Sunday, 28 February 2010

Five stars for the sure-fire winners

When we moved into our tall, narrow house the removal men were horrified by the vast quantity of books we owned. One estimated we had 4,000 – more, he said grumpily, than an eccentric Oxford professor he’d recently worked for.

The truth is that I can’t resist books. I never have been able to. I used to spend all my pocket money on Enid Blyton stories (I loved the Malory Towers series) and was transfixed by Noel Streatfeild, Pamela Brown and Elinor Brent-Dyer. I’ve definitely ended up in the right job because I’m now a book reviewer. I read stacks of books every year and write about many of them in newspapers and magazines. But there are lots more I’d like to mention – which is why I’ve started the Point Paragraph blog.

Every week I’ll be reviewing newly-published books and giving my verdict – five stars for the sure-fire winners, no stars for the turkeys. I’d love to hear your views, and if there are any fantastic books you think should be featured in Point Paragraph, please let me know.

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