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Driftwood Tides

Summary: Libby Slater is about to marry Rob, a lawyer, in two months. Although her mother Caroline dislikes him, she is trying to plan and micro-manage every detail of the wedding. One day, Libby discovers by accident that the not-so-affectionate Caroline is not her birth mother. Libby confronts her and sets out to find her […]

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The Other Girl

I’ve never read any of Pam Jenoff’s books before. So ‘The Other Girl’ came as a pleasant surprise. It is about an incident in Maria’s life. She is a young, newly pregnant woman living in rural Poland during WWII. She is estranged from her parents and is living with her in-laws after her husband is […]

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Vampire Watchmen

Samantha Carter, who lives in London, goes back in time to the London of 1665 to fight vampires with her friends from another time travel experience. This is a one-sentence summary of the book Vampire Watchmen. This is the second in a series of books that tell us about the time travels of Samantha and […]

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Ted Saves the World

Summary: Ted, a shy teenager, sits at a diner where his girlfriend Natalie has just dumped him. Enter dark souls, in the guise of goons, bent on killing people. Ted stops them using the superpowers he suddenly discovers that he has. Erica, who was Ted’s neighbour and crush, has been dead for about a month. […]

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The Radical Housewife

I usually read a book on a ‘serious’ subject and one on a ‘not-so-serious’ subject at the same time. It helps balance the intense emotions and thoughts that I have from the former with the hilarity and frivolity of the latter. In the past two days, though, I read just ‘The Radical Housewife’ by Shannon […]

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Rosamunde Pilcher

Life is sweet. Beyond the pain, life continues to be sweet. The basics are still there. Beauty, food, and friendship, reservoirs of love and understanding. Later, possibly not yet, you are going to need others who will encourage you to make new beginnings. Welcome them. They will help you move on, to cherish happy memories […]

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You know you love a book when…

You know you love a book when you: read it so many times that you know each sentence as though you wrote it. feel all the same emotions even when you read it the ‘n’th time. stop after each line, re-read it and think about it for hours hence. want to stop and make notes […]

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Travels with My Briefcase

“Travel for the sake of travel is the ultimate extravagance; it ruins the environment, destroys our heritage and consumes valuable resources.Most travel writing is the ultimate prostitution. I’ll go anywhere, I’ll go with anyone, I’ll do anything, so long as I get paid for it. There is no purpose, no objective.” The opening lines of […]

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Wizard of the Crow

The first few pages of Wizard of the Crow made me impatient because the author, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, went on and on describing the rule of the dictator over Aburiria, a fictional country in Africa. I wanted to stop… However, I did not want to give up so easily because I thought that the author […]

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The Secret Life of a Slummy Mummy

by Fiona Neill Long ago, I read The Secret Life of a Slummy Mummy by Fiona Neill. I did not think I would finish it. The first 100 pages (out of the total 420) were about Lucy Sweeney, housewife and mother of three, who gave up her job as a TV producer to be a […]