Category: Books


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Picking Prints for the Library

Wait, you don’t have a library? In all seriousness, we are very fortunate to have been able to buy a house large enough for me to indulge my childhood dreams. I’ve wanted my own library for as long as I can remember, and we’ve been working hard since we moved in to turn this dusty, […]

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon

Readathon complete! : We did it! I didn’t quite finish Astonish Me (I have 130 pages to go) but I did finish The Witches so that brings my total reads up to 4.5 books, which isn’t too bad I think! Q finished The BFG and got partway into The Explorer – we’re both now ready […]

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Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge

I’ve been a member of Goodreads for about five years now, I think? At least. I love tracking my books over there – they give you all sorts of nerdy stats if you’re into that (which I totally am) but there’s also a really lovely community there. I get to see what all my friends […]

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Books: January Update!

1. RR David Levithan – The Lover’s Dictionary 2. NEW Stephen King – Joyland 3. NEW Douglas Coupland – Worst. Person. Ever. 4. NEW Tom Holt – Someone Like Me 5. NEW F Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby 6. NEW Patrick Ness – The Crane Wife 7. NEW William Gibson – Johnny Mnemonic 8. NEW Haruki Murakami – The Elephant Vanishes 9. NEW Neil Gaiman – The Graveyard Book 10. RR Mitch Albom – […]

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December Book Update + 2013 Reading Roundup

01. NEW William Gibson – Spook Country 02. RR Judy Blume – Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret 03. RR Judy Blume – Blubber 04. NEW Lauren Weisberger – Last Night at Chateau Marmont 05. RR Judy Blume – Starring Sally J Freedman, as Herself 06. NEW Haruki Murakami – After the Quake 07. RR Toby Litt – Exhibitionism 08. NEW Beverly Cleary – Ramona […]

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November Book Update

01. NEW Mitch Albom – Have a Little Faith 02. NEW Ray Bradbury – Fahrenheit 451 [November goals] 03. NEW Jojo Moyes – Honeymoon in Paris 04. RR Scarlett Thomas – The End of Mr Y [30 for 30] 05. RR Christopher Pike – Road to Nowhere 06. RR Christopher Pike – The Visitor 07. RR Francine Pascal – My Mother Was Never a Kid 08. RR Francine Pascal – My First […]

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October Book Update

01. RR Philip Pullman – The Amber Spyglass [30 for 30] 02. RR Maggie O’Farrell – The Hand That First Held Mine [30 for 30] 03. NEW David Mitchell – Ghostwritten [30 for 30] 04. RR Stephen King – Duma Key [30 for 30] 05. NEW Zadie Smith – NW [book club] 06. NEW John Green – The Fault In Our Stars [30 for 30] 07. RR Joe Dunthorne […]

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September Book Update

01. NEW David Sedaris – The Santaland Diaries [book club] 02. RR William Gibson – Pattern Recognition [30 for 30] 03. NEW James Smythe – The Machine [30 for 30] 04. RR Bill Bryson – The Life & Times of the Thunderbolt Kid [30 for 30] 05. NEW Lucy Maud Montgomery – Anne of the Island [30 for 30] 06. NEW Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter – The Long War 07. NEW Joan […]

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August Book Update

01. RR Douglas Coupland – Hey Nostradamus [30 for 30] 02. NEW Stephen King – ‘Salem’s Lot [30 for 30] 03. NEW Francine Pascal – Sweet Valley Confidential [30 for 30] 04. NEW Jenny Downham – Before I Die [30 for 30] 05. RR Jon McGregor – If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things [30 for 30] 06. NEW Jenny Lawson – Let’s Pretend This Never Happened [30 for 30] 07. NEW Matt Haig – The […]

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