George R. R. Martin – A Feast For Crows

Looking at the reviews of this book on Goodreads, it seems most people are annoyed about the fact that it took so long for this one to come out after the last one. Thankfully, since I’m behind the crowd as usual, I don’t have that problem. However, with only one book left for me to read, I think I’m probably soon going to be in the same place as everyone else, impatiently waiting for the next one! However, back to the book in...

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Susan Nussbaum – Good Kings, Bad Kings

Wow, I was seriously impressed by this book. First of all, I should say that I won the book as part of the Goodreads First Reads program, hence why my copy says ‘Advance proof copy, not for sale’. Although I think it’s been out for a few weeks now since I couldn’t start reading it as soon as it arrived. This is the debut novel by Susan Nussbaum, but you would never tell from reading it. Expertly written to give each...

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Review: Maureen Nicholl – Into The Darkness

I won this book as part of the Goodreads First Reads giveaways and before I started reading I already knew I was going to be disappointed with it. It’s a novella, meaning that it’s only 57 pages long. So either the story was going to be terrible and I’d hate it, or the story would be amazing and I’d be disappointed that it was so short. And yep, the story was great, but I got to the end wanting so much more. The story...

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Review: Graeme Simsion – The Rosie Project

This book was received from the Goodreads First Reads program, where you can enter a giveaway for the chance to win an advanced copy of many books. I believe by the time I received this book, it had already been released in shops, but it made me very happy that mine says ‘Advance Reading Copy’ on the back, and for an extra bonus, it’s autographed too! The book centers on Don Tillman, a very smart but socially awkward professor...

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100 Book Challenge? – It Definitely Was!

Well I set my self a lofty total of 100 books in 2012, which turned out to be a little too high. I made it to 67, but I’m still quite happy with that. I started off the year with the best intentions and I managed to keep up until about June. And then Cameron moved back from Huddersfield and I was round at his house or going out more often, and the books kind of stopped flowing (I only read one book in July). I managed to pick it up again a...

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Review: The Queen [Of Twitter] – Gin O’Clock

This was a bit of an impulse buy after I started following ‘The Queen‘ on twitter. The tweets seemed pretty funny and the book was only £4 so it was worth a shot. It looked along the same lines as Mrs Fry’s Diary that I read last year and found pretty hilarious. After I’d bought it, I saw a lot of reviews on Goodreads saying that it was a bit repetitive with the jokes, and I would kind of agree. The jokes were witty and...

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Now Reading: Jonathan Coe – The Accidental Woman

I’m not really sure what this book is about, it was part of a set of 3 books for £4 that I bought from the Book People in a recent order. When I read the descriptions online, it looked like a good book, but I’ve just seen that the average rating on Goodreads is less than 3 out of 5. Hopefully I’ll enjoy it more than that! The little review on the front is from Nick Hornby (one of my favourite authors), and says ‘Probably...

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