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    Elliot Allagash – Simon Rich

    “He just sat there, writing. Sometimes he ripped a piece of paper out of his notebook, crumpled in up and tossed it onto the floor. And once in a while he snapped his fingers before jotting something down with a flourish.”  From the minute you start reading this book you can tell that Elliot is not a normal boy. He’s introduced by Seymour telling his parents that Elliot had pushed him down the stairs, and Seymour’s parents throw this comment away by telling him that Elliot was rich. It was like wealth was Elliot’s reason for pushing someone down the stairs, or for the strange things he did. I was…

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    New Blogger…

    As I say further down my posts, this blogger is new today and I wanted to include all of the posts from my tumblr which I will be scrapping soon. The posts below are from New Year, 2011 obviously, to this week.

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    Pretties (Uglies #2) – Scott Westerfeld

    The problem I have with series reviews is that I find it difficult to give them a review without ruining the first book. So I might just have to type what I think and hope I don’t spoil too much for anyone! First of all… WOW! I love this series so far, I really hope that the library have the third in when I return this one cos I really can’t wait to read it! 😀 I love the world that’s created in this series, but at the same time I hate it. Everyone should have a choice and this second book is a lot to do with Tally thinking…

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    The Hunger Games (#1) – Suzanne Collins

    May contain slight spoilers. I’d read a lot about how awesome The Hunger Games was before I got round to reading it myself. I had however tried to keep away from knowing exactly what the book was about as I wanted the book to keep me on my toes and shock me. I’m glad I did this as I think if I’d read too much about the storyline I wouldn’t have enjoyed the book as much as I did. Katniss Everdeen is a young girl who tries to get through her day to day live by breaking the rules that have been set to ensure that anyone who lives in…

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    Fever Pitch – Nick Hornby

    I’ve just (finally) finished Fever Pitch. Its only 247 pages long and I have been reading it since last Monday. That’s a stupidly long time for a short book like that. I have trouble reading non-fiction, I’m not gunna lie. I often find it boring and just want to escape into a world that’s strange to me. However Fever Pitch is strange to me. It’s about football… I’m not a football fan. In fact I hate football; anyone who knows me will tell you that! I have a strange fondness for my home town, Darlington, but other than that I refuse to watch or listen to any thing to do…

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    Bad days result in good things

    So yesterday I was at work. A woman called about a feature I’d written for the magazine I work at. She spoke to me for a little while then went to read my feature and make sure it was ok.  An hour or so later she called back to speak to the sales rep who set up her feature. She told him that the feature was terrible and wanted the editor to completely re-write it. My editor couldn’t believe it, she picked up my feature and read it, saying that it was good, read well and was exactly what it should have been; a company profile. I hadn’t written anything negative about the company, the…

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    Uglies – Scott Westerfeld

    “The old bridge stretched massively across the water, its huge iron frame as black as the sky. It had been built so long ago that it held up its own weight, without any support from hoverstruts. A million years from now, when the rest of the city had crumbled, the bridge would probably remain like a fossilized bone. Unlike the other bridges into New Pretty Town, the old bridge couldn’t talk – or report trespassers, more importantly. But even silent, the bridge had always seemed very wise to Tally, as quietly knowing as some ancient tree.”  The first of the uglies series introduce us to Tally Youngblood, Tally is an outgoing, fun loving 15…

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    My Blogger is new…

    I started this blogger today in place of my tumblr. My posts below are previous posts from my Tumblr, I copied them over because I am going to delete my tumblr and use this site as my main blog. These posts were all written between September and New Year.

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    Preludes and Nocturnes – Neil Gaiman

    I have just finished reading the first in The Sandman series of Neil Gaiman. I loved it and was actually shocked by the fact that *spoiler alert maybe* Death was a woman in the series. Maybe I’m not as open minded as I thought because I automatically think of death as being male!  Anyway I’m not going to do a full review of the volume here. I am going to wait until I have read them all and do a long review of them all. I’m upset that I cant go out and buy them now but alas; Live is not all about books!  Anyway I hope you’re all enjoying…

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    One Day – David Nicholls

    “He hoped to be successful, to make his parents proud and to sleep with more than one woman at the same time, but how to make these all compatible? … Things should look right. Fun; there should be a lot of fun and no more sadness than absolutely necessary” After hearing good things about this book since its release I have wanted to read it. I read both The Understudy and Starter For Ten last year and I expected great things to come from One Day too. I was right, except I didn’t expect it to be even better than the previous books. I often hear great things in passing…