It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.1 As Gregor Samsa awoke that morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.2 The dog was lying on the grass in the middle of the lawn in front of Mrs Shears’ house.3 Curiouser and curiouser!, cried Alice.4 ‘It’s today!’ said Piglet. ‘My favourite day,’ said Pooh.5
That was the day the Curious Book Fans site was born. We built a small room on the world wide web. The door is open for all readers who want to hear and talk about books. Welcome to our room full of books…
Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe By ROMAIN PUERTOLAS, book review Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Slum, Katherine Boo, book review Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn, book review Adultery by Paulo Coelho, book review
In the Light of What We Know,  Zia Haider Rahman, book review The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness , book review How to Eat Out, Giles Coren, book review If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home by Lucy Worsley

Most popular reviews in 2013

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Campari for Breakfast, Sara Crowe, book review Ajax Penumbra 1969 by Robin Sloan, book review The Goddess and the Thief, Essie Fox, book review This Boy, Alan Johnson, book review
Mirror City by Chitrita Banerji, book review Tamar Cohen, The Broken, book review One Step Closer to You, Alice Peterson, book review The Three by Sarah Lotz, book review

Curious Book Fans talked to:

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Light Shining in the Forest Paul Torday, book review Life After Life,  Kate Atkinson, book review

The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness, book review

Kindred, Octavia E. Butler, book review

Lost and Found, Tom Winter, book review

A Blaze of Autumn Sunshine,  Tony Benn, book review

Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore , Robin Sloan, book review Junglezen Sheru, book review

Curious Book Fans read to children:

Matilda, Roald Dahl, book review Aliens in Underpants Save the World by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort, book review We Honestly Can Look After Your Dog (Charlie and Lola), Lauren Child, book review The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers, book review
The BFG, Roald Dahl, book review Mr. Gum and the Goblins,  Andy Stanton, Illustrated by David Tazzyman Horrid Henry and the Zombie Vampire - Francesca Simon, book review The Gruffalo's Child, Julia Donaldson
1 – 1984, George Orwell; 2 – The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka; 3 – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Mark Haddon; 4 – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll, 5 – The House at Pooh Corner, A.A. Milne