Category Archives: Mount TBR Challenge 2013

Mount TBR 2013 Final Checkpoint

Time for the final Mount TBR post.  Bev asks:  1. Tell us how many miles you made it up your mountain (# of books read). If you’ve planted your flag on the peak, then tell us and celebrate (and wave!). … Continue reading

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On the Black Hill by Bruce Chatwin

Synopsis (from the Vintage Books website): On the Black Hill is an elegantly written tale of identical twin brothers who grow up on a farm in rural Wales and never leave home. They till the rough soil and sleep in the … Continue reading

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Stowaway to Mars by John Wyndham

Stowaway to Mars by John Wyndham writing as John Beynon, was first published in 1936 as Planet Plane (Newnes Limited, London), then serialised in the periodical The Passing Show as Stowaway to Mars, where it was described as: an epic serial of the greatest exploration of all … … Continue reading

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The Rendezvous and Other Stories by Daphne du Maurier

When I finished reading The Rendezvous and Other Stories I had absolutely no hesitation in giving it 5 stars – I loved it. This is most unusual for me as generally I’m not too keen on short stories because they … Continue reading

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St Mawr by D H Lawrence

I liked  St Mawr even though there is so much philosophising and repetition (why use a word just once when you can repeat it three times) that the story is rather swamped. It’s a short novel (147 pages in my copy), first … Continue reading

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Julius by Daphne du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca was one of the first adult books that I remember reading and it has remained a favourite ever since I first read it. It led me on to read more of her books and in my … Continue reading

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A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie

A Murder is Announced was first published in 1950. My copy is in a collection of four Miss Marple stories – A Miss Marple Quartet. I particularly like this cover, showing Joan Hickson as Miss Marple. Synopsis from Amazon: The villagers of … Continue reading

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Mount TBR Challenge: September Checkpoint

It’s time to check in for Bev’s Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2013. This is a very simple challenge – to read books from your own shelves.  All the books I own are ones I want to read so why is … Continue reading

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Not the End of the World by Christopher Brookmyre

Not the End of the World by Christopher Brookmyre is a crime thriller set in Los Angeles at the end of the last century when people were in the grip of ‘1999 Syndrome': 1999 Syndrome took plain old Things Are … Continue reading

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Relics of the Dead by Ariana Franklin

As soon as I’d finished reading The Death Maze I began Ariana Franklin’s third book in her Mistress of the Art of Death series, Relics of the Dead. Now this one was more to my liking and I enjoyed it … Continue reading

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