J. Lyne

Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,134
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Location: Forres, Morayshire United Kingdom
Anniversary: 20 Aug
Birthday: 19 Jan



Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,134 - Total Helpful Votes: 1012 of 1261
The Pocket Scavenger by Keri Smith
The Pocket Scavenger by Keri Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Put down the video games, 16 April 2014
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It took me a while to get this book. I have been staring at it for a few weeks and reading through the various pages with a feeling of confusion. The introduction tires to sell it as some sort of life changing experience in that if we learn to scavenge then that will allow us to enrich our lives and so on.

The book is designed to be fairly robust, and so comes with a water resistant cover and thicker than normal pages. Each page contains a thing to find and allows a log to be kept of the time, date and location. These things can be physical such as an elastic band, virtual such as a rubbing from a gravestone or virtual as in something that is broken. The reader is then encouraged… Read more
1 - Life On The Limit [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Paul Crowder
1 - Life On The Limit [DVD] DVD ~ Paul Crowder
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I remember watching every Formula 1 race when I was younger, yet these days I can take or leave it. This film has brought back memories of those more exciting (although much more dangerous) years.

This documentary takes us on a journey which starts by showing a "horrific" crash during a relatively recent race and then goes back to when Formula 1 started and crashes were indeed horrific and usually fatal. Using clips and interviews with key figures and their families we are taken through the development of safety features which have ensured that the drivers are kept safe whilst maintaining the thrills as much as possible. I can't think of any activity which has been made… Read more
My Husband Next Door (Audiogo) by Catherine Alliott
My Husband Next Door (Audiogo) by Catherine Alliott
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Being unfamiliar with Women's books I thought I would have a listen to this one and see what my wife enjoys about them so much. Know your enemy and all that!

I struggled to get into the story at first, but as it went on I began to be drawn in to the various characters' back stories and quirks. I even drew a few parallels to some people I know and the situations they are in. Was it realistic? Not really. Was I compelled to finish the story? Not really. Was it "fabulously funny and wonderfully heartwarming"? Neither really.

But overall I did enjoy the story, and in the process may well have learnt a few important details about the female psyche to add to my… Read more