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Review: If I Die in a Combat Zone

Author: Tim O'Brien Date Started: 01-04-2019 Date Finished: 12-04-2019 Pages: 210 Genre: Memoir Star Rating:✪✪✪.5   Synopsis: First published in 1973, this intensely personal account of one-foot soldier’s tour of duty in Vietnam established National Book Award-winner Tim O’Brien’s reputation as the outstanding chronicler of the Vietnam experience for a generation of Americans. With simplicity… Continue reading Review: If I Die in a Combat Zone

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*REPOST* Christmas with Billy and Me Review

Christmas with Billy and Me Giovanna Fletcher Version: Physical Paperback ☆☆☆☆☆ Description: Christmas has come to Rosefront Hill and it is destined to be a particularly special one for Sophie May. When a smitten stranger emails Sophie to ask her if he can propose to the woman he loves in her cost teashop, the romantic… Continue reading *REPOST* Christmas with Billy and Me Review

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Auschwitz: A Doctor’s Eyewitness Account Review

Author: Miklos Nyiszli Purchased: Waterstones  Finished: 1st February 2017 Rating: ✪✪✪✪ When the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944, they sent virtually the entire Jewish population to Auschwitz. A Hungarian Jew and a medical doctor, Dr. Miklos Nyiszli was spared from death for a grimmer fate: to perform "scientific research" on his fellow inmates under the supervision… Continue reading Auschwitz: A Doctor’s Eyewitness Account Review

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Rainy Day Reads: Recommendations of books to read when the weather is dismal & your inner bookworm can shine

Lovely recommendations from Ashleigh. There a quite a few here I haven’t read but I will be adding them to my rainy day reads 🙂

Thanks Ashleigh

A frolic through fiction

rainy-day-reads

Rainy days are just the best days for us bookworms, aren’t they?

It gives us the excuse not to go anywhere. To wrap up in blankets, snuggling cosily with a warm drink, reading a book while hearing the rain pounding the windows. The world is gloomy, but it doesn’t matter because you’re encased in a fictional one.

But what to read?

Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered…

Here are a few recommendations from li’l old me, two for a range of genres for you to pick out and cosy up with on those dismal days.

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Book Haul

  My Book Haul I treated myself to some new books this month as it is my birthday on the 25th November. The darkening path trilogy by Philip Womack was given to me by my stepmum.  I have linked every book to the Goodreads page so you can have a look at the synopsis. I… Continue reading Book Haul

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Sharp Objects Review

Sharp Objects  Gillian Flynn  2 stars Goodreads Synopsis Since she left town eight years ago, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed again in her family’s Victorian mansion, Camille is haunted by the childhood… Continue reading Sharp Objects Review

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Dead Until Dark Review

Dead Until Dark (Sookie StackHouse #1) Charlaine Harris 3 stars Goodreads Synopsis Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She's quiet, keeps to herself, and doesn't get out much. Not because she's not pretty. She is. It's just that, well, Sookie has this sort of "disability." She can read minds. And that… Continue reading Dead Until Dark Review