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My Recommended Books - Summer 2015


I have a lot of time to read and I go through a lot of books. I found these five books to be  sufficiently outstanding, that I have read and/ or listened to a reading of each of these, twice.      705 more words

Cultural Literacy

Women Writers Reading Challenge #30: Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid

Every so often, you come across a book that you’re excited for, but when you actually come to read it, you’re a bit disappointed. That’s how I felt reading this updated version of Jane Austen’s… 627 more words

Reading Challenge

Yarn Along!

I am STILL knitting my Alpaca mix cardigan, but now on the second sleeve. The end is in sight!!

New book again this week, am I just spending too much time reading? 226 more words

30-Day Book Challenge: Day 22 - Least favourite plot device

Anniversaries can really make us nostalgic and sentimental. Because I am close to my blog’s first birthday, I would like to finish a book challenge that I have started last year. 980 more words

Bookish Thoughts And Challenges

The facts of life and death (in Harrogate)

What do the following statements have in common:

  • Patricia Highsmith used to breed snails and was so attached to them that when she moved to France she smuggled them in her bra.
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Crime Fiction

Review: Dead Clever (S1 E1-5/5), BBC Radio 4

For superb Scottish crime author Val McDermid, Dead Clever represents her second radio drama after last year’s Deadheading. Fitting snugly into Radio 4’s 15 Minute Drama slot, McDermid showcased her deftness in the genre, as well as all the warmth and humour we’ve come to expect and admire about her. 697 more words

British Crime Drama

Forensics by Val McDermid


Val McDermid is one of the finest crime writers we have, whose novels have captivated millions of readers worldwide with their riveting narratives of characters who solve complex crimes and confront unimaginable evil.

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Book Review