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Blogging the Booker 2015 - 9 Last but not least

The pile is empty, at least the pile that was the Man Booker Longlist 2015. The final stretch happened to be several short novels, at least novels that did not stretch beyond 300 pages, which is by several standards now considered short. 751 more words


Authors first novels quiz


via Leonora Epstein

  • You’ve read a bunch of these classics, but is your mind blown about all these books you didn’t even know existed? (Ours is.) Go forth, and READ, young grasshopper, read until you can read no longer!

Sisters In Crime 15th Davitt Awards Shortlist

I’m a little late in posting this news, but the shortlist for the Sisters in Crime 15th Davitt Awards was announced a couple of weeks ago. 268 more words


Must-Read Debut Novels of 2015, Part I

So far, 2015 has been a year of very impressive debut novels.  Many of these novels are turning out to be some of my favourites of the year and it looks like that list is continuing to grow.   287 more words


"The Euthanist" by Alex Dolan

As debut novels go, “The Euthanist” was a bit surprising.  The cover was chilling and effective.  The divergent plot and protagonist were not what I expected at all. 411 more words

Book Reviews

In A Dark Dark Wood - Ruth Ware

With hens like these who needs enemies…?
A gripping tale of toxic friendships, past mistakes, and present dangers.  The perfect one sitting read

Someone’s getting married.

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“Three weeks is too long,” was the grumbled consensus as we began the final leg of the book tour/vacation last week. We all would have been happy to come home then. 528 more words