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My new book review rating system

So i decided I would convert to the norm and use a book review rating system. I think the word is out that quantifying a review makes it even easier for viewers to make an informed decision about whether to read a book. My rating system i know is a little corny (but come on they are… Continue reading My new book review rating system

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Book Review- The Alphabet Sisters

Monica McInerney- The Alphabet Sisters (2004) Bett is one of three daughters and as the middle child has always felt like a bit of an outsider compared to her older, thinner and talented sister Anna and her younger, prettier and self-absorbed sister Carrie. When Bett meets Matthew and they become engaged to be married, she… Continue reading Book Review- The Alphabet Sisters

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Book Review- A Taste For It

Monica McInerney- A Taste For It (2006) Maura Carmody is a headstrong, talented chef who runs a charming little restaurant and winery with her brother in Adelaide’s Lorikeet Hill. When the opportunity arises for Maura to travel to Ireland for four weeks promoting Australian wines and food, Maura takes on the challenge with a newfound… Continue reading Book Review- A Taste For It

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Book Review- A Thousand Days In Venice

Marlena de Blasi- A Thousand Days in Venice (2003) Marlena is an American chef and travelling food writer who tells her fairytale love story about falling in love with a Venetian and the city itself. When Fernando catches a glimpse of Marlena in a Venetian café he knows instantly she is The One. Marlena is… Continue reading Book Review- A Thousand Days In Venice

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Book Review- Somebody’s Crying

Maureen McCarthy- Somebodys Crying (2008) The backdrop for the story is essentially a murder mystery but what unravels is a complex intertwining of three distinctive characters. Tom an amateur photographer, his former best friend Jonty newly released from lock up and now working as a cook and Alice the young woman who searches for an… Continue reading Book Review- Somebody’s Crying