No 722 Threats by Amelia Gray

In Northern Ireland we have a word – thran. Thran is used to describe someone who is stubborn or awkward, a person who intentionally makes things difficult for others. As we would say here, Amelia Gray is a thran one alright.   If you are after plot, this book is not for you. Don’t get…

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Too many books?

Strategic Consumption is a great blog exploring how we consume and how we can do so in a more meaningful way. My own 746books challenge came about due to issues of time and space but also as a way to question the manner in which I was absent-mindedly purchasing book after book, more than I…

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No 724 Quietly by Owen McCafferty

In January of this year, an event was held in a community centre in East Belfast called Listening to Your Enemies. The Brighton bomber Patrick Magee was appearing in conversation with Jo Berry, who lost her father in that atrocity as part of the Forgiveness Project. Rioting broke out over several nights in protest at…

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No 728 Tampa by Alissa Nutting

7/10 of March Madness I need to start by saying that I can handle an unlikeable lead character. Hell, I love an unlikeable lead character. Keith Talent, Patrick Bateman, Mrs Danvers are all great, memorable characters. Great protagonists have no need to be likeable; they just need to be compelling. A character can have a…

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Marching Through, No 731 – 729

March Madness has taken hold, so here are the last three books I’ve read in my quest to read 10 books this month. 4 to go, fingers crossed! No 731 Camilla Lackberg The Ice Princess Returning to her hometown after the funeral of her parents, writer Erica Falck finds her childhood community fractured. Her childhood…

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