This is the third book in the Parasitology series. I read them out of order and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I know, you’re supposed to read all the books in a series in order, but it’s something I rarely do. And I certainly didn’t with this series. I read them ...

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This is a book I bought during my American trip in 2019. We were staying with my Travelling Companion’s cousin close to Harpers Ferry, not Harper Valley. Harpers Ferry had a federal armoury. In October 1859, John Brown lead some people to capture the armoury, it was supposed to be ...

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I bought this recently in my endeavour to own all the versions of The Carpet People Pratchett has ever written. The Carpet People was first published in 1971, it was Sir Terry Pratchett’s first ever book. The basis of the book had already been written in short story form and ...

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Letter to the subject Dear Sandra, You’ve lead an absolutely amazing life. It started off so poorly, with parents who could never even try to understand the person you might end up being, nor even the person you were to the end. I’m in awe of someone who can go ...

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Letter to the author Dear Mira, I understand I should start a letter with some polite nothings but I’ve just finished this book and all I want to do is scream. How dare you write good characters, sucker me in to liking them and then leave them hanging at the ...

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I love anthologies. Generally, it’s because I get to read stories by lots of different authors. This book is full of stories by Nikolai Gogol, a celebrated Russian author who had a huge influence on Russian, and also world literature. He died at the young age of 42 having only ...

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I found myself conflicted by this book. It was written by Patrick White who has received a number of awards for his writing including being named Australian of the Year in 1973. When he was awarded a Nobel Prize in Literature also in 1973 he sent someone else to collect ...

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There is always a story. There are two stories I have with this book before I head into talking about the actual book. I did a very small favour for a friend. It was such a small favour and cost me nothing. Annie heads a blog about books, check it ...

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This is one of those ‘hold the front page’ books. It was sent to me by Bionic Book Subscription as part of my three month free subscription from them. When I unboxed it on video I looked and sounded doubtful that I would enjoy this book. I want to say, ...

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I do not know why I picked up a book about the Rats of Tobruk during a pandemic. Especially as I finished it today in the knowledge that we’d be going into a much stricter lockdown than before. Why am I reading books about war at a time such as ...

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This book has been on my TBR Pile since 2009. I can date it pretty precisely because it comes from my Step-Dad’s library and that’s when he died. I have a number of books from his shelves and a lot of great memories. This book is in the memoir category ...

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