Killing for Company: The Case of Dennis Nilsen – Brian Masters

On 9 February 1983, Police arrested Dennis Nilsen after human remains were found to be the cause of blocked drains at his home in Muswell Hill, London. When they arrested him they could never have envisaged the true extent of his crimes but whilst questioning him over the next few days he confessed to 15 murders committed over a 4 year period at 2 locations. Most of his victims had never even been missed. Brian Masters book was written with full cooperation from Nilsen to give a unique level of insight into the serial killer’s mind.

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Power Hour – Adrienne Herbert

Has there ever been something you wanted to do with your life but you felt you didn’t have the time to do it? Let Adrienne Herbert give you the tools you need to maximise your time and achieve your goals with the Power Hour.

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The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

Amir and Hassan spent their childhood playing together on the streets of Kabul, despite the differences in their backgrounds, until one fateful day that changes everything and tears the two friends apart.

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December Round Up

Well, that’s December, and with it 2020, gone! Genuinely can’t believe we’re at the start of another year. Don’t know where the time has gone. I have been prioritising reading over the Christmas break and with the restrictions in place as well I have had quite a bit of reading time so that coupled with reading books from my childhood too has made for a huge reading month for me.

I read 11 books adding up to 2,763 pages this month, which has absolutely smashed my previous highest since I started tracking pages. Here’s how the books broke down:-

Second Form at Malory Towers – Enid Blyton

Run Away – Harlan Coben ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Third Year at Malory Towers – Enid Blyton

Darling – Rachel Edwards ⭐️⭐️⭐️

The BFG – Roald Dahl

What Makes Us Stronger – Freya Lewis ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Witches – Roald Dahl

Ten Years in an Open Necked Shirt – John Cooper Clarke ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Last Widow – Karin Slaughter ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

Greenlights – Matthew McConaughey ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Enchanted Wood – Enid Blyton

I want to concentrate on getting my TBR down a bit so going to try and concentrate on reading books from that rather than re-reads and also try not to buy too many new ones or request too many from NetGalley until I’ve reduced it a significant amount.

Check out my new page here on the blog that I’ll be using this year to keep track of my TBR and hopefully watch it slowly going down!

Do you have any reading goals for the new year?

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The Enchanted Wood – Enid Blyton

When Jo, Bessie and Fanny move to the country with their parents they are sure they will manage to find plenty adventures but they never could have imagined that just behind their house would be The Enchanted Wood and the magic Faraway Tree.

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Greenlights – Matthew McConaughey

“Greenlights” is part memoir, part life coach with McConaughey telling his story of how he became the man he is today and peppering the pages with tips the reader can follow and apply to their own lives.

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Half Year Point Thoughts

Well, what a 6 months it has been! For any new followers I use my birthday in June as my marker for the start of my reading year so whilst everybody else is doing their yearly wrap ups I’m only halfway through my year!

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The Last Widow – Karin Slaughter

First an Infectious Disease Specialist for the CDC, Michelle Spivey, is kidnapped in front of her daughter. Next, Sara Linton, Forensic Pathologist working alongside the GBI is violently taken and her boyfriend, Will Trent, is attacked. The evidence leads to a white supremacist, terrorist group named the IPA, Invisible Patriots Army, but what are they planning that requires a Specialist in Infectious Diseases and can Will get to Sara before it’s too late?

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Christmas Book Haul

I have been extremely fortunate this Christmas and have had a lot of wonderful gifts from my friends and family, including these fabulous bookish gifts!

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Ten Years in an Open Necked Shirt – John Cooper Clarke

A collection of poems by the Bard of Salford himself, John Cooper Clarke, including such classics as “I Wanna Be Yours” and “Salome Maloney”.

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