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On My Wish List

As book lovers we often find that our eyes are too big for our bookshelves! So once a month we join the ladies at Book Chick City and take part in their meme ON MY WISH LIST, where we post about some of  the books we are keen to get our hands on.  Whether they be old books, newly released or  those yet to be published.

Title: The Forbidden Game Bind-up: The Hunter; The Chase; The Kill

Author: L. J. Smith

To lose the game is to lose your life in bestselling author L.J. Smith’s THE FORBIDDEN GAME.
To capture the love of Jenny Thorton, Julian–a visitor from a dark world–draws Jenny and her friends into forbidden games; the contest for a human soul. The prize is Jenny’s freedom. The stakes are all of their lives. Jenny’s friends are determined to help her win. But Julian is the master of the Game. Jenny’s most desperate fight will be with him, this eerily handsome boy with electric blue eyes. He knows her deepest secrets, her darkest fears. He has almost infinite power. And the only thing he wants is for Jenny to surrender to him–body and soul.

Before we had Vampires that sparkle and  boy wizards there was Point Horror. These three titles by L.J Smith were my absolute favourites in an extensive collection. However, between  parental house moves, university and my own marriage the books I’d safely squirrelled away have gone AWOL.

I Loved these books as a teenager, to the point of obsession and I fell head over heels for the character of Julian.I would love to read them again and see if the stories still have the power to grip me.

I love you Edward, Patch, Peeta, Cole and Elder but Julian was my first book boyfriend and as such will always hold a treasured place in my heart and hopefully very soon a space on my bookcase.

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On My Wish List

As book lovers we often find that our eyes are too big for our bookshelves! So once a month we join the ladies at Book Chick City and take part in their meme ON MY WISH LIST where we post about some of the books we are keen to get our hands on whether they be old books, newly released or those yet to be published.

Reviewer: Jane

Harvesting The Heart  by Jodi Picoult

A young woman who was abandoned by her mother when she was 5, left her father behind in Chicago to pursure art school. She marries an ambitious doctor and soon becomes a mother herself. She cannot forget her mother’s absence and the shameful memories of her past, which make her doubt herself. Out of Paige’s struggle to find wholeness, Jodi crafts an absorbing novel that explores issues and emotions we can all relate to.

Having read a couple of Jodi Picoult’s books over the last year I found I enjoyed her contemporary style as well as the way she writes about human emotions.  The topic of the novel sounds very controversial – a young woman was abandoned by her own mother as a baby and now she has a child of her own she doubts her own maternal ability and can’t help but think that maybe her own baby would be better off without her.  As a mother myself this may well prove difficult but interesting reading….

Twitchhiker – How One Man Travelled The World by Paul Smith

Bored in the bread aisle of the supermarket one day, the author wondered how far he could get around the world in 30 days through the goodwill of users of social networking site Twitter.
Having read Helen’s review of this one, I found myself intrigued by the topic and therefore wanting to read the story myself and update my own lack of knowledge about this new way to communicate with the world!

Having read Helen’s review of this one, I found myself intrigued by the topic and therefore wanting to read the story myself and update my own lack of knowledge about this new way to communicate with the world!
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On My Wish List

As book lovers we often find that our eyes are too big for our bookshelves! So once a month we join the ladies at Book Chick City and take part in their meme ON MY WISH LIST where we post about some of the books we are keen to get our hands on whether they be old books, newly released or those yet to be published.

Title: The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1

Author: Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn and Robert Kirkman

Introducing the first eight volumes of this fan-favorite series collected into one massive paperback collection!

Reviewer: Karen

I have to admit that I first knew about ‘The Walking Dead’ when the tv series was being promoted. I thought that it looked like something both my husband and I would happily watch together and I wanted to see Andrew Lincoln doing his impression of a yank!
I was then surprisingly impressed that this was not just another horror franchise that only focuses upon making you jump in your seat and over egging gory, gruesome deaths – usually involving nubile teens in a state of undress. The walking dead instead adds a much more ‘human’ element to the genre. A scene I remember very vividly is when Andrew Lincoln’s character looks for a female torso zombie. We met her briefly a day earlier moving slowly and with difficulty as she had just her arms to propel herself forwards. The next day when he is aware of what the world now represents he sets off to find her and we see just how far this lone, once human being, has mindlessly travelled and thanks to Andrew’s character shooting her, she finally gets to rest.
When the series ended, and I was in that first flush of panic as to how I was going to cope now it had gone, and explored all things ‘Walking Dead’, I was pleased to find out that the series was in fact based on a comic series, with it’s creator having a key role to ensure that the tv series remains true to the comics.
This featured compendium comprises of the comics 1-48. Reading other reviewers obvious enjoyment of the comics, most of them also not usually into comics, and the comparisons that they make with the series, reassures me that this massive tome of a comic will keep me entertained for quite awhile. Even if I do have to wait for my Birthday (mid October) before I can start reading it!

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On My Wish List

As book lovers we often find that our eyes are too big for our bookshelves! Caroline’s Amazon wish list alone contains over 300 books. So once a month we join the ladies at Book Chick City and take part in their meme ON MY WISH LIST where we post about some of the books we are keen to get our hands on whether they be old books, newly released or those yet to be published.

The Double Comfort Safari Club: A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (11) (The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency)

Title: The Double Comfort Safari Club


Author: Alexander McCall Smith
When the two ladies of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency arrive at the Okavango Delta, their eyes are opened, as if for the first time, to the natural beauty of their homeland. With teeming wildlife, endless grasslands, and sparkling rivulets of water running in every direction, it is breathtaking.
But they can’t help being drawn into a world filled with other wildlife: rival safari operators, discontented guides, grumpy hippopotamuses. On top of that, the date has still not been set for Mma Makutsi and Phuti Radiphuti’s wedding, and it’s safe to say that Mma Makutsi is beginning to grow a bit impatient. And to top it all off, the impossible has happened: one of Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni’s apprentices has gotten married…Of course none of this defeats the indomitable Precious Ramotswe. Good sense, kindness, and copious quantities of red bush tea carry the day. As they always do.

I am a little behind on my reading of this, The No1 Detective Agency, series!  Mma Ramotswe is a fantastic character and I so enjoy the wit and wisdom with which these books are written.  The setting in Botswana is beautifully portrayed and you can tell that McCall Smith has not only extensive knowledge of the place, but also a real love for it.  I am excited about having the chance to read this, not least because then I can move onto the next one,The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party, in which I am hoping that Mma Makutsi will finally get married!

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