The best thing about this book is that it is succinct, engaging and easy to read, not dry or heavy at all.
We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families by Philip Gourevitch: Dot Points
This is a must read for anyone interested in history, international politics or human rights, and I would venture to recommend it, even to those with no interest in these subjects.
Opening Sentence:Sir, It is not necessary, with courtly insincerity, to apologise to you for thus intruding on your precious time, nor to profess that I think it an honour to discuss an important subject with a man whose literary abilities… Read More ›
Children Having Children: Global Perspectives on Teenage Pregnancy (Ideas in Conflict Series) by Gary E. McCuen
Opening Sentence:As a society we worship at the altar of sex. Synopsis:From the Contents Page Global Perspectives on Adolescent Pregnancy: U.S. teen pregnancy rates are falling; the rates are rising; adolescent fertility worldwide concerns; adolescent fertility in Nigeria; teenage pregnancy… Read More ›
Opening Sentence:Alex, the little guy, always went first. Synopsis:MATERNAL INSTINCTS Susan Smith, a lovely young mother, separated from the father of her two handsome boys, is found wandering, delirious, on a South Carolina road, claiming that her car has been… Read More ›
One Red Paperclip: How a Small Piece of Stationery Turned into a Great Big Adventure by Kyle Macdonald
Opening Sentence:Dom and I round the corner. Synopsis:Kyle McDonald was meant to be looking for a job. He was at that point in his life where he wanted his own house. But how could he get a house if he… Read More ›
Synopsis:A uniquely funny and utterly original collection of the world’s weirdest and wackiest books. Learn the arts of Do-it-Yourself Coffins, Correctly English in 100 Days and Pranks with the Mouth Discover What’s Wrong With My Snake, Miss Smallwood’s Goodies and… Read More ›
Synopsis:‘I have to piece together the story of our love to appreciate its full meaning. It’s what has allowed us to become who we are, living through each other and for each other…’ Letter to D is the ultimate love… Read More ›
Synopsis:Two-Sixty-Six Franklin Street was an address dreaded by the fire-fighters of Worcester, Massachusetts. Six storeys and windowless, the abandoned warehouse was built like a giant chimney: no windows meant no vents to bleed out heat, no exit for anyone trapped… Read More ›
Synopsis:Plague. The very word carries an unholy resonance. No other disease can claim its apocalyptic power: it can lie dormant for centuries, only to resurface with nation-killing force. Here, with the high drama of an adventure tale, Edward Marriott unravels… Read More ›
Synopsis:In this moving and compelling collection of stories, bestselling author Barbara Holborrow tells of the good, the bad and the inevitable outcomes for so many of the kids she saw in her capacity as a children’s magistrate. There are stories… Read More ›
This is a must read for all young girls and anyone with a daughter, sister or niece.
Warning: This book is very raw and emotional and families who have been through this ordeal may find it difficult to read.
A good read for those studying ‘Black History’ as well as those that really enjoy autobiographies.
The writing style in this memoir is average but the story more than makes up for it.
This book was definitely worth reading.
this is one of the few cases where I believe the movie is just as rewarding as the book.
A good beginners guide.
From the dangerous to the harmless to the just plain wacky, Jon Ronson gives a humorous insight into those the world call ‘extremist’.
Reading this book lifted my spirits and left me with a distinct desire to visit Ireland. Definitely worth reading!
A great way for children to learn about Australia’s history