Book Review: In Deep Water by Sam Blake (Cathy Connolly Series #2)

Title: In Deep Water Author: Sam Blake Genre: Thriller Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre Publication Date: 8th February 2018 ISBN 13: 9781785760808 Pages: 448 Started: 19th January 2018 Completed: 21st January 2018 Rating: 3.5/5 Summary: Good intentions can be deadly… Cat Connolly is back at work after the explosion that left her on life support. Struggling to adjust to the physical and mental scars, her workload… Continue reading ARC Book Review: In Deep Water by Sam Blake (Cathy Connolly Series #2)

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Book Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Title: Ready Player One Author: Ernest Cline Genre: Science Fiction Date: 2012 (2011) Publisher: Arrow Books Pages: 374 Started: 15th January 2018 Completed: 18th January 2018 Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: It’s the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place. We’re out of oil. We’ve wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty, and disease are widespread. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes… Continue reading Book Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

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Book Review: Cauldron’s Bubble by Amber Elby (Netherfeld Trilogy #1)

Title: Cauldron’s Bubble Author: Amber Elby Genre: Fantasy Date: 2017 Publisher: CreateSpace  Pages: 204 Started: 11th January 2018 Completed: 15th January 2018 Rating: 4/5 Summary: A magical bubble transports Alda through time and place to a realm of witches and curses, pirates and princes, and the lost worlds of Shakespeare. She, along with a cabin boy called Dreng, must navigate the conflicts and characters… Continue reading Book Review: Cauldron’s Bubble by Amber Elby (Netherfeld Trilogy #1)