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A GIRL AND A GOOD BOOK

January 27, 2011


Women know how to read properly, while men have a desultory and, at best, casual approach to books: this is the finding of a survey into the nation’s literary habits. It seems like as us girls gorwo mature we tend to pick up a book which is a great way to relax, stimulate our minds and pass time. We also love reading things that stimulate us on life, friendship, beauty, fashion and of course love.
New research suggests that nearly half of women are avid readers who cannot put a book down once they begin it and who reliably get through a long list of titles in an average year. Men, on the other hand, are much less likely to keep up this sort of pace. Twice as many men as women admitted that they never finish a book.

Serial Shelvers have shelves full of books that have never been opened and are not likely to be: 17% of women and 20% of men fall into this category.

The Double Booker has at least two books on the bedside table. These are the butterfly-minded consumers who start a new book in the middle of another and claim they can easily switch from one to another. The gender divide here disappears completely, with 12% of both men and women in this category. Im a bit like that as i have started my early 20’s and find myself reading more. it started ith magazines and has slowly gone to books without me really realising it. so thought id post up a couple of books that you guys may find interesting if you feel the urge to cuddle up in bed with a cup of hot choclate an a good book.


Belle was raised in a brothel in London but despite her innocence being protected from the “activities upstairs”, it’s shattered when she witnesses a murder. She is snatched and sold to work in prostitution in Paris and then onto a “gaming house” in New Orleans, far from home.
Her writing is really good and this novel is challenging to put down. Lesley Pearse is one of the UK’s best selling authors and “Belle” proves how deserving this title is.


The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd centers on Lily’s search for a connection to her mother who died in a tragic accident when she was a toddler. Taking place in South Carolina in the 1960s, The Secret Life of Bees explores race, love and the idea of home in turbulent times. It is a lovingly written drama that keeps the pages turning. I highly recommend The Secret Life of Bees, especially to women and women’s book clubs.


If you like things history then check out Cleopatra: A Life is written by renowned historian and authoress Stacy Schiff.
It is an accurate and in-depth biography of the life of this amazing woman, written in such a way that engages the reader.Cleopatra: A Life is an education. We see her protrayed as never before.


Fun, feisty, and super sexy. Girls Aloud are the most successful girl band the UK has ever seen. (well after spice girls) Since winning ITV’s Popstars: The Rivals in 2002, Cheryl, Kimberley, Nadine, Nicola and Sarah have come a very long way indeed. With a record-breaking twenty consecutive Top 10 singles, six platinum albums and a Brit Award, they are both loved by the masses and acclaimed by the press. Now, in Dreams That Glitter, the girls share with us the story of their phenomenal success. Giving a personal insight into their childhoods, their love interests, their struggle for recognition and packed full of pictures from the girls’ own personal collections, Dreams that Glitter shares with us the innermost secrets of the nation’s favourite girl band, and reveals exactly what it feels like when all of your dreams come true.


“Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden”Vintage
Memoirs of a Geisha is a wonderful book, full of beautiful descriptions and a page turning story. Memoirs takes place in Japan before and during World War II. It is written as if it is a true story, and the voice is very believable. For those who enjoy love stories, it is a must read.


If you like you fictional fairytales Neil Gaiman, one of the finest fantasy storytellers of modern times, wrote Stardust to honor the simpler fairy tales and fantasies of times past, where a town was akin to a place magical and a person could wonder without restraint if he or she so choosed. What Gaiman accomplishes with this storytelling endeavor is as imaginative as Tinkerbell’s pixie dust in transporting the reader through a tale of love, danger and adventure.

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