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Books Read in April

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

This wasn't especially well-written, except in patches but I thought that it was reasonably helpful. After all, it's not a good idea to brood about the past all the time or constantly think about a better future. How often have you regretted not enjoying good times in the past as much as you should have? How quickly it goes! (I'm over 30.) This book shows a way of finding peace of mind by living entirely in the present.

Cherry: A Life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard

This Antarctic hero famously almost lost his life searching for the eggs of the Emperor Penguin hoping that they'd help solve a Darwinian problem.

A son of an aristocratic family who eventually inherited two English estates, Cherry-Garrard could have become a country gentleman and squire. He didn't need to work, but he was looking for more meaning in his life. He met Edward Wilson who became his mentor and helped him win a place on Scott's last expedition. 'Cherry&…

Victorian Reading Challenge

I've joined the Victorian Challenge is being hosted by Alex from Le Canape

When you join you choose one of these levels:

* A drink at Whitechapel: 3 books
* A walk in Hyde Park: 4 books
* A tour of the British Museum: 5 books
* A visit to Buckingham Palace: 6 books

I've joined a bit late because the challenge has to be finished by 30 June 2009. Your books must have either been written during the time of Queen Victoria's reign, or be set during this time!

I read North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell at the beginning of the year so I'm going to include that. I'm reading Crime and Punishment now.

I hope to make the visit to Buckingham Palace and read 6 books!

Bingo Hideout

I love to have a game of bingo occasionally. Now there is a cool way to play bingo online! Bingo is a social networking site which enables you to find out where to play free bingo online and chat about bingo.

Bingo features a directory of bingo sites, the latest news about bingo, articles about bingo and a blog. The news includes helpful articles, such as ten tips to make the most from your bingo site. The site is attractively laid out and very easy to use.

If you join Bingo you can obtain 200 pounds towards playing no deposit bingo.