The Christmas Party by Carole Matthews

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When I heard that Carole Matthews had a new Christmas book out called The Christmas Party, I couldn’t wait to read it as I loved her book Calling Mrs Christmas in 2013.

The story follows the key characters who are part of a huge global corporate company at their work Christmas party. Work hard and play hard is the theme in this story and the Christmas party is the pinnacle of the year where all staff get to enjoy themselves, drink, eat and be merry.

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Round and Round by Terry Tyler

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I have read some of Terry Tyler’s previous books and enjoyed them and so I decided to read Round and Round also.

We follow Sophie, who in her past had to choose between 4 men of who to spend her future with. Chris is her boyfriend, a bit of a sponger and a bit boring. Sebastian is a rich painter who sounds cute but there is always something about him that warns danger, stay away. Neil at the theatre sounded lovely and Kieran Greenleaf is a musician, but seemed to boast too much and is a bit lazy. Who should she pick? Read the rest of this entry

December Book Bag Bundles

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Welcome to the last Book Bag Bundles of 2014! It has been a packed year for me personally and also on the book front. And still there is a lot happening since the last edition of Book Bag Bundles. Highlights for me are below as well as my top 5 books of the year –  Read the rest of this entry

The Belgariad – Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings

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My husband introduced this book to me as David Eddings was the author that inspired him to read more. Intrigued I decided to give the book a go. The Belgariad – Pawn of Prophecy is an old book, published 1983 and is the first of a 5 book series. This book is the set up for an epic adventure!

The prologue is powerful which sets the atmosphere, mystery and anticipation of an adventure from the start. Read the rest of this entry

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

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Whilst I think Photo - Doctor Sleep by Stephen KingStephen King is one of the greatest horror writers of the time, I don’t tend to read his books. I have read a few of the classics in the past but I find he uses a lot of description to set the atmosphere and scene which I didn’t like. But Doctor Sleep caught my eye in a bookshop and I thought I would give Stephen another try.

Doctor Sleep tells the tale of Danny whose traumatic childhood has affected his adult life. He is a reckless alcoholic without a purpose in life but when he arrives in a small town he meets good people and starts to change his life.

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Halloween Book Bag Bundles

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It is time for the build up to Halloween or Oiche Samhain in Irish and as I really like this time of year and Halloween I thought a special Halloween Book Bag Bundles would be good. Read the rest of this entry

October Book Bag Bundles

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Welcome to the October edition of Book Bag Bundles. October is the start of the buildup to Halloween and one of my favourite times of year – the leaves are changing colour, the weather has changed and autumn has arrived. A lot has happened since the last edition and the highlights that caught my eye are below. Read the rest of this entry

Cannery Road by John Steinbeck

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I was inspired to read Cannery Row by John Steinbeck when we went to Monterey as part of our honeymoon in June this year. I really liked Monterey, the aquarium was amazing and the interesting history of Cannery Row was on little notice boards along the footpath. John Steinbeck and his book were also mentioned and so I thought I would check it out. Read the rest of this entry

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

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The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch has mystery, murder and intrigue which I like in a good book. So I thought I would give this book a try. It is the first in The Gentlemen Bastards series and is definitely a book that will get you hooked and reading the books that follow. Read the rest of this entry