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You Had Me At Hello by Mhairi McFarlane
You Had Me At Hello by Mhairi McFarlane
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
There must be many books based on chance meetings between two long-lost friends with a mysterious history, but You Had Me At Hello manages to never feel contrived. It is written skilfully - McFarlane has an excellent way with words - and with great humour. Initially, I was drawn to the book by its setting. The story feels firmly rooted in Manchester, with references to the toaster rack building on Oxford Road and Affleck's Palace. The supporting characters are also fantastic. Each feels like an individual, with those that you love to love and those you love to hate. Highly recommended.
Oxford Blood (The Cavaliers: Book One) by Georgiana Derwent
3.0 out of 5 stars Has potential..., 3 Jan 2013
I downloaded this book when it was free based on the strength of the handful of reviews (and, admittedly, the cover of the book). There are interesting nuggets of vampire lore buried in the back story, such as how immortal creatures stay in positions of power in the internet age, and the different kinds of vampires, created during the Civil War to fight on opposing sides. (I also loved that, as a Northerner, Harriet had to remember to say dinner, not tea!)

However, I struggled to like Harriet, a character whose main motivation it seemed was to go to Oxford to climb up the social ladder and snag herself a perfect boyfriend. I would have liked a more rounded lead character that I… Read more
The stylus works largely as hoped. The rounded rubber tip feels large and is very pliable, but on-screen selection seems accurate.

However, it can feel rather slow to respond, such as when drawing or annotating photos, which may be something to consider if this is the intended use. Also, an occasional issue arises when using the internet (at least with Chrome). The swipe across the screen to scroll the page sometimes registers as a double tap, causing the page to zoom in rather than move.

Whilst cheap looking and occasionally frustrating, at this price I will buy again. Despite its issues, for general use it is a good buy, though may be less suitable for more… Read more