Tag Archives: good books

Is It More or Less?

This question is a key one as we head into 2012. A new year can highlight abundance for some and lack for others. When we realise we cannot control everything that happens to us but we can control our response … Continue reading

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COAST

Coast is an engaging novel by David Carnegie Young, set in Marton, New Zealand, a central North Island town in the Rangitikei District.  It is a story told through the lives of three men, Hector and his sons, Doug and … Continue reading

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One Book Lover To Another

It has probably occurred to you that we here at Jumping Tangents rather enjoy reading. Both Kimberley and I majored in English at university and have spent years perfecting the answer to: “Oh, that’s interesting! And what are you going … Continue reading

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“I love you. I’ll wait for you. Come back.”

A review of Ian McEwan’s Atonement (2001). Here lies the second installment of my book-saving pursuits. You would not believe the kind of trouble they get themselves into when neglected. Why, I saw one just yesterday sitting in the gutter … Continue reading

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CHOOSE LIFE

A review of Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting. Here is where I confess that as a six-year-old, my childhood dream was to grow up and become a heroin-fuelled, coke-snorting sex fiend. It all began with Jenny in Forrest Gump (she was so … Continue reading

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the book of awesome (it’s awesome)

a book review from Cathie: the book of awesome by Neil Pasricha (paperback 394 pages) The first I heard about the Book of Awesome was from a friend who thought it sounded like something Jumping Tangents would love. Woah! Thanks for … Continue reading

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the call of the camino

buen camino! people have been encouraging each other with these words for over one thousand years. do you know why? have you heard of the call of the camino de santiago? maybe you’ve already made the journey, perhaps on more … Continue reading

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we’d like this book. yes please.

okay, we realise new zealand book month is now officially over but any time’s a good time for a book, right? and, for those of you who haven’t seen their gorgeous trailer yet, enjoy. XX

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how do you do it?

we tend to err on the colour-coordination side of things but we know there’s more than one way to arrange a bookshelf. we’ve got a friend who told us she once spent a weekend organising hers using the dewey decimal … Continue reading

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the day we played fortune-tellers

for a while now, we’ve nurtured a dream of being a fortune-teller in a purple tent with jangling bracelets, a gold-capped tooth, and a faraway look in our eyes. so, since we’ve already got a circus tent at the little … Continue reading

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