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Why You Should Use Repair Pal

Do you want to find the best information about your car?  If so, you should look up Repair Pal.  This useful site contains reviews of different car models and information about recalls and technical service bulletins of many different cars.

Repair Pal also provides price estimates for repairs.  They tell you what you need to know about particular repairs.  They will even send a printable version of the estimate to your email.

You can also find a list of repair shops in your area by looking up Repair Pal.  You do this by entering your city or postcode. Then the company shows you the best repair shop in your area.  It also has user ratings and reviews of the shop.

This is an excellent website with lots of helpful information for car owners.

Books Read in May

Elizabeth of Glamis by David Duff

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Elizabeth of Glamis provides evocative and descriptive accounts of royal events and ceremonies.  The royal history is interesting.

However, you won't learn much about the Queen Mother from this book. She must have had a will of steel and she was very supportive of her husband.  She was also devastatingly charming and a wonderful hostess.
Duff seems to regard her as almost verging on sainthood! You won't find any criticism of her in these pages, let alone any scandal or gossip.

I am a fan of the Queen Mother's, but this book even got on my nerves in the end.  The writing was just too cloying.  The style is also rather old-fashioned and breathless, although I didn't mind that.

Me & Orson Welles by Robert Kaplow

This is a coming of age story full of excitement and drama.  When Richard is 'discovered' by Orson Welles and placed in his innovative Caesar, his life changes for ever.  He falls in love with t…

Books Read in April

Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

This is a haunting book about a young Irish girl who has to leave Ireland for a new life in Brooklyn in the 1950's.  When she gets there, she suffers from terrible homesickness but she gradually starts to enjoy her new life and fall in love.  Eventually she has to return to Ireland where she faces difficult choices...

Toibin certainly captures the atmospheres of Ireland and Brooklyn in the 1950's and cleverly compares them.  He also has an uncanny ability to describe the way that Eilis, the main character, would feel in that situation.  He also makes her extremely likeable and memorable.

The only problem that I had with this book is that I felt that I had to read every word.  It seemed to require a lot of concentration for some reason, although it isn't by any means a difficult book to read.