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Review: Skylights by Luther M. Siler.

“Hundreds of yards above us, the Martian sky beckoned.”

Skylights by Luther M. Siler

If a multi-billionaire approached you and offered to whisk you away to Mars on a top-secret rescue mission, would you accept his offer? 772 more words

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The List

So here it is. My list of 100 books. I’ve just decided to go with BBC’s list for now, just to get it posted and out there.I had my combined list but after a computer restart, I lost it all. 587 more words

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Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men is a heartwarming story of two men trying to make a living in difficult times and their continued friendship in 1930’s America. 170 more words

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The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde (spoilers)

The first novel on my list was one that I had blindly plucked from my bookshelf and didn’t fill me with any particular excitement.

I’m not and never have been very fond of Victorian writing (probably a throw back from my private school English lessons where my teacher was obsessed with them and felt all other books should be made redundant,) and so Oscar Wilde was someone, like the Bronte’s and Dickens that I had tended to avoid like the plague. 353 more words

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On Biographies, etc.: Frances Mayes and J.R.R. Tolkein become companions on the 100 Book Journey

For me, books about real people, those being Biographies, Autobiographies and Memoirs, fall into two distinct categories; those that are dry and factual, and those that are about the deeper person.  797 more words

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100 Novels by 100 Irish Novelists

When planning for Ireland Month, I brought together a list of 100 books by 100 Irish authors, both out of interest for myself and to give anyone thinking of taking part some inspiration for what to read. 793 more words

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The Actual List......and a mini rant

I had my first ‘like’ today which pleased me immensely as it reassuring to know that my quest is not totally dull!

Having spent a considerable amount of time researching lists, reading synopsis of books and trying to narrow down such a huge selection to a finite and achievable number (obviously I intend to read well over 100 books in my life time from this point on wards,) I found the Guardian had published an article on the best selling novels within the UK to date in 2012.   1,139 more words

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