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This Easter, I will mostly be reading…

Easter reads

I’ve challenged myself to read 60 books by the end of the year. That’s just over one a week. Work and volunteer projects and family life have all conspired to make March a slow reading month, so I’ve set myself

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Standout reads of 2014

Top reads 2014 stamp

  2014 is already coming swiftly to a close and Goodreads tells me I’ve finished 71 books this year – a marked improvement on the 41 I read last year. So which books are the ones that still leave me

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6 reasons why I voted for Sand in the Goodreads Choice Awards

Sand by Hugh Howey

It’s true that I wasn’t immediately blown away by Sand. Sometimes books can be like olives to a child’s palate. It takes time to get used to the unfamiliar flavour. I’m pleased to say my instinct was right.

Here’s why Sand is such a compelling read…

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Why Katniss Everdeen is NOT a strong female role model

THG Mockingjay Suzanne Collins

Warning: If you haven’t read Mockingjay, please be warned that this post contains spoilers! When we left Katniss at the end of Catching Fire, she was barely conscious, struggling to take in the news that she’d been broken out of

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