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The predictions / Zander, Bianca,

Whakaputanga: . 370, 14 pages ; , Includes reader's extras. 21 cm.

Four words to describe this book are Love, Hippie, Trust and Freedom. Yes i would recommend this book. I tāpiritia 28/09/2015 nā

Poseidon's arrow / Cussler, Clive,

Whakaputanga: London : Michael Joseph, 2012 . 520 p. : 24 cm. Rā: 2012

Definately a fab thriller. Unique and awesome read. I tāpiritia 28/09/2015 nā

In the unlikely event / Blume, Judy,

Whakaputanga: London : Picador, 2015 . 401 pages ; 24 cm. Rā: 2015

Character fuled , good read! I tāpiritia 28/09/2015 nā

The Queen, her lover and the most notorious spy in history / Perry, Roland,

Whakaputanga: . xiv, 376 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : , "The intriguing true story of Queen Victoria's secret"-- Cover. 24 cm.

I found all of the book interesting and revealing. A very good read throughout. I tāpiritia 28/09/2015 nā

Ancient Egypt : everyday life in the land of the Nile / Brier, Bob,

Whakaputanga: . 312 pages : 21 cm.

Spectacular, inciteful, amazing and colourful! I tāpiritia 28/09/2015 nā

Pray for silence / Castillo, Linda,

Whakaputanga: New York, N.Y. : Minotaur Books, 2010 . 304 p. ; 25 cm. Rā: 2010

From the onset you are caught up with a disturbing plot. Very graphic description of horrors that unfold, reader be aware! I tāpiritia 28/09/2015 nā

Headhunters / Nesbø, Jo,

Whakaputanga: Oxford : ISIS Large Print, 2011 . 305 p. (large print) ; , Standard print ed. originally published : London : Harvill Secker, 2011. | Translated from the Norwegian. 24 cm. Rā: 2011

Great twist at the end. I tāpiritia 28/09/2015 nā

Crafting with kids : creative fun for children aged 3-10 / Woram, Catherine,

Whakaputanga: New York, NY : Ryland Peters & Small, 2006 . 126 p. : , Includes index. 25 cm. Rā: 2006

No expensive equipment needed. Great for younger kids. I tāpiritia 28/09/2015 nā

Nest / Simpson, Inga,

Whakaputanga: . 296 pages ; 21 cm.

I picked up this book as part of the Reading Challenge at the library and found it a story which quietly drew me in. The descriptions of the birdlife around Jen's home, her relationship with her young student and the terrible event of a child going missing which raises so many memories for Jen. her best friend also went missing when she was at school and the day after her father left and never returned. Jen's art is her solace as she works through her inner demons. I would highly recommend this book. Lynne I tāpiritia 14/09/2015 nā Lynne

Close your eyes / Robotham, Michael,

Whakaputanga: London : Sphere, 2015 . 392 pages ; 24 cm. Rā: 2015

Excellent but needs to be read as part of a series. I tāpiritia 14/09/2015 nā Kath

The paper trail : an unexpected history of the world's greatest invention / Monro, Alexander,

Whakaputanga: . 368 pages : 24 cm

A fascinating book which traces the history of paper beginning with the translators responsible for the spread of paper across the east as it was used by theologians, scientists and artists to spread information and ideas. Paper finally reached Europe in 1276 and was indispensable to the scholars and translators during the Renaissance and Reformation. I tāpiritia 14/09/2015 nā Heather

All the light we cannot see / Doerr, Anthony,

Whakaputanga: London : Fourth Estate, 2014 . 496 pages ; 24 cm. Rā: 2014

This book is really two parallel stories set during World War II, about two children, growing up in two different countries. In Nazi Germany, a young orphan boy named Werner lives in a children’s home with his young sister. He is exceptionally bright and curious with a knack for fixing radios. His talents in math and science win him a spot in a Youth Academy. This is his only chance of escape from a grim life working in a coal mine. In Paris, France there is a shy redhead named Marie-Laure who lives with her locksmith father who works at a museum. When she goes blind from a degenerative disease at the age of six, her father builds a detailed miniature model of their neighborhood, so she can memorize every street, building and corner by tracing the model with her nimble fingers. When the Germans attack Paris she and her father must flee to the coastal town of Saint-Malo. I tāpiritia 14/09/2015 nā Heather

Nut butters : 30 nut butter recipes and creative ways to use them / Loudermilk, Mary,

Whakaputanga: . xi, 115 pages : , Title from cover. | Includes index. 19 x 19 cm.

This is a great book. It shows you how to make a basic nut butter, and then gives you lost of recipes for variations. Clear, concise and with plenty of pictures. I you want to try nut butters, this is the book for you. I tāpiritia 01/09/2015 nā Sharon

Knooking : 19 projects to knit with a crochet hook / Hug, Veronica,

Whakaputanga: . 46 pages : 24 cm.

I was really looking forward to this book. A whole different way to use my crohet hook. But it its not. It is a book about tuscian crochet. I found the pictures too small, and I already knew what I was looking at. It was good to have a book with patterns for that style of crochet though. They are nice quick patterns. I tāpiritia 01/09/2015 nā Sharon

Valley of hope / Price, Sarah,

Whakaputanga: Morristown, N.J. : Price Publishing, 2012 . 258 p. ; 23 cm. Rā: 2012

I found this book had a very slow start to it. It was interesting to me for the way it showed how pressure can effect people. The continued stress Samuel Lapp is under and how those effects spread through the whole community was quite illuminating. I tāpiritia 01/09/2015 nā Sharon

Polymer clay in a day : over 15 exciting projects, from gifts to accessories for the home / Ralph, Emma.

Whakaputanga: London : New Holland. 2004 . 80 p.; , Includes index 28 cm Rā: 2004

Having never worked with polymer clay before, I found this book very interesting. I was surprised at the bright colours you can get. I found some of the projects quite interesting looking, but my favourite by far was the fluorite mokume eggs on page 48. A good read I tāpiritia 01/09/2015 nā Sharon

Last chance café / Byrski, Liz,

Whakaputanga: Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia, 2012 . 378 pages ; , Previously published: Sydney : Macmillan, 2011. 20 cm. Rā: 2012

Last Chance Cafe by Liz Byrski is a. Novel dealing with women ageing and their reactions to this. Dot is a fire eating women's rights campaigner of old and the story starts with her chaining herself to the escalator in a shopping mall. Quite by chance an old friend sees this and rescues her from the guards called by management. As the two friends catch up we meet the rest of the characters and gradually see the links forming between them all. The novel also has a serious side as the issue of young girls being made into sexual objects by commercial interests turns into a campaign. There is also the ageism problem of older women feeling invisible. Once again Liz Byrski caught me up in the story and I Would recommend this to my friends and book club. It is a reprint as it was first in print in 2011. The library holds other titles by this author as well. I tāpiritia 28/08/2015 nā Lynne

The rake's challenge / Elliott, Beth.

Whakaputanga: Leicester : Thorpe, 2012 . 321 p. (large print) ; 24 cm. Rā: 2012

I'm a fan of Regency romances with Georgette Heyer as my all time favourite author. This book is not as good as Heyer but a very entertaining and good read nevertheless. The heroine and hero have believable problems and the sense of period is well drawn. The little asides of humour add to the pleasure of this book. I would like to see more from Beth Elliott. Recommended. I tāpiritia 27/08/2015 e koe

Rose River / Osborn, Margareta,

Whakaputanga: . 351 pages ; , "Adapted from Margareta Osborn’s bestselling ebook novella A Bush Christmas" -- Publisher. 24 cm.

This is a light weight, somewhat humorous, romance set in the Australian outback. There are lots of this sort of book being published these days and most are a fairly good read. This book is no exception with the plus of the gentle (mostly) humour. Despite its literary lightweight and the reasonably predictable outcome, I like this book as a good, easy, escapist read. The main characters are a city girl and a backblocks 'macho' guy and both are pretty well drawn and understandable. Not bad at all and I'll read more from this author. I tāpiritia 14/08/2015 e koe

What tomorrow brings / Fitzgerald, Mary,

Whakaputanga: Long Preston : Magna, 2015 . 585 p. (large print) ; 23 cm. Rā: 2015

This is a great story which covers the build up to the Second World War and then the war. The main characters are well drawn and you connect with them. The author appears to have done a lot of historical research and the flavour of the time , the British NAZI supporters , those going to the Spanish Civil war and the atmosphere of Berlin prior to WW[[ being declared are very well described. This is the second novel by Mary Fitzgerald that I have read it is a large print but this did not detract from my enjoyment reading it. The main heroine is Seffy Blake an independent -minded journalist and the two men in her life, Amyas an enigmatic lover with no morals and Charlie the steady fellow journalist who stands along side Steffy in their endeavours . Highly recommend this book Lynne W. I tāpiritia 13/08/2015 nā Lynne

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