Monthly Archives: August 2012

Who’s Your Daddy, Baby? by Lisa Pell

The lovely and emotional roller coaster ride story of Lori Pomay. Whilst undergoing tests for genetic testing prior to having IVF Lori establishes that the man she has grown up with as her father is not fact her father. This is the … Continue reading

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Carnival Of Genealogy 121 – Great Discoveries

Over the years there have been so many wonderful discoveries. We can I am sure, all identify with those moments when it seems that time has stood completely still as we see in front of us a document or record … Continue reading

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Library Loot – 29th August 2012

I have not been to the library this week, but did last week for the book group meeting. As I didn’t get around to posting my library loot last week I am running a week behind! Well, the book discussion … Continue reading

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The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham

This was the read the August meeting of the local book group. Not my usual read, as I am not overly keen on science fiction, but it was an interesting book and whilst I am glad I read it, I … Continue reading

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The Forrests by Emily Perkins

About The Forrests Dorothy Forrest is immersed in the sensory world around her; she lives in the flickering moment. From the age of seven, when her odd, disenfranchised family moves from New York to the wide skies of New Zealand, … Continue reading

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Historic Newspapers – A Review

A few weeks ago I received a very nice email asking me if I was interested in reviewing the services of a company that specialised in old newspapers. Intrigued, I accepted with the suggestions of newspapers from around the Second … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon – Bookish Thoughts & Challenges

I have missed the last few Sunday Salon’s. Life has simply taken over and I find that I do not seem to have enough hours or energy in a day to achieve what I want to. I sat a few … Continue reading

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Postcards of a War by Vanita Oelschilager

This was a lovely book. Written with children between the ages of around 4- 8 years of age in mind, the intention is to educate them and help them understand the issues surrounding a parent who is serving in the … Continue reading

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Family History by Hazel Hart

This was a nice easy read story, full of twists and turns and some real surprises in the final pages. The story starts off with Crystal who is furious that her family has not been chosen to represent the town … Continue reading

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Library Loot – 6th August 2012

My main event for last Monday was not to just browse the library, but also to return a book and collect one that had been reserved for me. As luck would have it I managed to renew the book that … Continue reading

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