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Flickr Pics 21st August 2011

on August 21, 2011 by kirsty

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Flickr Pics 16th August 2011

on August 16, 2011 by kirsty

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Flickr Pics 15th August 2011

on August 15, 2011 by kirsty

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The Testament of Jessie Lamb

The Testament of Jessie Lamb by Jane Rogers

In books read on August 10, 2011

I don't quite know what to say about this book. I would probably never have come across it if it hadn't been longlisted for this year's Booker Prize. It was a quick and easy read that I enjoyed, well written, decent plot, nothing really wrong with it.

But.

In the context of the best books of the year as the Booker prize is supposed to be looking for I thought it fell short. The story is a "near future dystopia" set somewhere very like the present day where pregnancy has become fatal and the human race looks to be on the way out. I want it to stand up with books like The Handmaid's Tale, Never Let Me Go and The Children of Men but it just doesn't have the same kind of depth that I felt those books had (on the whole).

I liked it, and I'll look Jane Rogers up again, but I don't think it's as good a book as it could have been. I've no intention of reading the whole 13-strong Booker longlist but I don't think this one is a winner or even a shortlistee. But I just mine these prize lists for interesting looking books, and I was happy to read this one!

So yes, mixed feelings, but not a bad read.

This was a kindle eBook.

Miss Garnet's Angel

Miss Garnets Angel by Salley Vickers

In books read on August 8, 2011

I wanted to like this, and did like most of it. But got bogged down in the religious story sections and then started skipping them, so I probably only read 75% of the book and no doubt missed much of the depth by doing that. I may try another book by Vickers in future - I liked parts of this well enough but overall it didn't work for me.

This was a library book.

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Birthday Sampler Quilt Blocks II

Flickr Pics 8th August 2011

on August 8, 2011 by kirsty

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Flickr Pics 4th August 2011

on August 4, 2011 by kirsty

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