I am a voracious and eclectic reader (from Australia) and I want a way of recording the books I have read.

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  1. Hi there,

    I’m looking after the PR for the novel ‘What Women Want’ and thought it might be something for My Book Club Reviews.

    ‘What Women Want’ is a novel by Fanny Blake about love and life and issues that face women today as they try to decide what they want – and come to realise what they need.

    Fanny is a well-respected journalist and writer and is currently Books Editor for Woman and Home Magazine. More recently she has written bestselling non-fiction titles to accompany Channel 4 television series including A Place in the Sun, Location, Location, Location and Grand Designs. What Women Want is her first novel.
    Would you be interested in reviewing the book?

    We’re also planning a coffee morning with Fanny and a few selected journos to discuss the book, which we of course would like to invite you too. Is this something you’d be interested in?

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Thanks, Kat

  2. Hi there.
    I wonder whether you might be interested in reviewing my new book (?). It’s an historical fiction, “Nor the Years Condemn”, now available as an ebook at Smashwords http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/87708 in all ebook formats including a free reading sample in most formats. Even if you don’t have an eReader (which I don’t yet), it’s downloadable in PDF format for PC viewing and even printing.

    I had my first book, “Goodbye Crackernight”, published in 2009, a comic memoir of growing up in 1970s Australia, back in a long-lost era when a child’s proudest possession was not a Playstation but a second-hand bike. “Goodbye Crackernight” was so warmly received by Australian readers that it secured me a place on the program of the prestigious Byron Bay Writers’ Festival 2010.

    “Nor the Years Condemn” is based on the true history of how, in World War 2, the best and brightest of a generation were picked to become fighter pilots to fight against Nazi Germany, this ‘cream of the crop’ selection being a simple necessity for the awesome job at hand. I am passionate to tell this story not only because it’s one of the noblest, most exciting and tragic sagas imaginable, but also as this ‘cream of the crop’ fact of history allows for the most amazing characters in fictional format: The young men picked to fly the iconic Supermarine Spitfire against Nazism were superlative sports stars, the most intelligent and delightful, sometimes hilarious young men. The fact that they had a 1-in-3 chance of survival makes the loss of so many of them incredibly heart-rending for the reader of my story. And that is indeed the essence of its title, “Nor the Years Condemn”: For it is not only the story of young men fighting and winning the noblest possible fight but also the story of shining young men destined never to become old, and of those who do: the survivors ‘condemned by the years’ to their memory of friends who remain forever young.

    Please let me know your thoughts.
    Yours sincerely
    Justin Sheedy.

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    I”ve added you book to my list of to be read books. Racquel

  4. Hi, Racquel. Delighted to hear that and Happy New Year. Latest news on “Nor the Years Condemn”: It will be available at Amazon as a print-on-demand (paperback) from aprox after the 1st week of January.
    Very best wishes to you
    Justin Sheedy.

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