Monthly Archives: January 2015

Stiff by Mary Roach

This is a book about all the different things that can happen, and have happened, to bodies after death. It’s about organ donation, medical research, not-so-medical research, body snatching, and new ways to decompose. And it’s absolutely fascinating. Mary Roach … Continue reading

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Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith

15 year-old Austin spends most of his time hanging out with his best friend Robby and girlfriend Shann, trying to find something to do in the run-down, small town of Ealing, Iowa. Nothing really happens in Ealing. Except this one … Continue reading

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All The Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld

Jake lives alone, purposefully, on a sheep farm on a remote British island with her dog called Dog. Something, or someone, is brutally killing her sheep. She’s running from something, or someone, in her past, and doesn’t know if the … Continue reading

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10 best books of 2014

These are the 10 books that I loved the most in 2014; the ones that made me feel things, think things, and that I’m most likely to thrust into the hands of random passers by. They weren’t necessarily published in … Continue reading

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December Reads 2014

I’m going to put up my favourite books of 2014 later today, but, first, the books I read in December: The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen (Novel, Finnish in translation) (Trans. by Lola M Rogers). I really enjoyed … Continue reading

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