The Importance of the Opening Sentence.

It has the power to decide if a book is read or not. By me anyway… You may have noticed that for each book I review, I record the opening sentence. When I read it back, months, even years later, sometimes the opening line is all it takes to evoke the whole feel of the […]

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Monthly Review: April 2019

Last month I mentioned I was going through a little reading slump but I’m VERY pleased to say that it’s over! So a big shout out and thank you to Sleep for being the book to get me back into my reading groove – it’s a fab murder mystery with a twist that I raced through. […]

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Blog Tour: The American Agent by Jacqueline Winspear

Opening sentence: “Tonight I joined the women of the London Auxiliary Ambulance Service as they rushed to the aid of civilians caught in the relentless bombing of this brave city.” Welcome to my stop on this wonderful blog tour! The American Agent is the 15th outing for crime investigator, Maisie Dobbs, but don’t worry if – […]

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Monthly Review: February 2019

February may not be the longest month, but I still managed to get six reviews up, which I’m very pleased about! They were: / A Version of the Truth by BP Walter / The Corset by Laura Purcell / The Go-Away Bird by Julia Donaldson / The Virgin’s Lover by Philippa Gregory / Cards on […]

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Review: Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie

Opening sentence: “My dear M. Poirot!” Cards on the Table has an interesting line in the foreword by Agatha Christie: ‘(this) was one of Hercule Poirot’s favourite cases. His friend, Captain Hastings, however, when Poirot described it to him, considered it very dull!’ Interesting, as when I started reading I feared I was going to […]

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WWW Wednesday: 16th January 2019

Welcome to my January WWW Wednesday: This is a weekly meme but I’m doing it monthly, so whatever works best for you! If you’d like to join in, it’s hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words and all you have to do is answer the three questions below, then pop your blog link […]

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Review: Vox by Christina Dalcher

Opening sentence: “If anyone told me I could bring down the president, and the Pure Movement, and that incompetent little shit Morgan LeBron in a week’s time, I wouldn’t believe them.” It’s been a while since I’ve had such an initial visceral reaction about a book but I actually felt angry reading this: Angry for […]

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