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Between Shades Of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Between Shades Of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
This is a book in the same kind of vein as The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas and The Book Thief, in that it is written from the perspective of a younger person. I think this style of writing makes the tale more poignant and harder hitting. We kid ourselves that this kind of tale is the stuff of History, but you just have to look at what is happening at this very moment in Crimea to realise that we are not so advanced as we might like to think.

I don't get moved at a book very often, but this one made me angry - partly because of what is in the news at the moment and partly because this is a little know atrocity. We remember those who died in the Wars every year - 'Lest we… Read more
The Martian by Andy Weir
The Martian by Andy Weir
I read this last year when the author self-published it on Amazon, and it was about 99p for the kindle. I absolutely loved it.
But then, when I started recommending it to friends, it was no longer available (removed pending publishing deal).
Thankfully it's back (and I've bought it in hardback form because it's going to sit on my bookshelf as a read and re-read book).
Tassimo Cadbury Hot Chocolate, 16 T-Discs (8 Servi&hellip by Tassimo
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I normally drink the powdered hot chocolate, but do like a good treat from Costa or similar.

This stuff has the Cadbury name on it - have Cadbury even TRIED it. It's terrible!

I wasted a whole box trying to work out what I must be doing wrong.

Attempt 1: Just followed the instructions and tasted it? Watery. So I looked at the chocolate pod left in the machine and it had about 3/4 of it left in it. Cut the pod open and poured into my drink. Made for an odd taste, so poured it out.

Attempt 2: Thought that the chocolate pod was maybe too cold, so ran it under the warm tap for a few minutes. Definitely made it a bit more fluid. Made the drink… Read more