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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry – My Thoughts

Harold FryAuthor -Rachel Joyce

Blurb (from Goodreads) –

Recently retired, sweet, emotionally numb Harold Fry is jolted out of his passivity by a letter from Queenie Hennessy, an old friend, who he hasn’t heard from in twenty years. She has written to say she is in hospice and wanted to say goodbye. Leaving his tense, bitter wife Maureen to her chores, Harold intends a quick walk to the corner mailbox to post his reply but instead, inspired by a chance encounter, he becomes convinced he must deliver his message in person to Queenie–who is 600 miles away–because as long as he keeps walking, Harold believes that Queenie will not die.
So without hiking boots, rain gear, map or cell phone, one of the most endearing characters in current fiction begins his unlikely pilgrimage across the English countryside. Along the way, strangers stir up memories–flashbacks, often painful, from when his marriage was filled with promise and then not, of his inadequacy as a father, and of his shortcomings as a husband.
Ironically, his wife Maureen, shocked by her husband’s sudden absence, begins to long for his presence. Is it possible for Harold and Maureen to bridge the distance between them? And will Queenie be alive to see Harold arrive at her door?

My thoughts – (more…)

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And Then There Were None – my thoughts

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Author: Agatha Christie

Blurb (from Goodreads):

First, there were ten – a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal – and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. One by one they fall prey. Before the weekend is out, there will be none. And only the dead are above suspicion. (more…)

Looking back at 2014….a bookish journey

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This is supposed to be a year end post but I have decided it to make it my 1st post for the brand New Year 2015. It’s still January, and technically I can still wish you a Happy New Year! 😛 I am sure 2015 is treating everyone nicely. 🙂
Anyways, I came across the End of Year Book Survey 2014 in the blog of The Readdicts Book Blog and I, too, decided to jump in to be a part of this event. This survey is originally hosted by Jamie @ The Perpetual Page Turner. So,here we go –  (more…)