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Minus Nine to One: The Diary of an Honest Mum
Minus Nine to One: The Diary of an Honest Mum
by Jools Oliver
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.79

5.0 out of 5 stars Honesty is the best policy, 13 April 2009
Firstly let me just say that I am not a mum or even a mum to be but I loved this book. In all honesty it was an impulse buy, the cover was pink and girlie and Jools Oliver seems a nice enough person so I picked it up.

From the first chapter I was gripped, I enjoyed reading her honest account of pregnancy and also how her life with Jamie was similar to that of many people in relationships (obviously with the exception of the amount of disposable income they have).

I read the book in 24 hours, I stayed up most of the night reading it as I couldn't put it down it was one of those books that I didn't want to end.

I have recently re read this book and it was just as good on the second read, I'm sure I will read it again when I am trying to get pregnant and if I manage to conceive.

I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to gain an insight into someone else's life and pregnancy.


America Unchained: A Freewheeling Roadtrip In Search of Non-Corporate USA
America Unchained: A Freewheeling Roadtrip In Search of Non-Corporate USA
by Dave Gorman
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A more grown up book., 13 April 2009
If you're expecting the same whimsy in Dave's previous books you may be slightly disappointed as Dave has grown up and it shows in his writing. What you find is a book on a subject that is obviously close to Dave's heart.

Traveling across America without giving any money to 'The Man' proves to be a challenging task however by doing this Dave manages to find some unseen parts of America and allows the reader an insight into that America both good and bad.

If you're expecting writing in the vein of Bill Bryson then step away from this book this is not a quaint tale of traveling across America and the incidental things that happen when he's there this is book with a social aim and that is the driving narrative of this book, other things happen and are both strange and also interesting but without the unchained story forcing the direction they take these things wouldn't be happening.

Unfortunately I don't think it would be possible to be live unchained in the UK.


Friends Like These
Friends Like These
by Danny Wallace
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.43

5.0 out of 5 stars Do you ever really have friends as good as those you had when you were 10?, 13 April 2009
This review is from: Friends Like These (Paperback)
Approaching 30 is a time that makes you re-evaluate your life, you look back at what you've achieved and what you've lost and also forward to what you plan to achieve in the next part of your life.

It is armed with these feelings and an old address book that Danny sets off to find the friends of his childhood. What follows is both hilarious, touching, moving and down right bizarre!

Will Danny find all his old friends in time for his 30th Birthday? Read the book and find out I promise you won't be disappointed!


Yes Man
Yes Man
by Danny Wallace
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

4.0 out of 5 stars Say Yes and Change your life!, 13 April 2009
This review is from: Yes Man (Paperback)
When Danny's life appeared to be stuck in a rut (well to everyone else but him) a bus journey with a stranger changed his out look on life for both better and worse.

Danny is back on form with his snappy pro's and never shying away from including details that other authors would leave out for fear of humiliation, Shelf Adventure springs to mind.

This book might not change your life in the same way the changed Danny's life did but your outlook could be improved by it.


Join Me: The True Story of a Man Who Started a Cult by Accident
Join Me: The True Story of a Man Who Started a Cult by Accident
by Danny Wallace
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not his best work., 13 April 2009
After reading 'Are you Dave Gorman?' I was excited to read this book however my high hopes were not what it was in reality. The concept was great and the written style was snappy and humorous but it seemed to be missing something that would make me unable to put it down.

Possibly it was the place I read it (on the commute to work) or maybe it was just the wrong book for me, but I'd say of all Mister Wallaces books this is the weakest. I'd go for friends like these any day!


15 Storeys High - Series 1 (6 episodes) [DVD] [2002]
15 Storeys High - Series 1 (6 episodes) [DVD] [2002]
Dvd ~ Sean Lock
Offered by FUNTIME MEDIA
Price: £1.73

2.0 out of 5 stars Not quite High enough, 12 April 2009
Having read some reviews on here I had high hopes for this series, and while there were some flashes of genius this just didn't live up to the high praise it has received.

The concept is good, the plots are good but it is missing that spark of inspiration to turn the show from good to great.

If you can get it cheap then give it a go but don't spend a lot on it or you might be disappointed.
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Dave Gorman's Googlewhack Adventure
Dave Gorman's Googlewhack Adventure
by Dave Gorman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

4.0 out of 5 stars Go on Whack your Google, 12 April 2009
After 'Are you Dave Gorman?' I had high hopes for this book, while it is a good story it's just missing some of the sparkle that was present in that book, however it's still worth picking up.

Dave has decided that he needs to grow up and in order to do that he should write a novel, the thing is, the novel doesn't quite go according to plan. With the distraction of everything in the world ever at his finger tips (the internet) writing the illusive novel is proving more tricky than Dave thought. Then one day an email arrives in his in box that quite literally changes everything!


Are You Dave Gorman?
Are You Dave Gorman?
by Danny Wallace
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting way of writing a book., 12 April 2009
This review is from: Are You Dave Gorman? (Paperback)
What stared out as a drunken bet, spored one of the most original book and also an excellent TV series.

When Dave's Flatmate Danny tells him that there aren't loads of people who share the Name Dave Gorman, Dave sets off, with Danny in toe to see is he can find 54 other people that share his name.

The book is written by both Dave and Danny so you get the unique opportunity of reading the story from both points of view.

If you've not read this book then I suggest you do!


Struttin' Our Stuff
Struttin' Our Stuff
Offered by thebookcommunity
Price: £77.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bill Struts his stuff, 12 April 2009
This review is from: Struttin' Our Stuff (Audio CD)
If you're a fan of Bill then you'll like his collaborative tracks where he pulls in well known artists to create an album that is familiar but also different.


Cinderella Outgrows the Glass Slipper and Other Zany Fractured Fairy Tale Plays: 5 Funny Plays with Related Writing Activities and Graphic Organizers
Cinderella Outgrows the Glass Slipper and Other Zany Fractured Fairy Tale Plays: 5 Funny Plays with Related Writing Activities and Graphic Organizers
by Joan M. Wolf
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.89

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lower KS2 Esential, 12 April 2009
This book is great for using to introduce play scripts to primary age children. The use of familiar fairy tale situations but given a new twist make it more engaging for the kids.


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