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Steve Haywood
Reader, Writer, Board Gamer, Science & History Buff
Reader, Writer, Board Gamer, Science & History Buff

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Review of 'My Antonia' by Willa Cather
'My Antonia' by Willa Cather is a story set in the early years of the 20th century in the prairie plains of Nebraska. The book is notionally the third in the author's Prairie Trilogy, but as far as I can tell the only connection is they share a theme and ge...

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US States Reading Challenge
Some of the books to read soon... I do like my reading challenges, and when I came across an article called The Most Famous Book Set in Every State (of America)  I thought this would be the basis for a really fun challenge. I'm not American, I do like the c...

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What do you look for in a good book?

Does it need to be a gripping page turner or a slow paced character study? Should it have beautiful writing, be able to relax you or perhaps help you learn new things. Let me know!

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What Do You Look For in a Book?
As any keen reader will know, far more than other mediums
such as film or TV, books are a highly personal, subjective thing. Why does
your best friend love a book, and you think it is a worthless piece of trash?
How can one of you get it so wrong? The answe...

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Top 10 Books to Read From my Kindle
While I prefer reading a physical paperback copy of a book, I do quite a bit of reading on my Kindle too, for the sheer convenience (I can read in the lunchtime sandwich queue, waiting at the bus stop and even while walking home from work although that take...

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Getting Back into Reading
I'm always interested in asking people about books and reading. Do you like reading? What are you reading? How books do you read in a year? What can I say, I'm bookishly curious. A large proportion of the people I come across don't read much. Out of those, ...

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Michael Connelly Author Guide
About Michael Connelly Michael Connelly is a US crime writer, most well known for being the creator of the Harry Bosch crime novels. Connelly started out as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times, during which he wrote his first published novel, The Bla...

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Books from 1980
There are lots of challenges that you can take part in on the Goodreads groups I'm a member of, but one that particularly interested me recently was 'books from the year you were born. I was born in 1980 so I thought I'd look and see what books were publish...

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Review of Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Genre: Classic/Russian Literature No. of pages: 964 Date of publication: 1873-77 (originally serialised) Author: Leo Tolstoy About the Author Leo Tolstoy was born in 1828 into an aristocratic Russian family, and went on to become one of the most famous and ...

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Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
Genre: Non-fiction, mythology 304 pages, 6.5 hours (Audible) Neil Gaiman is a popular writer of short stories, novels, graphic novels, comics and more. He is particularly known for his novels Stardust, American Gods and Coraline, as well as the Sandman comi...
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