Ms Bookworm

Helpful votes received on reviews: 97% (287 of 295)
Location: UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 286,646 - Total Helpful Votes: 287 of 295
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is exactly what I wanted. So pleased with this clothes horse. The previous airer I was using had a fancy new-fangled "locking mechanism" that didn't work and the clothes horse just kept collapsing. I sent it back for a refund and very carefully chose this product instead, precisley because it doesn't have a "locking mechanism". Instead the X-wings are held up by metal struts underneath, so there is no way it can collapse on you. We have a large capacity washing machine, but the clothes horse can easily take a whole load of washing. It feels solid and sturdy too, though it's probably best to hang really heavy wet towels in the middle, over the centre of gravity, rather than on the… Read more
Swing Bin by Elliott's
Swing Bin by Elliott's
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Really pleased with this when I first unpacked it. Neat, clean, white, compact. Just what I wanted. But.... the lid isn't weighted properly, and so instead of swinging shut, it swings and stops half open. In fact often it stops completely open with the lid hanging upside down. The whole point of the swing lid was to hide the sight of the rubbish inside, so I think this is a pretty silly design flaw. What a shame.
If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things by Jon McGregor
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A struggle, but worth it (just) in the end. The jacket blurb describes this as a "prose-poem", and if you find his flowery, poetic style hard work in the first few pages, then be warned, because the whole novel is written in the same style.

The problem with describing the minutiae of unnamed people's lives it that, although clever, it is also very dull. In the end I had to draw up my own street plan and try and work out who lived where to make some sense of everything. Eventually I was drawn into it, and there is lots to admire in his writing, but the ending was a disappointment. Is he suggesting something supernatural has taken place, with one character sacrificing themselves… Read more

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