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Purple Hibiscus – By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Posted by Parastou: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary Read with us! See below for a chance to win a copy of Purple Hibiscus. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of those authors that I’ve always meant to read but never actually gotten round to (my to-read list increases exponentially). With Half of A Yellow Sun hitting the silver […]

Author Spotlight: Trisha Ashley

I’ve never been the biggest fan of chick-lit; I guess I’m too much into my cars, gangster films and kung-fu to be able to truly connect to romantic, girly stories.  Don’t get me wrong, I love chic-flicks and am strangely addicted to historical romance, but the modern-day stories have never really caught my eye…. …Until […]

The Hummingbird Bakery Home Sweet Home – by Tarek Malouf

Posted by Parastou: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary As the self-proclaimed office baker, baking-blogger and general foodie of the Never-Ending Library team – you can imagine my excitement when the Hummingbird Bakery released their newest recipe book. The Hummingbird Bakery books was the first recipe book I ever had (sad – isn’t it?) and is actually the […]

Chocolate Shoes and Wedding Blues – By Trisha Ashley

Posted by Parastou: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary This book is like a box of chocolates – full of tantalising delights that are simply too delicious to put down. Chocolate Shoes and Wedding Blues is the ultimate girly read and a perfect gift for Mother’s Day. Forgive me for using Forrest Gump’s famous quote but it was […]

Girl with A Pearl Earring – by Tracy Chevalier

Posted by Parastou: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary This is a story of romance and longing; of a communion of spirit that life’s unfortunate circumstances may be able to stop, but can’t bury. Johannes Vermeer has remained one of the great enigmas of 17th-century Dutch art – little is known of his personal life. The portrait of […]

Wuthering Heights – By Emily Brontë

Posted by Parastou: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary Have you ever had a love/hate relationship with a book? You could be reading a horrifically sad story, where everything goes wrong and gets worse the more you read; but there’s something that keeps you going? That’s how I felt when reading Wuthering Heights. It’s one of those classics […]

e-Q&A with Parastou

Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary     You know us from our eclectic reviews, our intriguing Facebook statuses and our weird and wonderful tweets – but how much do you really know about us and what it’s like be an EQA’er? Here’s what Parastou had to say …   Name: Parastou Genre: Fantasy / historical fiction What are you […]

Gallows Thief – By Bernard Cornwell

Posted by Parastou: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary The saying goes ‘never judge a book by its cover’; OK then, I’ll judge it by its title: The Gallows Thief: literally – a person who robs the gallows of victims to hang.  Sold! This was another audiobook I was lucky enough to proofread (or proof-listen to, as Emma […]

Shards of A Broken Crown – By Raymond E. Feist

Posted by Parastou: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary To all the die-hard fantasy readers out there, if you haven’t already read this book, or this series, you must do so immediately. Right now. Go! Raymond Feist has been on my ‘to read’ list forever, but I never actually got round to reading any of them.  When Shards […]

The Birth House – By Ami McKay

Posted by Parastou: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary Calling all fans of ‘Call the Midwife’, you’re going to want to know about this book! Ami McKay takes us to the wilds of Nova Scotia, Canada, where the mysterious and elderly midwife, Miss Babineau, takes young Dora Rare in and teaches her the secretive early practices of childbirth. […]

Death Comes AsThe End – By Agatha Christie

Posted by Parastou: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary Before I can talk about this book I have to make a confession … I had never read an Agatha Christie book before. The shame of it! Her books have always been on my ‘to read’ list but I’ve never gotten round to actually reading one.  So you can imagine […]

Dragon Danger / Grasshopper Glue – Scoular Anderson

Posted by Parastou: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary There is only one thing I like better than a great book … two great books wrapped up in one! And that’s exactly what you get with this magical children’s ebook. I got to work on Dragon Danger & Grasshopper Glue by pure chance but I am so glad […]

Insight Releases Interactive Apps

Have you ever gone on holiday and left your trusty phrasebook at home? Or, even worse, believed that you didn’t need one and that your rudimentary memory of GSCE French would get you through? I can tell you, it’s not fun when you get there and all you can say is ‘Excusez-moi, parlez-vous anglais?’ Well […]

House of Many Ways – By Diana Wynne Jones

Posted by Parastou: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary Stevie would normally be your ‘go to’ person for children’s books – she absolutely loves them.  Well, all I have to say after reading this book is … step back Stevie, I’m the new children’s fan! This book is chaotically magical and a great read for any age group. Charmain […]

10% Adults Own e-readers

According to Ofcom’s Communications Market Report 2012, 10% of adults now own an e-reader (this does not take into account tablet-based e-reading, so the number reading on portable devices – including tablet and mobile – is certain to be much higher). The ownership of tablets has also increased by 9% in the last year. Further […]

The Constant Princess – By Philippa Gregory

Posted by Parastou: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary We all think of Katherine of Aragon as the barren wife of the legendary King Henry VIII but behind this Tudor legacy lies a fascinating story of women warriors, hidden promises, and an unspeakable love that could change the fate of a nation. I’ve read a lot of historical […]