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Saturday, 29 February 2020

Reading Round-Up: January/February 2020

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Can you believe that we're two months into 2020 already? It seems like we were welcoming in the new decade just yesterday, yet January and February have disappeared and we're now well into the New Year. 

As always, the end of February means that it's time for my first Reading Round-Up post of the year. Keep reading to find out all the books I've been reading, acquiring and wishing for at the start of 2020!

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Book Review: Prospect for Murder by Jeanne Burrows-Johnson

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AD* | Retired travel writer Natalie Seachrist has had visions since childhood. But the sight of a girl's lifeless body draped over a vintage Mustang shatters her personal world when she learns her vision has been prescient. The horrible truth is that her twin's granddaughter Ariel is dead!

While the Honolulu Police Department conducts its customary investigation, Natalie decides to move into the Makiki apartment complex where her grandniece died. Aided by her friend Keoni Hewitt, a retired police detective, and her fleet-footed feline companion Miss Una, Natalie begins her very personal on-site sleuthing.

She soon discovers the fascinating Shànghai origins of apartment owners Pearl Wong and her sister Jade Bishop…and more than a little discord. Will Natalie be able to solve the riddle of Ariel's death before the police close their investigation without an arrest? Or has Natalie put herself in the way of a killer who's willing to murder again to hide their secret?


Thursday, 6 February 2020

The World's Most Important Libraries

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AD* | If you’re a booklover, then the chances are that you will feel right at home in a library. In these wonderful spaces, you can delight in all the pleasures of being immersed in a literary world, where you can read about anything and everything that you want.

This is just one of the reasons why libraries have long been considered to be one of the most important institutions in society. They’re deeply important now, and have been for many centuries - indeed, the oldest library in the world dates all the way back to the 7th century BC. And it’s not hard to see why! Libraries are places that benefit society, promote learning and understanding, and bring communities together.