Books I read in a day

I am, by my own admission, not a very fast reader. It can take me up to a week to read your average 300 page novel. But, every so often, inspiration springs forth from god knows where and I manage to beast through a whole book in just a day. It doesn’t happen quite as much as I’d like it to, but I think its rarity is what makes it all that more special.

Sometimes, I do find that magic lengthy book that I just cannot put down, but more often than not the books that I manage it through within 24 hours are quite short. It still counts though, as every second spent reading matters.

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Review: The Babysitters Club: Kristy’s Great Idea by Ann M. Martin

Challenge criteria: A book published before you were born. (This book was published in 1986 and I was born in 1992.)

Blurb: 

Kristy thinks the Baby-sitters Club is a great idea. She and her friends Claudia, Stacey, and Mary Anne all love taking care of kids. A club will give them the chance to have lots of fun – and make tons of money.

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Review: The Break by Marian Keyes

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.

(Disclaimer: I was sent this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way affected my opinion of the book, nor the outcome of the review.)

Blurb:

Amy’s husband Hugh isn’t really leaving her.

At least, that’s what he promises. He is just taking a break – from their marriage, their children and, most of all, from their life together. For six-months Hugh will lose himself in south-east Asia, and there is nothing Amy can say or do about it.

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Review: It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne

This book is part of my Name TBR.

Blurb:

Audrey is over romance. Since her parents’ relationship imploded her mother’s been catatonic, so she takes a cinema job to get out of the house. But there she meets wannabe film-maker Harry. Nobody expects Audrey and Harry to fall in love as hard and fast as they do. But that doesn’t mean things are easy. Because real love isn’t like the movies…

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Author Spotlight: Cecelia Ahern

Recently, an online book club I’m a member of had a bit of a heated discussion as to whether or not Cecelia Ahern was a real/good author. Things were said, and members even left because of the carnage. But, I got my Carrie Bradshaw hat on and got to thinking. Because yes, Cecelia actually does have a good back catalogue. I’ve even got one of her YA books waiting on my Kindle for me to sort my Netgalley out and read it. So, here we have Cecelia Ahern: A Defence of her Works.

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