Top 11 Hobby Reading Books You Must Try Out

How many times have you wished that you were better at your hobby? Whether it’s painting, cooking, or carpentry, we all hope we can be a little bit better at the things we love to do. But what if I told you that there was a way to improve your skills without ever picking up…

The Dummy Pass – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Fiona couldn’t put her finger on it, but she could swear while he was catching his breath William was talking to someone and cheering people on. But there was no-one else there…was there?” I was very pleasantly surprised with this book! Patrick Smith’s The Dummy Pass is not just a fun children’s…

Mindful Communication for Happiness – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Good communication is vital to being happy. It’s important to think for yourself and evaluate what’s true.” Communication has never been one of my strong points. I have gotten better over the years, but there is still plenty for me to work on! Thankfully, this book gave me that perfect stepping stone…

How to Write a Book Review: Tips from an Experienced Reader

Do you love to read? Do you like to share your thoughts on the books you read with others? If so, then you may want to consider writing book reviews. Book reviews can be a great way to share your thoughts on a book and help other readers decide if they will read the book…

Double Pursuit – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “She’s hunting arms smugglers. But who is hunting her?” Alison Morton has stunned me once again with book two in the Mélisende Thrillers series! Double Pursuit is the perfect follow-up to book one, Double Identity, and if anything, this one is even more explosive! The plot has been so suspenseful and gripping,…

The Wild Remedy – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “When life is incessantly exhausting, has thrown you a terrible gluey lump of pain and you feel dreadfully, dingily sad, a leafy place and the sight of a bird in it can divert and begin to heal the mind.” My first non-fiction read of 2022, and what an incredible journey I’ve just…

The Holiday Plan – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Sometimes you have to let go of trying to control everything and have a little faith. Faith that, in spite of anything that’s happened, you’re right where you’re meant to be, at just the right time.” There’s always something extra special about your first book of the year, and The Holiday Plan…

My Top 10 Books of 2021

Another year, another top 10 list! 2021 has been even more difficult than 2020, something I didn’t expect at all. Of course, with difficult years comes the inability to read as much as you like. Saying this, I did manage a respectable 53 books – significantly less than last year but I’m still proud of…

That Night – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Something tells her that this is far from over. That the cracks are going to get deeper, form chasms, enough to move continents.” I’m embarrassed to say that this book is my first read by Gillian McAllister. (I know, I know. Even though all her books have been sitting on my bookshelf…

The History And Future Of Storytelling

The history of storytelling is a long and storied one. In fact, it’s so old that nobody can even say for sure where or when it started. We have found cave paintings from as far back as 28,000 BC, showing a reindeer being attacked by two cave lions. We also know that since the first…