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Why be happy when you could be normal?

I read Oranges are not the only fruit in 2009 and the name Jeanette Winterson has since etched in the subconscious of mine when looking for the next book to read. Although I read Weight since, which I felt a little underwhelmed and have not since had the chance to read another of her book. When this … Continue reading

Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith

Canongate Myth Series No. 4 I was a she was a he was a we were a girl and a girl and a boy and a boy…..(Page 103) The myth of Iphis is one of the happier of Ovid’s metamorphoses: on the island of Crete, Iphis is raised as a boy to avoid her father’s … Continue reading

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

Dr Faraday was called upon to the Hundreds Hall Manor by the Ayres to take a look at Betty the parlour maid. Hundreds Hall is once where Dr Faraday’s mother used to work as the Ayreses’ parlour maid. Young Faraday recalled the day he pulled apart an acorn from the plasterwork and was reprimanded by his … Continue reading


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Ratings Defined

0 = Abandon the book after first chapter

1 = Waste of paper, we will see what the environmentalist say about this!

2 = Skip it, read the book if you have got nothing better to do

2.5 = An average book, easily forgettable.

3 = A good read.

3.5 = A good entertaining read, a page-turner

4 = So glad that I read the book, a book with substance and invaluable for future reference

4.5 = So glad that I read the book, would pester everyone to read it, invaluable, I would want to own it and wouldn't mind a second read (something that I seldom do)

5 = The book is so good that I feel like I am on scale 4 and 4.5, and more, it blew me away and lingers on my head for weeks!

Books Read

JoV's bookshelf: read
Hold Tight
The Fault in Our Stars
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
The Thief
Catching Fire
A Tale for the Time Being
Into the Darkest Corner
The Liars' Gospel
Goat Mountain
Strange Weather In Tokyo
Strange Shores
And the Mountains Echoed
Ten White Geese
One Step Too Far
The Innocents
The General: The ordinary man who became one of the bravest prisoners in Guantanamo
White Dog Fell from the Sky
A Virtual Love
The Fall of the Stone City

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Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)