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To Shoot or Not to Shoot

I shoot arrows, mess around in the garden, feed the birds and walk the hills.

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By Myself and Then Some
Lauren Bacall
A Green and Pleasant Land: How England’s Gardeners Fought the Second World War
Ursula Buchan
By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept
Elizabeth Smart
Today
September
21
June 2014
14
reviewed: The Tree House
I have enjoyed it - but the poetry in English doesn't slice the world open the way the prose in Sightlines does. There is som...
The Tree House - Kathleen Jamie
finished reading:
June 2014
07
reviewed: The Coral Island
Not really sure what I think. Picked up from a shelf of second hand books in a Pembrokeshire cafe. Last read from the library...
The Coral Island - R.M. Ballantyne
finished reading:
June 2014
06
reviewed: The Game (Mary Russell, #7)
.... and an extra half a star. A good romp and a comfortable 'Kim' tribute.
The Game (Mary Russell, #7) - Laurie R. King
finished reading:
May 2014
30
reviewed: The Kingdom and People of Kent: Ad 400-1066: Their History and Archaeology
Thoroughly enjoyed it so have an extra half star. Really like the presentation of the archeological sources with the interpre...
The Kingdom and People of Kent: Ad 400-1066: Their History and Archaeology - Stuart Brookes
finished reading:
May 2014
17
reviewed: Trumps of Doom
This has to stand for all 5 'Merlin' books. The first two I have read long ago and several times and only just discovered the...
Trumps of Doom - Roger Zelazny
finished reading:
May 2014
14
reviewed: Locked Rooms (Mary Russell, #8)
I surprised myself by giving this 4 stars - might get downgraded later - but I really did enjoy it. The construction of the b...
Locked Rooms (Mary Russell, #8) - Laurie R. King
finished reading:
May 2014
08
reviewed: Transition
I guess this was a work in progress but he ran out of time. I could have done without all the copulating but the basic idea o...
Transition - Iain M. Banks
finished reading:
May 2014
02
reviewed: The Summer of the Bear
Initially found this book too whimsical and nearly abandoned it after a few pages. Then had another stab at it and enjoyed it...
The Summer of the Bear - Bella Pollen
finished reading:
April 2014
25
reviewed: Lady Oracle
Not my favourite and so many years since I read it there were only a very few pages I had any memory of. Still a really inter...
Lady Oracle - Margaret Atwood
finished reading:
April 2014
20
reviewed: Crow Lake
Terrific - couldn't put it down. It has that rich, deep quality that stems from a writer's childhood memories. And the story-...
Crow Lake - Mary Lawson
finished reading:
April 2014
09
reviewed: The Beekeeper's Apprentice
Enjoyed it, especially the first half - after that it went on a bit. Refreshing the way the author handles the emotional bit ...
The Beekeeper's Apprentice - Laurie R. King
finished reading:
April 2014
05
reviewed: White is for Witching
Would have had another half star but the story lost me right at the end, with Sade and Ore gone I'm not sure I really cared a...
White is for Witching - Helen Oyeyemi
finished reading:
March 2014
31
reviewed: Dreaming In Smoke
Awful. I liked the main character and what I could gather about the story but the writing is not good enough to tempt me to e...
Dreaming In Smoke - Tricia Sullivan
finished reading:
March 2014
28
reviewed: Nemesis (A Harry Hole Novel)
Chaos. Nearly gave it 4 stars, maybe I should have done. I delighted in the way the solution changed and changed and changed....
Nemesis (A Harry Hole Novel) - Jo Nesbo
finished reading:
March 2014
22
reviewed: The Language of Bees
Have an extra half star. Picked it up for the title. Initially I was a bit disappointed by the main character Mary and by the...
The Language of Bees - Laurie R. King
finished reading: