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Carry Yourself Back to Me by Deborah Reed
Carry Yourself Back to Me by Deborah Reed
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5.0 out of 5 stars Emotive, 14 Oct 2012
I really had no idea what this novel would be like when I bought it, and I have to say it surprised me. It traces the effects of betrayal in relationships through three sets of three people, who are connected to one another, without being obvious about it.

The writing echoes the main subject - a singer-songwriter - as she strives to come to terms with the unexpected loss of a crucial relationship. It conjures an atmosphere, like music does, setting half of the scene into which the words then work. I found it enormously poetic and descriptive, lyrical and yet weirdly spare, as it covers areas of life that come with strong, mixed and sometimes indefinable emotions, not all of… Read more
Fifty Shades Freed: 3/3 by E L James
664 of 722 people found the following review helpful
Thankfully I have now crawled to the end of this series. Amongst the poverty of plot, paucity of writing & preposterous sex scenes I found I had actually learned a few things:

A) Repetition, repetition, repetition. I could probably write a composite Ana/Christian love scene, ending with the requisite shattering, but I couldn't actually pick out a single love scene from the books to describe to you. Who knew sex scenes could be the dullest part of an erotic novel?

B) I've been doing kissing ALL wrong. I have never had to push both of my hands into my husband's hair in order to accurately position our lips together. Stupid me! I've just been going on the fact that… Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant ball, 30 May 2011
Normal dog 'tennis' balls last at most 1 walk with my 2 terriers. I always have to watch woefully as they each get one side of it in their mouths & run along squashing it into a teeny rugby ball between them before breaking it & discarding its tiny carcass. Well, no more. The little blighters love this ball & because it's made of rubber can only teeth it helplessly before presenting it back to me in perfect condition, apart from the drool. I use it with a ball thrower thingy & it fits perfectly.

We were distraught last week when I accidentally lobbed it into the nettles (I throw like a girl) first throw of the walk & then couldn't find it. Thankfully the search party (me) tracked… Read more

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