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Thoughts: Gifts of the Crow, by John Marzluff and Tony Angell

Another top notch non-fiction recommendation by the kind soul who recommended Your Inner Fish, Why The West Rules – For Now, and The Mismeasure of Man, and she continues to hit it out of the park, as the Yanks would … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Solar Bones, by Mike McCormack

As 2017 started, I decided that I clearly wasn’t adding enough books to my TBR and added one more condition to the existing conditions of “one book by writers whose obituaries you come across when timewasting in the Guardian” and … Continue reading

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Thoughts: G, by John Berger

I have finally made it into the 2017 part of my TBR list! Yay! So this was kind of a weird one. All the reviews I saw on Goodreads were either very highly rated or very low rated, but my … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Postcards from the Edge, by Carrie Fisher

If you aren’t sick of me saying “Wow, this book everyone says is great turns out to be great!” then you are in luck! I always approach novels by people whose names I know from other spheres with some trepidation, … Continue reading

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Thoughts: The Plague Dogs, by Richard Adams

Yeah, I did this to myself. When Richard Adams died, I wanted to put one of his books on my list. I read Watership Down as a teen, and though it was all about nature being hard there was a … Continue reading

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Thoughts: To Sir, With Love, by E. R. Braithwaite

Yep, another book with a film based on it that I haven’t seen. I really want to see this one though. It seems to have been a little bit forgotten – I put it on the list when Braithwaite died … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Closed For Winter, by Georgia Blain

I didn’t read this one particularly quickly, but I kept going back to it, a slow immersion of a reading experience. The reviews on Goodreads are pretty divided, and I can see why – it’s not going to be everyone’s … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Tony and Susan, by Austin Wright

First things first, if you look this book up all the marketing blurbs tell you it’s a thriller. It is not. And expecting it to be a thriller does a disservice to the book. As we’re still in “books based … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt

I was vaguely aware this had been a film, but haven’t seen it, so as usual there will be no insightful comparison from me. The posters make it look gloriously romantic though. And thankfully Winnie is aged up. Because oh … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters, by Chesley B. Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow

This is the last non-fiction for a while – 2016 Sneak was really full of Based on True Story films – and it was a nice one to end on. Sullenberger is the pilot who landed that plane in the … Continue reading

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