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Top 10 of the greatest books to read before you die – and they are free…

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Mar 022014
 
Top 10 of the greatest books to read before you die – and they are free…

I’ve got my librarian’s hat on for this post. To celebrate the publication of my A Simpler Guide to Finding Free eBooks, I decided at 1 in the morning to write a post about the top 10 books to read before you die that are available for free. Little did I know it would take […]

Book Review – A Crack in the line by Michael Lawrence

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Apr 202012
 

I have decided to repost some of my old blog posts from the distant past when I was working as a School Librarian. Kids do the funniest things and I really enjoyed working in a school. Posts may be edited from the original blog. So this is part of a series from my old Batty […]

The Woodcutter by Kate Danley

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Nov 072011
 
The Woodcutter by Kate Danley

I read this book while holidaying in Cypress. I finished it in two days which is a reflection of how good it is. I can spend months reading a book I’m not keen on and have been known to cheekily take a sneak peak at Wikipedia for the synopsis to bluff my way through a […]

The death of Torberta Turchin by Shannon Mawhiney

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Sep 182011
 
The death of Torberta Turchin by Shannon Mawhiney

I don’t often give five stars for a book, but I’m learning to reserve them for books that really wow me, the death of Torberta Turchin is such a book. The story I would say is aimed at the young adult market, but at the advanced age in my, ahem, early thirties, I certainly enjoyed […]

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Fantasy Book Review: Shifting Fate by Alexis Leno

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Sep 032011
 
Fantasy Book Review: Shifting Fate by Alexis Leno

  As a not-so-secret romantic, I loved Shifting Fate. Set in a world where fate is predetermined by a Goddess, a force for evil is unleashed to change the destiny of the world. The current ruling family took control by battling the former Royal Family. Who is to say if they were right or not […]

Don’t feed the Fairies by Eileen Gormley

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Jun 242011
 
Don't feed the Fairies by Eileen Gormley

My favourite book of 2011! The fairies of the title are really aliens who live off the life force of other living things. Turns out humans are the tastiest and the heroine intends to farm us. Luckily she learns the error of her ways and when she is captured along with several good looking males […]

Jun 082011
 
Realm Hunter: Pursuit of the Silver Dirk by Bob Greenwade

Bob Greenwade has created a compelling universe where we move from world to world in search of a master criminal. Bear Waters accepts a job to solve the crime of the Silver Dirk. People have been hurt but what seems strange to Bear is that they are never killed. Still, blood is drawn which leads […]

Review of Blackrayne by Nathyn Brendan Masters

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Apr 122011
 
Review of Blackrayne by Nathyn Brendan Masters

I was asked to do this review on the Amazon discussions site. I didn’t want to because I don’t think I should do a review unless I can honestly give four or five stars. I have to give this book three stars and this is why: The Good News This is well written. Some may disagree […]

The Night Watchman Express by Alison DeLuca

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Apr 102011
 
The Night Watchman Express by Alison DeLuca

I enjoyed this one! As an independent author, I am eager to help and read other indie authors. I set up a Fantasy Kindle Book Group on Kindle on Amazon discussions and also belong to the ABNA Writers Group on Facebook. Now I’ve read quite a few books over the months and I came across […]