“The Fire Starters” is a fantastical story like none I've ever read before. The description is vivid and the characters are likeable. I'd recommend this to those looking for something a little different – it's 4 stars from me.
"A Knife for Harry Dodd" is a wonderful piece of detective fiction originally published in the 1950s. George Bellairs tells a very British story of murders in the countryside which I mostly enjoyed but a few niggles here and there knocked a couple of points off in my eyes - 3 stars.
A beautifully written love song to the piano, "The Forest of Wool and Steel" is a truly captivating story. Another piece of Japanese literature that I really enjoyed, it's 4 stars from me.
I tried to like "Play It as It Lays" and at times I did think that it was picking up, but I think I've come to the conclusion that Joan Didion is just not for me and I'll be donating my third and final book rather than struggling through another! Another 1 star review from me.
I'm giving "Slouching Towards Bethlehem" 1 star, but not because it's bad or poorly written but mostly because I just didn't understand it.
Rose and Rosie have put together an honest look at their lives and how they have become the people they are today. As YouTube stars with around 750,000 followers, these girls are entertaining and it felt like I was having a chat with two of my close friends. I'm sure their long term fans will love it even more than I did, it's 4 stars from me.
A quick glimpse into the mind of a teenager falling in love. It's cute but I feel that this is more suited to a YA audience. Good, but not something I'm going to be raving about - 3 stars!
I gave up on this book having found myself completely lost and I don't feel that I've missed out in doing so. It's 1 star for "The Dictionary of Animal Languages"