Review: Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

Audiobook narrated by David Suchet / Running time: 7:59 Whenever I conjure up a picture of Hercule Poirot in my mind, it’s basically always David Suchet playing the iconic character (pictured below). He just so perfectly embodied everything about Poirot – from his moustaches to his mannerisms and accent (David Suchet is English but cracks […]

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Review: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. Book One in the Chaos Walking Trilogy. Opening sentence: “The first thing you find out when yer dog learns to talk is that dogs don’t got nothing much to say.” Published in 2008, quite a few people have recommended this book (the whole trilogy in fact) […]

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Review: Tin Man by Sarah Winman

Tin Man by Sarah Winman Opening sentence: “All Dora Judd ever told anyone about that night three weeks before Christmas was that she won the painting in a raffle.” You know when you finish a book and just have to take a moment to compose yourself? Yes, that. To say Tin Man packs an emotional […]

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Review: Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout Opening sentence: ‘Tommy Guptill had once owned a dairy farm, which he’d inherited from his father, and which was about two miles from the town of Amgash, Illinois.’ I only discovered author Elizabeth Strout last summer, but this is my third book of hers (of a possible six she’s […]

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Review: Trying by Emily Phillips

Trying by Emily Phillips Opening sentence: “‘Maybe we should try some porn?’ I say lightly into my husband’s exasperated face.” This is the debut novel by Grazia magazine’s Features Director, Emily Phillips. She has been open about her struggle to conceive a baby and, as she put it: “to channel my emotions, I wrote a book, […]

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Opinion: Nominated for The Liebster Award!

I have to admit, I didn’t know about The Liebster Award until lovely and grateful nominated me this week! It turns out, this award is a wonderful blogging tradition (across all genres) that is given from one blogger to another as a mark of recognition and support. If you’re nominated, you in turn give out […]

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