Thursday, 31 July 2008

Goose in the Pond by Earlene Fowler

Alas devoured in almost one sitting. Gabe & Bernie are jogging in a local park when Bernie gives up running and starts to rescue a duck who is caught up in some rubbish. As she bends forward to help the duck, Bernie spots a dead body, someone she knows from the library.

So, as if Gabe doesn't have enough to do, solve a murder and keep Bernie under control! his long lost son turns up followed swifly by a relative of Bernie, then Bernie's grandmother moves in......

Saturday, 26 July 2008

So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading by Sara Nelson

A fascinating account of the how the author deals with her challenge of a book a week for a year. The book is full of personal stories and snippets and books titles and authors. I read the book over about a week and made a note of all the books & authors she mentions and may well attempt a challenge of my own!

The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman

I really was looking forward to reading this book, I loved the concept of the storyline, as I enjoy these types of historical novels. Sadly the writing style spoilt the book for me and I gave up reading it.

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O 'Farrell

A really thought provoking,enjoyable and fascinating read.

Esme is a girl with ideas ahead of the times. Her behavior is unacceptable to her close family, who decide to have her confined in a mental asylum at the young age of 16. Sixty years later the asylum is due to close. The officials of the hospital manage to track down Esme's great niece,Iris, who up until this point knew nothing of Esme's existence. Iris is both in denial of the relationship and yet fascinated in what has happened in the family, 60 years previous. Despite, feeling that Esme is not her responsibility Iris is unable to walk away from her.


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