Category Archives: Reviews

But how much is it? A Thrifty 15 Update

We’re constantly bombarded with advertising for supermarket specials, and as a thrifty saver I want to know if any one chain is consistently cheaper than the others. Thankfully there is a lot of research out there to make it easy … Continue reading

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January Reads – BRCS Book Club Review and Discussion

Back in Late December we announced Cheryl Strayed’s memoir, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail to be our read for January. And boy was it a great read! Wild is Cheryl Strayed’s first-person memoir of her … Continue reading

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No time to read? Check out this weeks review of ‘Not That Kind of Girl’ by Lena Dunham

There has been a lot of hype around this book, only after watching these clips by Lena did I decide I had to read the book. I loved it. I read it in a little over a day, in a fever, … Continue reading

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No time to read? Check out this weeks review of ‘The Summer Without Men’ by Siri Hustvedt

I was excited to read this book. I thought it would be a tribute to the strength of women and how our leading lady would rediscover herself and her love of life – all of which was outlined in the … Continue reading

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No time to read? Check out this weeks review of ‘Tall Poppies’ by Louise Bagshawe

I didn’t know what to expect from Tall Poppies, I had never read anything by Louise Bagshawe before. I spotted this book in one of those $5 bins and when I read the blurb I felt intrigued. I am happy … Continue reading

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Rediscovering great movies

Spring cleaning often leads to procrastination. One such distraction was finding a copy of Under the Tuscan Sun on DVD, I convince myself that putting it on while I clean can’t be a bad thing… As you can imagine not much … Continue reading

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No time to read? Check out this weeks review of ‘Hunting and Gathering’ by Anna Gavalda

Originally written in French, I was lucky to get my hands on a translated version of this intriguing book. I found Anna Gavalda’s writing to be graceful, gentle, and detailed, despite looking right into the heart of something that would otherwise revolt … Continue reading

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The Julie and Julia Project

It’s a blog, its a book, its a movie! Where do you start when reviewing so many aspects of a story! In most cases I go for a the book before anything else as the movie is usually built from … Continue reading

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No time to read? Check out this weeks review of “Going Dutch” by Katie Fforde

Sometimes you can’t beat a good old fashioned dose of romance. If you like a light but engaging read this is the book for you. It’s full of self exploration and doesn’t dwell on the misfortunes of its characters.  This … Continue reading

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No time to read? See this weeks review

I’ll get in early, if you’re generally not a fan of fiction you can skip this one. Also if you prefer not to read fantasy fiction involving monsters, ghosts, and beasts… well you can skip this one too. Cry Wolf … Continue reading

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