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Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

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Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A really great book.

I am an Agatha Christie fan! I love whodunits where mysteries are solved using grey matter rather than technical aids. This book is very much on those lines. Time Magazine called it the best murder mystery of the year (that is why I bought it !) It truly is an enthralling book. The story is fascinating and no matter how hard I tried I was unable to guess the villain.

Spoiler alert - there are two stories in one book - two killers - lots of murders and many clues thrown here and there.

Enjoy it!


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When breath becomes air by Paul Kalanithi

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When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book could have been very depressing but it is not.
You know how it is going to end, yet you read it and feel his pain and his sorrow, and realize that he lived and loved life.
The tears come unbidden, be prepared for that.
But also be prepared for a beautifully written life story, be prepared to be touched by his courage and faith, by his fluency as he describes the progress of his cancer and the inevitable ending.

Do not miss this book, it is one of the finest I have read in a long, long while.


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If you can walk, you can dance by Marion Molteno

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If You Can Walk, You Can Dance by Marion Molteno
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you can walk, you can dance

By Marion Molteno

A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading."

William Styron

Music is such an essential part of my life, it surrounds me, it makes the world seem gentle and rollicking (based upon what I am listening to!) and when I find that music is the main theme of a book, it makes that book even more interesting and enticing. It is easy to relate to the book, fascinating to connect with the people in the book and to live the story as it unfolds through the pages.

Marion Molteno’s book “If you can walk, you can dance” is one such book. Music is the binding theme of the book and as we follow Jennie’s life from South Africa to Zambia and London and back again, we realise that there are many more who believe that music is an important part of their lives too! Sounds simplistic doesn’t it, but think a…