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The Inheritance & Other Stories
Robin Hobb, Megan Lindholm
Progress: 82/400 pages
Cherie Priest
Progress: 109/416 pages
Hope Mirrlees, Neil Gaiman, Douglas A. Anderson
Progress: 146/236 pages
The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories
Don DeLillo
Progress: 34/224 pages
Sane New World: Taming the Mind
Ruby Wax
Progress: 16/256 pages
Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life
'John Townsend', 'Henry Cloud'
Progress: 69/320 pages


Skellig - Almond,  David Almond,  David, David Almond Interesting book.An enjoyable and easy read - as you'd perhaps expect from something aimed at children. The book is a fairly simple and straightforward story - there are no real surprises in the plot itself - of a boy who meets a strange person in the crumbling garage of his new home, the eponymous 'Skellig'.It's written with a child's voice but also has a particular tone to the writing which will either strike you as lyrical or overly stylised depending on how well you're enjoying it. I was mostly in the first camp with a few forays into the second. I'd definitely recommend it to any adult looking for a light charming read or any child with a love of the unusual.