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Literary Fiction Mystery

The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold

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July 27, 2018

The Lovely Bones was a beautiful book that exposed deep feelings due to its very sad backdrop. The story relates to the child murder of Susie Salmon, and how from beyond the grave she watches how her family and friends come to terms with her death, and also how the…


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Crime Mystery Thriller

The Dead Ex – Jane Corry

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July 25, 2018

Deception

I was held spellbound from the first page to the last by this intricate and devious mystery. In a genre where it is difficult to stand out, The Dead Ex conjures up a captivating plot with plenty of suspense and surprises.

Vicki narrates the story as one of 3 women that will…


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Business

The Startup Owner’s Manual – Steve Blank

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July 24, 2018

Startup

The Startup Owners Manual is a wonderfully inspiring and informative book on how to start your entrepreneurial career and new business. It doesn’t cover the logistical or administrative tasks but it does focus on the most important aspect of how to achieve customer adoption and retention. In their terms,…


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Business Personal Development

7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey

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July 24, 2018

Principles

The book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is one of those seminal pieces of work that everyone should read. It is not a business book, it is not a marriage help book, it is not a parenting book and it is not a friendship book. It is a book…


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Blog Horror Mystery

Bloodline Audiobook Released – 24 July 2018

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July 24, 2018

The Audiobook narrated by the very talented Marnye Young is released today 24th July 2018. The Cull: Bloodline is written by Eric J Gates and is the first part of an enthralling and bloodthirsty series.

 

See book review on this site http://thereadingdesk.com/bloodline-by-eric-j-gates/

Literary Fiction

The Tyre – C.J. Dubois, E.C. Huntley

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July 24, 2018

Karma
The Tyre is one of those extremely evocative stories that deal with the multiple and diverse elements at play in the rigid caste system in India. It is also a story of a family’s good luck and misfortune, how hopes are created and dashed, how survival is a struggle, and…


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Literary Fiction Mystery

The Savage Garden – Mark Mills

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July 23, 2018

Prevarication
What was so appealing to me about “The Savage Garden” was first, a very engrossing and intriguing story, and second, to add extra spice, the very clever links with neoclassical literature, especially Dante’s epic poem Divine Comedy, and the soul’s journey towards God from Inferno (Hell), through Purgatorio and…


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Crime Reviews Thriller

Take It Back – D. Ray Thomas

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July 23, 2018

Reparation

This is a novella told in the first person by Douglas Gage. He’s a big guy, a guy that “… could see over the crowds at Walmart”. Gage is a modern day Robin Hood, stealing from con men to return defrauded monies to the poor and needy that have been…

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…

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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