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Month: May 2011

List, Top Ten

Top Ten Beach Reads

This week’s Top Ten (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) is featuring our best beach reads. The main problem for me this week is that I read everything down the beach. I live literally two minutes walk away and in winter, I can just…

Science Fiction

The Final Evolution

The Final Evolution is the fifth book in the Avery Cates sci-fi series by Jeff Somers. I will disclose the fact that I haven’t read the first four books and therefore my review is not from the point of view of someone following the series….


Introducing the CKTB Forum

Curiosity Killed The Bookworm now has its very own forum! Not all the exciting at the moment but it’s an experimental idea to make the blog a bit more interactive. More Info Take me to the forum now! In other news, I now own…


The List

My list is a bit of a hodge-podge and by no means full of classics or literary greats, though there are some included. My participation in the challenge is a vain attempt to get through some of those books I feel I’ve had for far…

Classics, Translation

The Slaughteryard

I have learned something this morning. That’s good going for 10:30 on a Saturday morning and it’s all thanks to The Slaughteryard by Esteban Echeverria, or more accurately, The Friday Project’s book that includes this Argentinian classic. El Matadero is reputed to be one of…


The Radleys

“We’re middle-class and we’re British. Repression is in our veins.” The Radleys live in a village in Yorkshire. They are your typical middle class family, Peter is a doctor, Helen paints inoffensive watercolours, they have a son and a daughter, Rowan and Clara. Rowan feels…


Book Blogger Hop

In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word! This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with…


Back in the Swapping Saddle

So… my book buying ban hasn’t gone so well. At first I managed to avoid spending money on books but made up for it by getting review copies, going to the library and mooching. I also allowed myself any pre-ordered books and generally the book…