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I had some good years writing content for carra-lucia-books.co.uk and then more funny things for theferkel.co.uk. I decided to ditch both and go all-in-one.

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Postmortem Report: Cultural Examinations from Postmodernity by Tomislav Sunic

The essays presented in this volume have been collected from a number of original sources.  Along with his other published works, Tomislav Sunic is steadily turning his attention to a wide variety of topics affecting Europe’s cultural and political heritage, including such sacred and less sacred cows, as liberalism, the artistic legacy of the ThirdContinue reading “Postmortem Report: Cultural Examinations from Postmodernity by Tomislav Sunic”

Burnout * Taryn Eason

Maybelle, an emotionally unstable eighteen-year-old girl, has been living in the shadow of her older sister’s success her entire life. While her sister just got accepted to Harvard medical school, Maybelle’s only future plans are which party she will be at the next weekend. When she gets destructive superpowers meant for her sister, her lifeContinue reading “Burnout * Taryn Eason”

Zone One * Colson Whitehead

In this wry take on the post-apocalyptic horror novel, a pandemic has devastated the planet. The plague has sorted humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. Now the plague is receding, and Americans are busy rebuild­ing civilization under orders from the provisional govern­ment based in Buffalo. TheirContinue reading “Zone One * Colson Whitehead”

Dumped, Actually by Nick Spalding

When Ollie Sweet is very publicly dumped by ‘The One’, his seemingly perfect world dissolves into misery, self-pity, and a bizarre rooftop meeting with a suicidal man in flip-flops. While most would seek out the support of loved ones at such a torrid time, natural-born journalist Ollie asks the subscribers of his website: how did they getContinue reading “Dumped, Actually by Nick Spalding”

Laura Joh Rowland – Sano Ichiro Samurai Detective 01 – Shinju

Yoriki Sano Ichiro, Edo’s newest senior police commander, made his way slowly on horseback across Nihonbashi Bridge. Early on this sunny, clear winter morning, throngs of people streamed around him: porters carrying baskets of vegetables to and from market; water vendors with buckets suspended from poles on their shoulders; shoppers and tradesmen bent low under theContinue reading “Laura Joh Rowland – Sano Ichiro Samurai Detective 01 – Shinju”

Lace and Lies * Nancy Warren

Cardinal Woolsey’s Yarn Shop has been chosen to appear on TV which is great publicity – until a murder stops the cameras… Celebrity knitting designer Teddy Lamont is coming to Cardinal Woolsey’s knitting and yarn shop in Oxford to run a special class that will be televised. Lucy Swift can’t wait to host the popular, flamboyantContinue reading “Lace and Lies * Nancy Warren”

Heather Graham – The Unseen

1800s. San Antonio, Texas: In room 207 at the Longhorn Saloon, in the long shadow of the Alamo itself, a woman renowned for her beauty was brutally murdered. Her killer was never found. One year ago: In that same historic room, another woman vanished without a trace. Her blood was everywhere… but her body wasContinue reading “Heather Graham – The Unseen”

David Baldacci (introduction), Laurie H. Armstrong, Sandra Brow – No Rest for the Dead (Unabridged)

By Jeffrey Deaver, David Baldacci, Alexander McCall Smith, Kathy Reichs, Peter James, Tess Gerritsen and Jeff Lindsay Mysteries are the guilty cheats of the book world. When Christopher Thomas, a curator at San Francisco’s Museum of Fine Arts, is murdered and his decaying body is found in an iron maiden in Berlin, his wife Rosemary Thomas is the prime suspect. Long suffering underContinue reading “David Baldacci (introduction), Laurie H. Armstrong, Sandra Brow – No Rest for the Dead (Unabridged)”

A coming of Age by Timothy Zahn

In a post-earth world, children are endowed with telekinesis, a power they lose once they hit puberty. Since kids have all the power, great strides are taken to keep them in check, and evil “Oliver Twist-like” people are out to take advantage of their abilities.

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