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A thousand splendid suns by Khaled Hosseini: A review

Twenty-eighth book reviewed as part of the 130 Challenge.

I had once asked Tame SheWolf why she doesn’t like to read Khaled Hosseini and she had said that it had caused her too much pain when she read The Kite Runner.  655 more words

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Two Pairs of Novels (Part 2)

Commuting days until retirement: 202

I’m not sure exactly what originally put me on to the first one of this pair; but I do remember reading someone’s opinion that this was the ‘perfect novel’. 1,584 more words


Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

“Though he may not speak of them, the memories still dwell inside Jacob Jankowski’s ninety-something-year-old mind. Memories of himself as a young man, tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. 339 more words


Riot by Shashi Tharoor: A review

Twenty-seventh book reviewed as part of the 130 Challenge.

A one line review for this book would be – He could have done so much better! 520 more words

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A woman of no importance by Oscar Wilde: A review

Twenty-sixth book reviewed as part of the 130 Challenge.

Well of course, Oscar Wilde doesn’t need a stamp of approval. But I feel compelled to talk about his work because I don’t want anyone to miss the pleasure of reading him. 261 more words

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The Choice by Nicholas Sparks

“Travis Parker has everything a man could want: a good job, loyal friends, even a waterfront home in small-town North Carolina. In full pursuit of the good life – boating, swimming, and barbecues with his close buddies – he holds the vague conviction that a serious relationship could only cramp his style. 357 more words


Jan Carson - Malcolm Orange Disappears

Young Malcolm Orange feels he’s disappearing. He’s covered in holes and anxious about them letting water in so he sticks plasters on some of the bigger ones. 393 more words