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A book review: Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories

TITLE: Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories AUTHOR: multiple authors PUBLISHED: 1983 SYNOPSIS A collection of fourteen of Roald Dahl's favourite ghost stories. Featuring authors including, but not limited to: Rosemary Timperley, L.P. Hartley, Edith Wharton, and Cynthia Asquith, this collection is the result of an intense study by Dahl to find the best ghost stories… Continue reading A book review: Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories

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A book review: Goodnight Mister Tom

TITLE: Goodnight Mister Tom AUTHOR: Michelle Magorian PUBLISHED: 1981 SYNOPSIS Set against the backdrop of the Second World War, Goodnight Mister Tom tells the tale of William Beech, a young boy evacuated from his home in London to a small village in the country. William is a quiet and withdrawn young boy who is afraid… Continue reading A book review: Goodnight Mister Tom

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A book review: Lost Frequencies (ARC)

I was fortunate enough to receive an ARC copy of Lost Frequencies to review. As with all my book reviews I will begin with general information and a short synopsis before sharing my thoughts. I hope you enjoy! TITLE: Lost Frequencies AUTHOR: Caitlyn Lynagh PUBLISHED: November 19th 2019 PUBLISHER: Outlet Publishing SYNOPSIS Step into the world of Iyeeka,… Continue reading A book review: Lost Frequencies (ARC)

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How important is the title of a book?

A little while ago I wrote a post titled Are book covers important, or is it only the story that matters? When I finished writing that it made me question how important is the title of a book? Does it directly affect whether people will read it or not? Personally, I think the title of… Continue reading How important is the title of a book?

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A book review: The Jane Austen Book Club

TITLE: The Jane Austen Book Club AUTHOR: Karen Joy Fowler PUBLISHED: 2004 SYNOPSIS. Set in California, this novel follows a group of six, (five women, and one man) who meet once a month to discuss a different Jane Austen book. Interwoven in their reading and thoughts on each classic title are their own individual lives and… Continue reading A book review: The Jane Austen Book Club

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Are book covers important, or is it only the story that matters?

This is a question that I have been thinking about lately. Not long ago I would have said with absolute certainty that the cover of a book is not at all important and it is only the words inside that matter. But then I created my profile on Instagram and things started to change. I discovered… Continue reading Are book covers important, or is it only the story that matters?

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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: a book that had a lasting impact on me

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: a young adult novel by Mildred D. Taylor. Have you read it? If so, take a moment and think about what, (if anything) it meant to you. If you haven't then take a moment to do a quick search to get your hands on a copy, because, in my… Continue reading Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: a book that had a lasting impact on me