Unlucky for Some by Jill McGown

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The thirteenth in the Lloyd and Hill series, and another good one. A devilishly complicated plot where I was convinced I knew exactly who the murderer was at all times, I just had a different suspect every ten pages. I don’t think McGown’s published the next book in the series yet, but I’ll be watching out for the hardback.


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Purchased on 14th October 2006.

The Typhoon Lover by Sujata Massey

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Fun. This series hasn’t gone at all like I thought it would when I started reading it. But I like where it’s going. This is more of a spy novel than a straight mystery. Very odd. And very enjoyable.


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Purchased on 14th October 2006.

The Night Watch by Sarah Waters

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This is the first of Sarah Waters’ books that I’ve read, though I enjoyed watching Fingersmith on TV. I think I was expecting more twists than I got.

This book is set during the second world war, starting off with a section set after the war in 1947, and moving back to 1944 and finally 1941. I thought the writing and the characters were great and liked finding out little details as the story retreated. But I think I was expecting a stronger sense of plot in the end.


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Borrowed.

miranda at 150 words

an insight into the life of a 20 month old, as revealed by her 150 word vocabulary:

aeroplane, apple, baaa, baby, bag, ball, balloon, banana, bang, bath, beach, beans, bear, bed, bedtime, bee, beebies (for cbeebies), bird, blue, boat, bob (for bob the builder), boing, boo, book, boots, bounce, box, bread, bruise, bubbles, bum, bus, butterfly, bye-bye, bzzzz, cake, car, cat, chair, change, cheese, chicken, chocolate, circle, clock, coat, cold, cup, daddy, dark, dazzles (for razzledazzle), dig, dirty, dog, doing, down, eyes, fall down, fish, flowers, football, goal, gone, got, gran, grandad, green, hands, hat, hen, horsey, hot, house, hurray, juice, kick, knee, light, milk, mommy, monkey, moo, moon, more, mouth, mucky, mushroom, naughty, ni-night, no, nose, nursery, one, orange, outside, paper, peas, pencil, pennies, peppa, plate, poo, pop, postman pat, potty, purple, quack quack, raining, ready, red, road, sam (for firemen in general not just fireman sam), sauce, sausage, seaside, shoes, shower, sky, sleep, slide, socks, soon, sore, square, stairs, star, sun, sweet, tea, teatime, tea towel, teddy, teeth, tights, toast, tomato, towel, train, tree, tumble (for mr. tumble), two, up, wash, water, weeble, wood, yellow, yes, yoghurt, zan

i’ve been trying to write them all down for a few days. no doubt there are some i’ve missed. there are plenty more things she says when she repeats them after us, or snatches of songs that she sings (“round and round all day long!”), but these are all words she comes up with by herself without prompting.