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Sundays in Bed With…#8

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Ginger > This morning I have been tackling the book Blue Monday by Nicci French.

I say tackling because from page 1 the book hasn’t been as exciting and drama filled as other French books I have read previously.

The blurb tells a great plot but the book is really not living up to its name.

Blurb: Five-year-old Matthew Faraday is abducted. His face is splashed across newspaper front pages. His parents and the police are desperate. Can anyone help find the little boy before it is too late? Psychotherapist Frieda klein just might know something. One of her patients describes dreams of seizing a boy who is the spitting image of Matthew. Convinced at first the police will dismiss her fears out of hand, Freida reluctantly finds herself drawn into the heart of the case. A previous abduction, from twenty years ago, suggests a new lead – one that only Frieda, an expert on the minds of disturbed individuals can uncover. Struggling to make sense of this terrifying investigation, Frieda will face her darkest fears in the hunt for a clever and brutal killer…

Specs > This morning Specs has been reading a novella called Plugged in by Steven Atwood

This ebook is approx 80 (kindle) pages long and is available on Amazon for free!

Description from Amazon:  The excitement of being a mercenary turns into more than newly retired US Special Forces operative David Jackson expected. An old friend called him about a great opportunity to get back into the fray for a lot of money. He immediately “enlisted” in Peter Gaun’s mercenary group to train and equip the new European Union Army. They soon discover that the EU plans to use bio-implants to enhance their Soldier’s abilities. As condition of employment, David agrees to have the implant installed in his neck. During the operation, he notices that chip is doing more to him than simply increasing his reflexes and sharpening his aim. What is the real purpose of the implants? Once he learns the truth, can he save himself and his friends?

Today was a double Sunday in bed with. Look out for our reviews of these books sometime this week!

Specs & Ginger x

P.S you may have noticed there was no stacking the shelves post this week – sorry about this but things will be back to normal with this meme next week 🙂

 
 

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The Burning of Isobel Key

The Burning of Isobel Key by Jen McConnel

Date Finished: 22/11/12

Pages: 288

I received this ebook for review by the author which was a great coincidence in itself. Just mere hours before I received this review request, I had came across Jen’s twitter page and thought this book sounded like a great read!

Feeling unwell this morning and told to take it easy and get lots of bed rest (which is not easy for me), I decided to start reading The Burning of Isobel Key.

At the start we are introduced to Lou who after walking out on her job, then ventures to Edinburgh with her roommate.

Whilst there Lou learns about the burnings of witches in the 17th century and unfolds a trail of discoveries not only about these events but also about herself and her family.

I loved how this ebook skipped back and forth from Lou and Isobel Key (of 17th century). I found myself lost within the plot and I just couldn’t stop reading chapter after chapter!

This is Jen McConnel’s first book and what a beauty it is. Can’t wait to read more by Jen in the future…

 

 

 

 

 

Ginger x

 

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Posted by on November 22, 2012 in Book Reviews, Books, Books, fiction, Uncategorized

 

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The Dating Game

The Dating Game by Susan Buchanan

Date Finished: 21/11/12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This ebook follows Gill, a recruitment consultant, who after being single for a while signs up to a dating agency (we all know a Gill).

The plot follows Gill through her unforgettable dates and her relationships with her three best friends. As you read along, you can’t help but grow a liking for Gill’s character.

Susan Buchanan’s style of writing is perfect for a good chicklit. I often find the typical chicklits quite mediocre in the sense that they are usually similar in plot and style. However the dating game is not like this.

Well written and full of drama, this is certainly not your average chick lit…

 

 

 

Also check out our 5 star review of Susan Buchanan’s first novel – Sign of the Times!

http://www.susancbuchanan.blogspot.co.uk

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Ginger x

 

 

 

 

 
 

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A house in the clouds

A house in the clouds: A short story by R.M.Duchene

 

 

 

 

 

Date Finished: 18/11/12

Pages: 21

Currently free on Amazon UK

I heard about this ebook on goodreads, and it looked like it could do with some reviews. With it being really short I thought I would give it a go whilst cooking sunday dinner 🙂

It took me less than 15 mins to read, if that.

Full of love, loss and decisions from start to finish, I enjoyed this fast read.

The ending could be improved slightly so that it is made a bit more thought provoking/meaningful because to be honest I did infact giggle at the end.

However I did think the ending was a good concept, I just think it could have been described better.

Overall I give this coffee break ebook…

 

 

 

Ginger x

 
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Posted by on November 19, 2012 in Book Reviews, Books, fiction, Uncategorized

 

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Other Systems

ImageOther Systems by Elizabeth Guizzetti

 

Pages: 593 (Estimated)

Other Systems is a sci-fi book that follows Abby Lei and her amazing adventure across the stars from the boring everyday life all the way to Kipos a planet similar to Earth.

Abby travels with her brother, sister and her friend across the stars but as soon as their journey starts the males and females are separated, Abby hopes that she will see her brother again, unfortunately this is not the case. Things go from bad to worse for abby as her younger sister is snatched.

The story is filled with intense emotion, which Elizabeth did amazingly. The story flows from one action to the next and is filled with enough sci-fi action to satisfy my massive nerdy side ! The only two gripes I had with this book was the beginning and the end. I felt that there was too much fluff at the beginning of the book and not enough at the end. 

I award this book a well earned 4 stars

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Posted by on November 18, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Sundays in Bed With…#7

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This morning as well as still reading The Dating Game by Susan Buchanan, I have started reading a book I got yesterday at Skoob.

 

I have read so many books by the duo Nicci French and when I discovered this newly paperback by them in Skoob, I thought I must have it to add to my collection! Im only 30 pages in so far but already it is addictive.

Looks like its going to be another great read by the duo but lets wait and see 🙂

Ginger x

 

 
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Posted by on November 18, 2012 in Book Reviews, Books, Books, fiction

 

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Skoob!

So, me and Specs had the delight to visit Skoob yesterday.

Skoob is a secondhand bookshop in London with a wide selection of books especially vintage penguin classics!

We heard the good reviews about Skoob a while back and have been meaning to visit ever since. However with it been three trains away from us we hadn’t had the time up until now.

They have everything from new releases to vintage classics, from plays to children’s literature.

Most books are marked for sale at half the original retail price but there are a few exceptions.

Specs and I came away with just three books on our first visit yesterday, there was just so many books we wanted but we were good and limited ourselves (plus we have no room left on our bookshelves).

The staff were very friendly and helpful and the bookshop is so quiet you could browse without disturbance.

If you would like to go there yourselves, here is the address:

66 Brunswick Sqaure, London WC1N 1AE‎

     020 7278 8760 www.skoob.com

We managed to come away with a nice red Skoob cloth bag for £2 and a free skoob bookmark too!

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Posted by on November 18, 2012 in Book Reviews, Books, Books, fiction

 

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