Category Archives: Avid Reader

Elizabeth Peters- Naked Once More

Ex-Librarian turned author, Jacqueline Kirby, has to be one of the most entertaining and outrageous detective characters out there. She holds nothing back, loves drama, and causing mischief. She is also wonderfully clever, and dabbles in mystery solving. This book kept me guessing the whole way; there are twists and turns, memorable characters, and plenty...
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Persuasion- Jane Austin

I couldn't help it - I just couldn't resist... It was so pretty, with quotes on the lovely blue cover,  each in a different font. And it was really well made - the pages are actually sewn together instead of just glued. To top it off, it is one of my favourite books by one...
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The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is one of those amazingly talented authors who seems able to write for any age group he chooses. The Newberry award winning story, The Graveyard Book, is intended for a child audience, but that doesn’t mean an adult won't enjoy it. It’s excellent! It has such an interesting and creative premise - a...
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Sunshine – Robin McKinley

So I am finally writing a review on one of my favourite stories - Robin McKinely’s Sunshine. While it’s a favourite now, it did not start that way. When I first started to read the story, I found it rather frustrating. It was as though McKinley dropped you into the middle of the story with...
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The Forest of Hands and Teeth

Oh what a chilling read - for me at least! I've never done well with anything that resembles horror, and I am afraid I consider zombie stories to be horror. Now that my initial horror has faded (I was haunted by this story for weeks), I find that I am eager to write about it....
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