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Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything by Elizabeth Gilbert
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I was told to read this book when I was going through a really hard time in my life as it was recommended as an "inspirational" read. What it inspired in me was to realise how lucky I am not to be such a self absorbed narcissist. So I suppose in a way it did help me, but not in the way my friend who recommended it intended.

As I read through the three sections of the book I realised just how much I couldn't possibly be around a person like Elizabeth Gilbert for longer than a few minutes. She reminds me of someone I met when living in America who just couldn't stop talking about herself and her problems (which were very small problems i.e. man problems like Elizabeth) when… Read more
Lady of Hay by Barbara Erskine
Lady of Hay by Barbara Erskine
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I enjoyed reading this book; it was interesting how she created a link between the past and present using hypnotism. I must admit though that what I liked best was Matilda's story and I would have been happier with less of Jo's story.

I don't know if perhaps it is because I am new to this book and am reading it in the 21st century but I did not like how weak Jo was in the "modern" era. It would have been better if she was a stronger character in the 20th century to compare against Matilda who was stuck in a parochial era of male dominance over women.

Obviously domination of women was rife in the 12th century but I was surprised at how complacent Jo was in the 20th… Read more
Becoming Nancy by Terry Ronald
Becoming Nancy by Terry Ronald
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really good book, 19 Feb 2013
I really enjoyed this book, it really brought the 1970's alive for me and I really felt for all the characters and the casual racism and homophobia that was apparent in those days. I cannot believe what people had to put up with just because of their skin colour or sexual orientation! Insane...

I read it in two days! I totally recommend it, it was a very enjoyable book. Well done to the author.

I will say though I am a bit bewildered by all the reviews on here (and Kylie Minogue's review on the cover of the book) saying that they "laughed out loud" when reading it. I know "LOL" is an overused phrase these days but I genuinely did not laugh once.

Don't get me… Read more

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