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Llama Sutra – A Book to Devour

Melanie Whipman’s debut collection of short stories is a tour de force. Read Llama Sutra  in one go or bite off a delicious morsel one sitting at a time. But beware. Whipman’s fast-paced, dark, powerful stories full of twisty turns and tense moments will lure you in until The End. I read it in one go. I…

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Friends on the Shelf

Apparently, there are a lot more books out there written by men than women. The owner of a bookstore in Cleveland was so incensed by the gender divide  that she turned around all the books in her shop written by men. Here’s the article and above is the evidence, a virtual white-out. Funny,  because if you…

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Calling All Romantics – The Love Story Behind the Love Story: Doctor Zhivago

Addicted to romance? Did Boris Pasternak’s Russian classic Doctor Zhivago or the adapted Oscar-winning film rock your world? Actors Julie Christie and Omar Sharif  in their sable hats and over-sized military coats immortalised love in the snow. The show isn’t over. Lara: The Untold Love Story That Inspired Doctor Zhivago by Anna Pasternak gives the classic…