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Books, 2009Gold Star from jellybaby by Jane  
I need to read. Sometimes I want to learn but I also like some escapism. Living where I do, I need to have at least 10 unread books of different types available for emergencies. Life without Amazon would be very tough for me!
Category: Books and Authors
Last updated: 05/01/10
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Exit Music - Ian Rankin 3 stars!3 stars!3 stars! me2! from Al
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The Mighty Book of Boosh - Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding etc. There were not enough pictures of Julian Barratt in this book! 4 stars!4 stars!4 stars!4 stars! me2! from jellybaby
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Homicide ( A year on the killing streets)- David Simon. Good for Wire withdrawal. 5 stars!5 stars!5 stars!5 stars!5 stars! me2! from Al
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First Among Sequels - Jasper Fforde. I think that one was the best yet. 5 stars!5 stars!5 stars!5 stars!5 stars! me2! from Al
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The Enchantress of Florence - Salman Rushdie 4 stars!4 stars!4 stars!4 stars!
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The Unbearable Lightness of Scones - Alexander McCall Smith 5 stars!5 stars!5 stars!5 stars!5 stars! me2! from Al
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End Games - Michael Dibdin 4 stars!4 stars!4 stars!4 stars!
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The Comfort Of Saturdays - Alexander McCall Smith 3 stars!3 stars!3 stars! me2! from jellybaby
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The Big Over Easy - Jasper Fforde 4 stars!4 stars!4 stars!4 stars! me2! from Al
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The Fourth Bear - Jasper Fforde 4 stars!4 stars!4 stars!4 stars! me2! from Al
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The White Tiger - Aravind Adiga I was very disappointed in this considering is it a Booker winner and I had high expectations. I really struggle to see why it won. 3 stars!3 stars!3 stars!
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Bright Shiny Morning - James Frey 4 stars!4 stars!4 stars!4 stars!
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2666- Roberto Bolano. I liked some bits, I found other bits really tedious. It was such a slog. If there had ev 3 stars!3 stars!3 stars!
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The Uncommon Reader - Alan Bennett - 3 stars!3 stars!3 stars!
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The Ka of Gifford Hillary - Dennis Wheatley Thanks to Marie for this. One particular aspect scared the life out of me! Would have made a better short story I think. 3 stars!3 stars!3 stars! me2! from Ree
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Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything - Elizabeth Gilbert. Self indulgent perhaps but I enjoyed this very much none-the-less. 4 stars!4 stars!4 stars!4 stars!
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Nineteen Minutes - Jodi Picoult 3 stars!3 stars!3 stars!
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A Vintage Affair - Isabel Wolff 3 stars!3 stars!3 stars!
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Everything I've Ever Done That Worked - Lesley Garner 3 stars!3 stars!3 stars!
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The Mitfords: Letters Between Six Sisters - Charlotte Mosley 5 stars!5 stars!5 stars!5 stars!5 stars!
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The Road - Cormac McCarthy. I read this over a weekend. Couldn't stop! Found it very moving. 4 stars!4 stars!4 stars!4 stars!
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Rabbit, Run - John Updike I'm a little undecided... maybe 3.5 stars? 4 stars!4 stars!4 stars!4 stars!
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The Miracle at Speedy Motors - Alexander McCall Smith 4 stars!4 stars!4 stars!4 stars!
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The Tenth Circle - Jodi Picoult 3 stars!3 stars!3 stars!
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The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown. (I wanted to judge for myself) What a stinker: Trying to finish it was torture but I hate not finishing a book once I've started. So glad it's over and out of the way! 1 stars!
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JPod - Douglas Coupland 4 stars!4 stars!4 stars!4 stars!
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The Savage Detectives - Roberto Bolano Some of it was like wading through treacle. 3 stars!3 stars!3 stars!
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Remember Me? - Sophie Kinsella 3 stars!3 stars!3 stars!
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Rumours: A Luxe Novel - Anna Godbersen 3 stars!3 stars!3 stars!
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows 5 stars!5 stars!5 stars!5 stars!5 stars!