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You Review: The Lost Diaries of Adrian Mole

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Reviewed by Eefje Koppers (ABC Den Haag Staffer)

Adrian Mole is not having a good time!

width=He has been kicked out of his mother’s house and has to live on a council estate , which clearly doesn’t befit his status as a celebrated author. The fact that this status exists only in his own imagination doesn’t seem to bother him and it makes for wickedly funny reading. As if all that is not bad enough, his love life is a shambles, his neighbors are loud, violent and have serious criminal tendencies, his children are ignoring his sound parenting advice and he gets on the wrong side of the law.

The Lost Diaries of Adrian Mole is a hilarious insight into the daily struggles of a hypochondriac drama queen with a strong God complex. It was my first venture into the world of Adrian Mole, but I thoroughly enjoyed his ramblings. There is a whole stack of Adrian Mole books, starting when he was just a highly-strung teenager, but they can be read out of order or just on their own. It is a funny, light-hearted read that will have you chuckling out loud more than once. I for one will be tempted to collect them all, just so the laughs can continue! Enjoy the read!

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We Love Books!

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Recommended by your ABC Bookseller: Eefje

Happiness for Dummies by W. Doyle Gentry

Includes tips and techniques for living “the good life.” This guide introduces readers to the concepts, techniques, and hands-on exercises of positive psychology so that they can lead more fulfilling lives and become happier individuals. It is useful for people suffering from depression, uncertainty, or a general lack of meaning and direction.

The Secret History of the World by Jonathan Black

Presents a narrative history that shows the basic facts of human existence on this planet can be viewed from a very different angle: from the account of the evolution of the species to the occult roots of science, from the secrets of the Flood to the esoteric motives behind American foreign policy.

The Secret Destiny of America by Manly P. Hall

Manly P. Hall’s two classic works on the hidden history and occult mission of America – The Secret Destiny of America and America’s Assignment with Destiny – have each been redesigned and reset for this special two-in-one volume.

The Complete Vision Board Kit by John Assaraf

From one of The Secret’s key contributors comes a unique kit that contains everything readers need to create their own Vision Board–a roadmap to success and a picture of the future they want. Includes instructional DVD.

The Secret Gratitude Book by Rhonda Byrne

This book is one of the most powerful tools you can ever use to transform your life into total joy. When you use this book every day and write about all the things in your life you are grateful for, you will be amazed at the never-ending list of thoughts that come back to you of more things to be grateful for. You can use The Secret Gratitude Book to powerfully attract specific things that you want into your life in absolute abundance.

I also have some new, interesting tarot card sets. Very cool indeed!

ABC’s Favorite Books of 2008 (S – T + 2E)

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Yay, more Best Reads 2008 from my colleagues!

It’s the penultimate list, so have a good look at what Steven (Special Order Department Whipcracker), Tiemen (Jack of All Trades and all round Nice Guy ™, Amsterdam), Tjeerd (Lady of the House, Special Order Department, Amsterdam) and Eefje (New Age/Consciousness buyer, Customer Service Idol, Den Haag) have to offer…  Find out who digs potato peels, who likes drag queens, who enjoys sci-fi, and who has been reading forgotten classics.

Edit:  One other Top 5 came in under the radar, which I’m including here!  Thank you Ester (Movie Checker, Manga, Art, Horror, Classics Buyer, Den Haag) for finding some time in your hectic month to mail them through…

Thanks to all those colleagues who sent something in – I love to read about what everyone else is reading!  Although this year there’s not one clear favorite, methinks.

After the jump!