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12Dec/16Off

eggnog?

Miss Kane's Christmas

Caroline Mickelson

This novella is basically the kind of premise that would you find in a Hallmark Christmas movie.
Santa Claus' daughter is tasked to bring back the Christmas spirit to a widower by posing as his kid's new nanny.
Short, super fluffy and free from all major e-book retailers.
Since I'm a Hallmark christmas movie junkie this suited me as a momentary diversion.

Rating: C

28Jul/16Off

banned?

One Con Glory

Sarah Kuhn

one con gloryGeek culture journalist Julie attends a comic-con with two purposes in mind.
The first to interview one of the stars of comicbook based TV show without insulting him...
The second is to win at auction the rare action figure of her all-time favourite superhero Glory Gilmore.
Needless to say this plan doesn't run as smoothly as she'd like.
This is a thoroughly entertaining novella even if everything that happens is entirely predictable.

Rating: B

16Nov/14Off

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Taking A Shot

Catherine Gayle

taking a shot

Rating: C

15Oct/14Off

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Fixed Up In February

Clarice Wynter

fixed up in february

Rating: C

15Oct/14Off

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Jilted In January

Clarice Wynter

jilted in january

Rating: C

13Oct/14Off

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Christmas on 4th Street

Susan Mallery

Christmas-on-4th-street

Rating: C+

13Oct/14Off

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Sister Of The Bride

Susan Mallery

sister of the bride

Rating: C+

13Oct/14Off

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A Fool's Gold Christmas

Susan Mallery

a fools gold christmas

Rating: C+

10Apr/07Off

solly?

Breakfast At Tiffanys

Truman Capote

Breakfast At TiffanysCapote's novella is famously the basis of a much sanitised hollywood film version. In this, the original work, it's pretty blatant that Holly is a hooker of sorts and she's portrayed as even more of a creature of impulse and criminal tendencies that she is in the film.
I got the impression that Holly was something almost feral yet so glamorous that the narrator loved her from a distance in his way but never really understood her.
Not my usual kind of thing but it's a pretty good read and is definitely worth seeking out if you've only ever seen the film version of these particular characters.

 

Rating: B

3Sep/06Off

rhino?

The Salmon of Doubt

Douglas Adams

The Salmon of DoubtThis posthumous cash in contains random articles, essays, speeches and letters written by Adams before he died as well as a hitchhiker's based short story and the chunk of a Dirk Gently book that never was that gives this volume a title.
No single part of this book is worth buying it for, but as a whole it is a nice reminder of who Douglas Adams was, what he stood for and the work he was capable of.
I bought this book not long after it made paperback for less than half price in a supermarket. I don't know I would have bothered if it wasn't so cheap. That I only just got round to reading it speaks volumes as far as I'm concerned.
My recommendation, unless you're a Hitchhiker's nut, is that you don't buy this for less than a bargain price.

Rating: C