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's Review No: 6

Paper Towns and Paper Girls: Manic Pixie Ideals Hurt Everyone

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I bought Paper Towns by John Green because I’m mildly obsessed with him and I loved The Fault in Our Stars. I very unfairly thought I’d be a little disappointed by Paper Towns because I was aware of my high expectations, but I was wrong. It’s fantastic. The Fault in Our Stars is about … [Read More »]

's Review No: 10

Surprise! We don’t all believe the same thing

I’ve been struggling with writing a review of this book for a couple of weeks. Stephen Prothero is a religious studies professor. His thesis is that all religions are are different and that their differences matter. He refutes the bromide that all religions are separate paths to the same goal and … [Read More »]

's Review No: 8

God as a Grumpy Tortoise

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“His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools — the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans — and summed up all three of them in his famous phrase, ‘You can’t trust any bugger further than you can throw him, and there’s nothing you can do about it, so let’s have a drink.” … [Read More »]

's Review No: 24

Where’s my Wand?

Eric Poole shares his pre-adolecent adventures about his OCD mother, his “Mr. Mom” father and his rebellious older sister, Val. When his parent’s have a fight that ends with his dad walking out one night Eric finds an old blanket and transforms himself into Endora from Bewitched to conjure up some magic to bring him … [Read More »]

's Review No: 30

Another Historical Romance, But With Adultery

The Marquess of Walfort has a proposal for the Duke of Ainsley: For one month, Ainsley and Walfort’s Marchioness, Jayne, will shag each other rotten in an attempt to knock her up. Left paralysed and impotent by a drunken carriage accident Ainsley caused, Walfort feels he is owed this opportunity to give his wife the … [Read More »]

's Review No: 23

Ruthless people

I heard about Serena from a Buzzfeed list of books to read before they become movies; as a huge fan of Jennifer Lawrence I knew I’d be seeing the movie so the book climbed my “to read” list.

Set in the wilderness of North Carolina in the 1930s, Serena is the story of a wealthy … [Read More »]

's Review No: 6

“Please by my vampire wife, mmmmkay?”

Valerie Moyer is kidnapped and held captive in a basement with several other women. She frees herself and manages to call 911 before jumping out of a window. Anders (his first name will be addressed a little later) is an Immortal who works to contain other immortals who rick exposing themselves and all their kind … [Read More »]

's Review No: 34

A Victorian romance with depression, theft and blackmail attempts

Disclaimer! I was granted an ARC of this from Pocket Books through NetGalley in return for a fair and honest review. I should also add that by the time I was granted the ARC, I’d already bought the book in pre-order, because with one horrible exception, she writes awesome books, and … [Read More »]

's Review No: 15

Some More Feng Shui Reading — Done

My quest continues, to improve my health, my life, my surroundings. I have recently been making some changes around the house, utilizing the age-old practice of feng shui to improve our surroundings. Feng shui must be big in the British Isles, because three out of five of these books on this list were written … [Read More »]

's Review No: 10

Poppin’ Up in Westeros

While there has been a lot of internet speculation (and outrage) over the latest Game of Thrones episode, “Breaker of Chains,” I have been preoccupied with a new acquisition, the Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros. Designed by renowned paper engineer Matthew Reinhart and illustrator Michael Komarck, the book is a blast, … [Read More »]