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Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Will Make You Cry

It is my last week here at Hot Key Books, and it’s making me really sad. But since I’m stone cold when saying goodbye (seriously, what’s wrong with me?), I do like to find a comforting outlet for those suppressed tears. So for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday we’re listing…

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June Book Club Pick: WIDE SARGASSO SEA by Jean Rhys

YAY! It’s my turn to pick the book for this month’s Hot Key Book Club. For June we’ll be reading… WIDE SARGASSO SEA by Jean Rhys When I came across this book I instantly wanted to read it as it is considered the prequel to one of my favorite classics,…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Rebels in Literature

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is Rebels in Literature. Here’s a list of rebellious characters, who all go against the norm to fight for what they love and what they believe in, and most of time, managing to do this in a pretty cool, inspiring, sometimes completely dangerous way… 1. Antoinette…

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January Book Club pick: NO & ME by Delphine de Vigan

It’s time to stir yourself from any residual Christmas-pudding induced lassitude (I confess!) and spring into the Happy New Year Book Club book. I’ve chosen NO & ME by Delphine de Vigan – a French novel that I completely fell in love with when I first read it.  There are…

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The 50 Book Challenge

It is the second week of December and the end of the year is coming closer and closer. Am I stressed out about cooking a Christmas dinner or buying my last presents? No. The thing that preoccupies my mind at the end of every year is: how many books do…

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More Than Dyslexia

Recently we received an email from Bethan Mitchell, who is writing a dissertation on dyslexia for her BA Graphic Design and discovered our Maggot Moon multi-touch iBook, which also deals with this topic. Seeing as it is Dyslexia Awareness Week, we asked Bethan to share the idea for her dissertation…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Best Unusual Character Names

What’s in a name? This week we look at the ten most unique and unusual character names we’ve come across and see whether a name ever reflects its owner. 1. Veruca Salt (CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY by Roald Dahl) Veruca Salt is the most poisonous of Roald Dahl’s four…

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