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review 2017-11-14 22:08
All At Sea
All at Sea: A Memoir - Decca Aitkenhead

This book is a step-by-step in how not to behave like an adult. This woman did nothing a rational grown up would, and so I had no ability to connect with her. She left her marriage, which is fine, but she left it for a coke dealing crack smoker. And then she wants you to believe that being a dealer is boring and not all that dangerous. They play house, have 2 children and never marry (because marriage is only a piece of paper). And then it turns out he's still married to another woman. When he dies, she seems genuinely shocked she has a nightmare of logistics on her hands. Yes, honey, that's what happens when you don't marry a man but instead just intertwine your lives. His will left everything to his legal wife.

 

Plus, most of this book was just circling the drain of her constant sorrow. With pretty words. Lots and lots of pretty words. Over 200 pages, and there wasn't much substance. Just "my love died and my life is over and my kids are out of control". She had a down-her-nose view of anyone of faith, she wouldn't let the kids call her Mum, and she epitomized the idea you can be educated and still be dumb.

 

I'm proud of myself for finishing this.

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review 2017-06-22 22:16
Love is Love
Love is Love - Phil Jimenez,Various

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review 2017-06-05 15:32
Girl A.
Girl A: The truth about the Rochdale sex ring by the victim who stopped them - Ebury Digital

Absolutely heartbreaking.

 

If you're in the UK you would of known about ITVs showing of three girls a three-part drama Based on the true stories of the victims of the grooming and sexual abuse case of Rochdale that hit the headlines.

 


When details emerged a nation was outraged and asked how these sickening events came to pass.

 

 I believe this is the written story of one of the victims at lest I really hope it is, and all proceeding's and money of buying the book goes to her and her baby.

 

This book had me in tears It makes for a harrowing read and isn't something I would normally read at all. But I felt so much anger after watching the TV drama that I felt I needed to read the book. It didn't help, I felt even more anger and disgust at the police services. And those that were supposed to protect the girls. This isn't for the faint of heart at all and I don't recommend it at all if you over think about book's. My heart truly goes out to the victim's of this book and hope for their sake the monster's Will never get a normal life again.

 

 

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review 2017-04-11 23:57
Beyond Reach
Beyond Reach: The Search for the Titanic... Beyond Reach: The Search for the Titanic - Jacob Grimm,William Hoffman

It's hard to imagine a time before we knew where the Titanic rested. But for more that 70 years it slept in the North Atlantic without a soul knowing it's true location. I was drawn in immediately by the prologue of Thomas Andrews, the designer of the Titanic, and his heroic final moments trying to save as many lives as possible while his precious ship foundered. This book, despite being full of science terms I am unfamiliar with, was well written and compelling. It gripped me. I cried, I got goose bumps, I felt for these people- both the Titanic passengers and the Gyre passengers alike. Wow. I am so pleased with this read. They were pioneers in trying to locate the grave of the Queen of the Ocean.

 

 

RIP Thomas Andrews

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text 2017-04-10 17:44
Born A Crime
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood - Trevor Noah

All I kept hearing about this book was how amazing it was. And man, it did not disappoint. South Africa is no joke. Trevor manages to tell some horrible stories with good humor. He's honest, up front and open about his own criminal past, he tells about the abuse he suffered at the hands of his stepfather and he shows an undying love for his family. He's a true testament to the rags to riches story. If you need an eye opening account of a real, poor life, read this book.

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