Meet Me at Wisteria Cottage by Teresa F. Morgan.

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Guest book review by Lucy Bunston.

For today’s guest book review, we have opted for a question and answer format.  It seems there’s more to this book than its whimsical cover would have you believe! Continue reading Meet Me at Wisteria Cottage by Teresa F. Morgan.

Book Reviews Coming Soon

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Hello folks – here’s what’s coming soon on Book Blog by Cari!  We have Jon Ronson’s bestseller, The Psychopath Test, which is a non-fiction romp through the “madness industry”.  There’s also A Little Less Than Love by Carys Smith – a book about complex relationships.  And finally, there’s A Whole New World by Liz Braswell – the first in a series of books telling darker versions of the well-known Disney films, starting with Aladdin!  Stay tuned!

Modern Books I’d Read Again

Sometimes, you enjoy a book so much, you would happily read it again – here are 3 books I would definitely read again!  There’s the Twilight series – the epic tale of love and “vegetarian” vampires, inclusive of action and drama, and an engrossing love triangle.  There’s The Zahir by the Paulo Coelho (author of The Alchemist) which will have you deeply reflecting on aspects of your own life.  And I really enjoyed The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – a tale told from the unique perspective of a lad with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Do you have books you would read again?  If so, give it a mention in the comments!

Book App/Site of the Fortnight – Dead Good

Are you a fan of killer crime and drama?  Look no further than DeadGood!  Signing up to DeadGood’s newsletter is a great way to keep informed of the best of the latest crime and thrillers out.  With all their bestsellers, and great-deal offers, there’s plenty to discover for crime and thriller fans!  I discovered DeadGood on Facebook, but in addition to their own site, you can also follow them on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

Primates of Park Avenue By Wednesday Martin

Book review by Cari Mayhew.  Rating 4/10

Part biography, part anthropological commentary, in her book Martin describes her life in the most wealthy and affluent part of New York – Upper East Side Manhattan.  Although she grew up in Manhattan herself, Martin finds herself thrust into a new way of life and with a new series of woes. Continue reading Primates of Park Avenue By Wednesday Martin

The Naked Future – by Patrick Tucker

Book Review by Cari Mayhew.  Rating 7.5/10

This is a book about how the digital footprint we leave behind us can be used to make predictions about our future in all aspects of our lives.  But are we seeing the coming to being of a dystopian science fiction, or are we tapping into a new superpower? Continue reading The Naked Future – by Patrick Tucker

Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Rubber.

Book Review by Cari Mayhew.  Rating 5/10

This book was not at all what I was expecting!

From the title of the book I expected this book to be about economics, but perhaps concentrating on consumer behaviour.  But there is no mention of prominent economic topics such as GDP, market conditions, inflation, unemployment or even the production of goods and services in general. Continue reading Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Rubber.