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Love is the Answer, God is the Cure – Aimee Cabo Nikolov

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October 3, 2018

I found this book so compelling, that once I had started I couldn’t put the book down until I had read the last sentence.

The life and experiences of Aimee, portrayed in the book, seem to be a continuum of troughs with very few peaks except towards the end of…


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Love is the Answer, God is the Cure – Aimee Cabo Nikolov

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October 2, 2018

Conviction

Love is the Answer, God is the Cure is a story of how a young girl, Aimee Nogues, from age seven until her marriage to Bobbie in 2000, suffered physical, sexual and psychological abuse from those closest to her. It is a story of immense pain, deep despair, and emotional…


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Praying for Strawberries – Gail Simpkins

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September 23, 2018

Praying for Strawberries is an informative diary style book following a year in the life of a family from the perspective of the son, Lachlan, who has Autism. The writing is a piece-by-piece set of statements detailing actions and feelings regarding their experience as a family. As a guide…


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The Girl Who Smiled Beads – Clemantine Wamariya

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September 20, 2018

Fragmentation

This is the third book I’ve read this year based around the Rwandan genocide. Each book has been haunting, heartbreaking and tragic – this book is no different. I didn’t want to be reminded about that period again but it is compelling and inspirational to see how humanity can…

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Fear: Trump in the White House – Bob Woodward

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September 16, 2018

Revelation?
“Cohn realised that Trump had gone bankrupt six times and seemed not to mind. Bankruptcy was just another business strategy. Walk away, threaten to blow up the deal. Real power is fear.”
Donald Trump is probably the most divisive President in US history and has created a polarised nation between…


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Nonfiction War

Weird War 2 – Richard Denham

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September 3, 2018

Peculiar

Weird War 2 is a collection of totally disparate facts from World War II that range from horrific to humorous, and from recognisable to strange. Most are aimed at being at least slightly weird, and it does reinforce the saying that “truth is stranger than fiction”. The stories cover…

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The Assassination of Robert Kennedy – Tim Tate & Brad Johnson

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August 27, 2018

If you enjoy reading historical non-fiction events that are embroiled in a conspiracy, then this would be a book I would recommend reading. With the wealth of information and the plethora of opinions as to what occurred on that fateful night June 4th, 1968 in the Ambassador hotel, I…

Crime Nonfiction

The Glass Mask – E. L. DuBois

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July 23, 2018

Persecution
I stepped out of my comfort zone of fictional worlds, where authors conjure images, plots and dialogue that stir my emotions and imagination. What I was stepping into, I wasn’t quite sure, a true story of an abused, tormented but ultimately very courageous woman. I can no longer pretend…


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Nonfiction Reference Science and Technology

Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers

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July 23, 2018

Numeration
There is infinite beauty in mathematics and numbers!
When I say infinite, I immediately think about Pi and how it extends to infinite decimal places. When I say beauty, I think about how numbers can translate to graphical images with curves, straight lines and multiple dimensions, each with unique relationships…

History Nonfiction

Gone: Catastrophe in Paradise – O.J. Modjeska,

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July 23, 2018

Catastrophe

“Forty years ago, on the afternoon of 27 March 1977, a mass of American and European tourists descended on a tropical paradise for the holiday of a lifetime. Within hours, hundreds were dead.”

As they say, the truth is stranger than fiction. The chain of events and incidents that conspired…

Peter Donnelly
Ireland

Founder of The Reading Desk, supporting readers, authors, publishers and book industry. Top Reviewer on Amazon, Goodreads, and NetGalley peter@thereadingdesk.com

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