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2020 in Books

What a year this has been. I started off strong, far ahead of my usual "book a week" target, but then fell behind as lockdown and work-from-home took away my usual reading spots, riding the bus to/from work and inside coffee shops; and in general, other hobbies like gaming and spending time with various Twitch… Continue reading 2020 in Books

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The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley has been on my to-read list for a long time. After finding the book in my library, I immediately put it on hold, but for some reason, probably related to COVID, it took a long while for it to be available. Once I finally had it, I was very… Continue reading The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

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Peril At End House by Agatha Christie

There are several reasons Agatha Christie's Peril At End House will always be memorable for me. Firstly, I listened to the audiobook version of it, the first hour-and-a-half of which was on my first 8-mile run of the year, which was very exciting. And that meant I had quite some time with the book without… Continue reading Peril At End House by Agatha Christie

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The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver

Before the current situation sprang up, I had an actual flight to New Jersey in February (only a month ago. Feels much longer and distant). To get ready for it, I got a few books that I imagined would hold my interest through the boredom of sitting still for hours. One of which was The Bone… Continue reading The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver

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Books for International Women’s Day

It’s a scientific fact: Women Rock! Rachel Ignotofsky (author of Women in Science) Happy International Women's Day! I was thinking about what to write a post about today, and then I saw this amazing post on And On She Reads on books that help challenge the misogyny this International Women’s Day. And I thought this… Continue reading Books for International Women’s Day

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February Wrap up

Books Finished: 6, making it a total of 10 out of 52 for 2020  Books Still In Progress: 2 Book Most Loved: The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum. As amazing as The Bone Collector was, there was something about The Poisoner's Handbook that has made it one of my favourites of all time. I think the main reason is… Continue reading February Wrap up