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Read 2016 – The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

Waited ages for this, the last in Raven Cycle, to be published. Here are my thoughts on book one, two and three. Although I would say that I enjoyed it and it was good I was a teeny bit disappointed … Continue reading

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Read 2016 – Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers

Yes, more Dorothy. But this one, oh this one I struggled with so much. I found it quite surprising that after reading ten of her books and yes I have struggled with a few, this one almost got the better … Continue reading

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Read 2016 – Have his Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers

Yes I know another Wimsey. But this was so good I really enjoyed it. We meet up with Harriet Vane once more in this story, in fact she is the one who finds the body! Of course Peter hot foots … Continue reading

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Read 2016 – Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers

I know, I know another Wimsey. This novel is when we meet Harriet Vane. I think it was sheer genius of Dorothy to make Wimsey fall for an accused murderer! And the author does a great job of altering the … Continue reading

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Read 2016 – Unnatural Death by Dorothy L. Sayers

I said last time that I was in the middle of a Wimsey binge. So here is another one. And a very good one at that! Clever. Actually lots of her books fall into that category, there is often a … Continue reading

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Read 2016 – Lord Peter Views the Body by Dorothy L. Sayers

The reading around here is still slow and I am reaching for familiar things. When the new year rolled round true to my word I did put the lap-top down more and as well as that we brought back reading … Continue reading

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Read 2015 – Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case by Agatha Christie

So milestone passed. Apart from a few short stories that I’m sure I have missed this was my final Poirot and I have resisted reading it for decades! But when we arrived at the cottage the other week there it … Continue reading

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Checking in

Just a quick hello from up here on the Northumberland coast. Internet and mobile phone signals are hit and miss, which is mostly a good thing. Well for a week at least! I thought I’d share a pretty remarkable photo. … Continue reading

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The reading slump

Is it a slump? Or a what? What is it? A readers block…… lol. Yes, I like that one. I’m having a readers block. Can I blame the summer? Probably. Or the lack of YA fiction on my ‘to be … Continue reading

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Read 2015 – Erased by Jennifer Rush

Here is another book I read on the Kindle and again when we were away in the US. I thought it was the second in a trilogy but from my point of view the first on along with this one … Continue reading

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