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Smokin' Seventeen (Stephanie Plum 17)
Smokin' Seventeen (Stephanie Plum 17)
by Janet Evanovich
Edition: Hardcover

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Time to make a decision stephanie, 1 Aug 2011
Not the most exciting book in the series, I worked out the mystery killer pretty early on. Stephanie needs to make a decision about the men in her life and wrap this love triangle up soon, its dragging on too long.


Babycham Women's Basic Lace Check Collar Trainer
Babycham Women's Basic Lace Check Collar Trainer

5.0 out of 5 stars my favourite footwear, 17 Oct 2010
I have a fairly large amount of shoes but these babies are THE most worn of all of them. They're so comfortable and the size 5 shoes fit my size 5 feet perfectly (because I was worried when ordering them off the internet that they wouldn't - shoe sizes tend to differ quite a bit) and when they came they were double-laced with the turquoise laces in the pic and some plain white ones - I kept mine double-laced with both colours. I've had so many complements about them and I definitely intend to buy another pair of Babycham trainers when i've managed to chose a pair from the many cool designs on offer.


Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to Buida
Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to Buida
by Robert Chandler
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.69

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great introduction into Russian literature, 5 May 2008
I have read a lot of English literature and wanted to try something different, so after initially having my interest in Russian literature whetted by Anton Chekhov's The Shooting Party, I wanted to read as many Russian authors as i could, and i found this book. It's got about 40 short stories in it from a huge range of different writers, so if one story doesn't float your boat, there's plenty of others to read!
It's much easier to read than I anticipated and I found the extra notes at the back helpful. It's also something which will impress other commuters if you read it on the bus!


Hell Island (The Scarecrow Series)
Hell Island (The Scarecrow Series)
by Matthew Reilly
Edition: Paperback

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Like a film, 23 April 2007
Hell Island isn't the greatest book i've ever read, but it wasn't the worst either! Also it isn't the longest book but you do find yourself reading as quick as possible to see how the hell (excuse the pun) they will get out of the situation they are in. It's like a movie (a straight-to-DVD movie) and you find yourself wanting to finish it all in one go. It's really cheesy macho stuff and a bit gory, but that's fine by me.


The Fever
The Fever
by Diane Hoh
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars one ofmy fave point horror books, 13 Jun 2006
This review is from: The Fever (Mass Market Paperback)
I love most Point Horrors, mostly because they remind me of the nineties when they were all the rage, but also because they are mostly easy reads and take about a day or two to get through one. The Fever is one of my favourites because Point Horrors sometimes tend to follow the same format and contain many cheesy cliches, but sometimes one jumps out because it's different and The Fever is one of those. I felt sympathy for the protagonist ( a female, as always), instead of annoyance at their feebleness and the fact that they can't work out whats going on. Also the grand finale is a great ending to the book - a good one to add to your collection.


Let My Burden Be
Let My Burden Be
Offered by sellerfellauk
Price: £13.40

5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely FABBO!, 19 Jan 2006
This review is from: Let My Burden Be (Audio CD)
I had bought their first album "Freindship is Deep" a year before and had listened to that album over and over and i didn't even know this one existed until i heard him start singing all these (other) great songs and i was told that they were from their new album Let My Burden Be so i was the first in the queue to buy one!!
What a refreshing change this group is, their music isn't quite pop music and certainly isn't rock music - it's a kind of indie music i think, but not as whining and depressing as it seems to be nowadays (think Coldplay, etc) yet it also has protest songs so it reminds me a little of Bob Dylan and the engaging and instantly likeable tunes that sound a bit like George Harrison. I apologise for making it sound a bit complex here, but to sum it up simply, this album is FANTASTIC! Buy it if you want something refreshing and supercool to listen to and you won't be disapointed (if this is your kind of thing that is!)and also buy their first album , which is just as awesome!
My favourite tracks are "Do you know who you are?" and "The Honey, The Power, The Light" which i can listen to over and over again.


ATMT LITE MP130BK 256MB MP3 Player - Black
ATMT LITE MP130BK 256MB MP3 Player - Black

226 of 230 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars this is my current mp3 player..., 20 Nov 2005
I first bought the mp3 player that is a grade lower than this one - it broke, but the short time i had with that one, i liked so i then bought the upgraded version, i.e, this one.
I like the size of it, it is very very small, about 3 inches long so it can easily fit in your pocket. Well i'm saying it can easily fit into your pocket but the earphones it comes with have a very short wire so it they don't actually stretch from my ears to my pocket! The earphones it comes with, are however very nice looking and very good, they have been rumbling around getting crushed in the bottom of my bag (when not in use) for a number of months now and still haven't broken, so i still use them, but dangle it around my neck instead of putting it in my pocket. I have managed to fit on it about 100 songs - not much compared to other mp3 players on the market but for the price it is, it is still a good amount.
The volume can go very quiet or very loud which is always a good feature lol.
It is easy peasy to put songs onto it.
Once you've got the hang of it, it is very easy to use.
It has a good quality voice recorder on it and, if you have enough room, you can record a lot on it.
HOWEVER: It says it has a battery life of 8 hours, well mine certainly doesn't, even with the most expensive batteries it only lasts about 3 hours, unfortunately, thats a lot of batteries to go through, but at least it only takes one at a time.
The backlight is blue which looks very snazzy and cool, except when you try to read it in the dark, you have to change the backlight setting to see it better, then change it again to see it in the light.
If , say, you are listening to song number 3, then you suddenly decide that you want to listen to say, song number 60, then you have to scroll all that way and it takes quite a while with the little joystick thing.
It has a little cartoon that comes on it every time you turn it on, you can choose what kind of cartoon you want it to play (out of four choices - i chose the footballer btw) but you cannot choose to turn it off so it can get a bit tedious if you're impatient to listen to music.
In brief, it is a good, dinky little mp3 player and has lasted me a good year, however, i am going to buy another one soon so i can listen to more than 100 songs for hopefully more than 3 hours. The best feature is it's complete tiny-ness, i love that it is so small yet can fit so much information on it's screen. I was going to get an Ipod Shuffle but the fact that it has no screen was a big turn-off, so i'm going to have to sacrifice the small size for better features.


The Regeneration Trilogy: Regeneration, The Eye in the Door, The Ghost Road
The Regeneration Trilogy: Regeneration, The Eye in the Door, The Ghost Road
by Pat Barker
Edition: Hardcover

25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars stunning, moving but graphic!, 11 Oct 2005
I had to read the first book in the trilogy - "Regeneration" for my A Levels and when i saw the book and read the blurb i immediately thought "how boring is this going to be?" Yet when i eventually forced myself to start reading it, i was gripped by the end of the first chapter and within a week i'd bought and read the rest of the trilogy too! Contrary to other reviewers, my favourite book was The Eye in The Door, which contains a lot more politics and is also moving and very graphic with sexual imagery and other topics. Actually, the other two books were pretty moving and graphic too so be wary if you're a bit prudish! The first book in the trilogy concentrates on the poet Seigrfried Sassoon, his friendship with another poet Wilfrid Owen and a fictional officer called Billy Prior, who are all convalescing in hospital after suffereing shellshock, with the aid of the doctor, Rivers. The second concentrates more on Billy Prior, with some references back to Sassoon and Owen and the third is mostly about Prior and their doctor in the hospital, the real Dr W H Rivers. All three books contain connotations about homosexuality(something that was then illegal) and also the usual wartime book themes about the brutality and pointlessness of war. Don't dismiss them (as i almost did) as historical tat, they are all three, fantastic novels that bring out emotions and make you fully realise the futility of war and the complexity of psyhcology. Pure, Grade A Excellence!


The Supernaturalist
The Supernaturalist
by Eoin Colfer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

5.0 out of 5 stars wowzers bowzers!, 26 July 2005
This review is from: The Supernaturalist (Paperback)
After thoroughly enjoying the Artemis Fowl books by Colfer, but then not so thouroughly enjoying The Wish List i thought i'd give The Supernaturalist a go....i am so so so glad that i did because now i have found another favourite book to go on my long list of fave books! This book didn't have me 'glued from the first page' like i'd expected from his artemis books and reading the online reviews of this book, but i carried on regardless and maybe around the second chapter i was hooked. It is quite a short book but it's definitley about quality not quantity here. I loved loved loved this book and since reading it i have been forcing people to borrow it from me so they can read it too! I - as well as many other reviewers, it seems - am crossing my fingers for a sequel and fortunately i think the last few pages sort of hint at the fact that there may be one! If you are thinking it may be a kiddies book, then think again, the main characters may be young but the storyline is pretty grown-up and some parts are quite gory so it will be enjoyable for both children and adults alike!
read it read it read it!


Rayman M
Rayman M

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars rayman M, 31 Mar 2005
This review is from: Rayman M (Video Game)
this was the first ps2 game i ever played and it was a really good starter game. However once i begun to play it over and over it got slightly irritating as i couldn't get past certain levels (maybe its cos i'm not v good at it?). The graphics are cool and the controls are easy to learn and handle and the music is fun, the game is cool whether you're playing alone or with others too and it did take quite a long while for it to get boring, so if you're new to the ps2, then go for it! but if you're a veteran, maybe its a bit too mundane. Also extremely good for younger players, as it kept the little kids i babysit for quiet for hours and hours!


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