Monthly Archives: April 2014

LIST: Books to read

I’ve recently finished Thumped, sequel to Bumped, by Megan McCafferty, The Pendragon Legend, by Antal Szerb (thanks to Chris at calmgrove for that recommendation!), and Jasper Fforde’s third in the Last Dragonslayer series, The Eye of Zoltar, all of which … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Christie Malry’s Own Double-Entry – B. S. Johnson

Picador 2013, originally published by Collins 1973 The title of this novel may seem a bit rude, but it refers to a method of accountancy invented by an Italian monk in the late fifteenth century (apparently). Christie Malry, being a … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Perfiditas – Alison Morton

Self-published/SilverWood Books 2013 Inevitably, a review of this book will contain spoilers for the first title in the series, Inceptio, so if you haven’t read it and don’t like spoilers, look away now… Perfiditas is set seven years after Inceptio … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Bumped – Megan McCafferty

(Corgi 2011) I’d been meaning to read Bumped for ages, having previously read and enjoyed McCafferty’s excellent Jessica Darling series, to which I was introduced by my sister back when Sloppy Firsts was first out in 2001. Bumped is quite … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Inceptio – Alison Morton

(self-published/SilverWood Books 2013) The premise for this book, the first in a series set in Roma Nova, is that Rome never really died out, but colonisers left the city during the downfall of the Roman Empire to found a new … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell

(Macmillan 2014) I picked this up in Foyles in Stratford a few weeks ago, having vaguely remembered that Jenny at Reading the End had enjoyed Eleanor and Park, also by this author: I read a bit in the middle, and … Continue reading

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