52 Good Books

Book Review 39 – As Fathers Go by Anand Nair

If I were to tell you that you should absolutely read this book if it's the last thing you do then you might think that I'm saying it because the author is a friend of mine, or because I like to promote self published writers or because I'm just nice like that. All of these things are true of course (especially the last one ) but none of them are the reason that you should read As Fathers Go.
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Book Review 38 – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Book Review 38 – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Like one who, on a lonely road, Doth walk in fear and dread, And, having once turned round, walks on, And turns no more his head; Because he knows a frightful fiend Doth close behind him tread Doesn't that chill your spine? Did you check behind you to see if the fiend was there or did you like the unknown wretch in the quote stay rigidly, facing ahead because you knew he was there? Is he still behind you now...?!
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Book Review 37 – The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Book Review 37 – The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
This week I discovered my twin brother. OK not my actual real life twin (the thought of two of me is a little overwhelming) but my Goodreads TBR (to be read) list twin for May. Each month the Goodreads group I am in has an option to set you up with a reading twin and you both scour each others 'to be read' lists and come up with something you will read at the same time. It is really good fun, swapping notes with someone half way across the world as you both read the same book. And luckily I was teamed up with someone who was happy to cater to my one-book-a-week whims and read the book in a week with me. As for choosing the book that we read, I looked through my twins list and somewhere in the middle was this, The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. One message to my twin and one trip to Barbican library later, we were ready to begin.
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