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Book Review: 1776
Author: David McCullough Number of Pages: 386 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Release Date: May 24, 2004 “America’s most acclaimed historian presents the intricate story of the year of the birth of the United States of America. “1776” tells two gripping stories: how a group of squabbling, disparate colonies became the United States, and how the British Empire tried to… Continue reading
Book Review: LIFE AFTER LIFE
Author: Kate Atkinson Number of Pages: 544 Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books Release Date: January 1, 2013 “On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born, the third child of a wealthy English banker and his wife. Sadly, she dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is… Continue reading
Book Review: THE HANDMAID’S TALE
Author: Margaret Atwood Number of Pages: 311 Publisher: Anchor Books Release Date: 1985 “Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must… Continue reading
Book Review: NICK & NORAH’S INFINITE PLAYLIST
Author: Rachel Cohn and David Levithan Number of Pages: 183 Publisher: Ember Release Date: May 23, 2005 “Nick frequents New York’s indie rock scene nursing a broken heart. Norah is questioning all of her assumptions about the world. They have nothing in common except for their taste in music, until a chance encounter leads to an all-night quest to… Continue reading
more books: Christmas!
Christmas has come and gone yet again, but I’m happy to say that I received some fabulous books from good ol’ Saint Nick. Let’s get started, shall we? Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Last of the Gaderene by Mark Gatiss Dreams of Empire by Justin… Continue reading
Book Review: SKIPPING CHRISTMAS
Author: John Grisham Number of Pages: 177 Publisher: Arrow Release Date: 2001 “Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded shops, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That’s just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they’ll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on the… Continue reading
Book Review: MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME
Author: various YA authors, edited by Stephanie Perkins Number of Pages: 320 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Release Date: October 9, 2014 “If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME: TWELVE HOLIDAY STORIES… Continue reading
Book Review: THE SECRET ADVERSARY
Author: Agatha Christie Number of Pages: 400 Publisher: Harper Collins Release Date: 1922 “After WW1, childhood pals Tommy Beresford and “Tuppence” Prudence Cowley, lack money and prospects, become adventurers for the British Government. Rich American Julius P. Hersheimmer, powerful Mr Whittington, and an evil mastermind’s conspiracy all seek Jane Finn, given papers vital to peace by an agent at… Continue reading
Book Review: TEN LITTLE ALIENS
Author: Stephen Cole Number of Pages: 305 Publisher: BBC Books Release Date: 2002 “Deep in the heart of a hollowed-out moon the First Doctor finds a chilling secret: ten alien corpses, frozen in time at the moment of their death. They are the empire’s most wanted terrorists, and their discovery could end a war devastating the galaxy. But is… Continue reading
Book Review: FORTUNATELY, THE MILK
Author: Neil Gaiman Number of Pages: 114 Publisher: HarperCollins Release Date: September 17, 2013 “I bought the milk,” said my father. “I walked out of the corner shop, and heard a noise like this: T h u m m t h u m m. I looked up and saw a huge silver disc hovering in the air above Marshall… Continue reading
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