Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Earth Bound: A Rough Guide to The World in Pictures

As a lover of both travel and photography I was drawn to this gorgeous book - filled with beautiful images from around the world. It will bring back memories of places you have been and also inspire you to go to new places!

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Tuesday, 15 December 2009

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

Wow what a read - all 600 pages almost. Don't let this book slip by you - persevere when it falls off a little a few chapters in. A young Edgar and his parents train dogs in a very special way, as Edgar is mute he communicates with humans and dogs alike. This tale is a ghost story, a love story and a journey, mostly a journey of discovery in every sense of the word. Thoroughly enjoyable and will move you to the odd tear. A beautiful first novel by this author and can only hope for more magic.

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Monday, 7 December 2009

100 Best Books of the decade

As we are approaching the close of not only another year but the end of a whole decade it is a great opportunity for people to look back and reflect upon what has been. And in this spirit The Times newspaper recently compiled a list of the 100 best books of the decade - and it contained some surprises. Amongst this list is sure to be some books you loved, some you hated and some you have never even heard of!

Some of my favourite books to appear in the list include Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer (number 32) , The Accidental by Ali Smith (number 29), The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen (number 19), Atonement by Ian McEwan (number 9) and Life of Pi by Yann Martel (number 7).

To view the full list click here