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Xenocide by Orson Scott Card

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29 April 2014

Another week, another chapter in the Ender saga. This one carried on where the second one left off, merely thirty years later. Ender and friends have established a community where humans, piggies and buggers are living in relative harmony. Unfortunately, due to events at the end of the previous book, the Congress, who rule the… Read More ›

Death Comes As The End by Agatha Christie

  I am a big Agatha Christie fan, as regular readers of the blog will know, and this week I read a slightly different offering from her. Still a detective story – I haven’t ever come across the mythical dark romances – but set in Ancient Egypt. Very exciting. Agatha Christie’s husband was an archaeologist… Read More ›

Speaker For The Dead – Orson Scott Card

After my very enjoyable read of Ender’s Game, I have now read the sequel, Speaker For The Dead. You may recall that after I finished Ender’s Game, I struggled to see where the story could go from there. It ended with a short synopsis of Ender’s life after the war, finding a final representative of… Read More ›

The Top Ten Most Original Books I’ve Ever Read

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday from The Broke and The Bookish is the top ten most unique books you’ve ever read. Unfortunately I misread it and have listed my most original books. Oh well! The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami The first time I read this book I thought I’d dropped into another universe. It… Read More ›

My Top Ten Literary Characters

I have to confess that I haven’t read anything new since last week. I have started the sequel to Ender’s Game, but with one thing and another I haven’t had a chance to finish it. As such, I thought I would take this opportunity to give you a top ten of my favourite literary characters…. Read More ›

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Last week, I read Ender’s Game. This was mainly because it was recommended over on The Broke and The Bookish. I had never heard of it until the Harrison Ford film came out and to be honest it didn’t really look that inspiring. However, the enthusiasm on the blog was infectious, plus the cost was… Read More ›

The Luminaries – DONE!

After three months, I have finally finished The Luminaries. I am totally giving myself a round of applause. I don’t honestly know why it took me so long. I am a very quick reader. Possibly it was because it is so big. I couldn’t take it on trains with me so every time I had… Read More ›

Half Bad by Sally Green

I’ve finished The Luminaries!!! Hurray for myself. Unfortunately, you aren’t going to hear about it for another week. After I finished on Thursday, I sort of went on a reading binge that led to me reading four books this weekend. Three were books my mum lent me a while ago but the other was one that… Read More ›

Charles Dickens

Classics Club – March Meme

The meme question from The Classics Club for this month asks what your favourite literary period is? I long to say Modernism. I really do. Modernism is a fantastically innovative period and includes some of the best writers ever, including my personal favourite Virginia Woolf. However, I have to confess that the true answer is… Read More ›

In Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford

In Pursuit Of Love

I have officially finished my third Classics Club book!!! Hurray!!! Technically, this wasn’t an original list member. However, I encountered a second hand two volume set of this and Love in a Cold Climate, which is on the list, so I decided to have a living list. This will not only guarantee that this challenge never… Read More ›