Book Review: Jog On – How Running Saved My Life by Bella Mackie

  Jog on - How Running Saved My Life By Bella Mackie The Blurb: Divorced and struggling with deep-rooted mental health problems, Bella Mackie ended her twenties in tears. She could barely find the strength to get off the sofa, let alone piece her life back together. Until one day she did something she had never done … Continue reading Book Review: Jog On – How Running Saved My Life by Bella Mackie

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Book Review: The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya

The Blurb: Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when her mother and father began to speak in whispers, when neighbors began to disappear, and when she heard the loud, ugly sounds her brother said were "thunder." In 1994, she and her fifteen-year-old sister, Claire, fled the Rwandan massacre and spent the next six years wandering … Continue reading Book Review: The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya

Book Review: Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading by Lucy Mangan (plus my own history of childhood reading)

The Blurb: When Lucy Mangan was little, stories were everything. They opened up new worlds and cast light on all the complexities she encountered in this one. She was whisked away to Narnia – and Kirrin Island – and Wonderland. She ventured down rabbit holes and womble burrows into midnight gardens and chocolate factories. She … Continue reading Book Review: Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading by Lucy Mangan (plus my own history of childhood reading)

Book Review: How to Build a Car by Adrian Newey

The Blurb: 'Adrian has a unique gift for understanding drivers and racing cars. He is ultra competitive but never forgets to have fun. An immensely likeable man.' Damon Hill The world’s foremost designer in Formula One, Adrian Newey OBE is arguably one of Britain’s greatest engineers and this is his fascinating, powerful memoir. How to … Continue reading Book Review: How to Build a Car by Adrian Newey

My Selection of October’s New Book Releases

  There are some exciting and lustworthy new releases coming out through October; here are the ones that have caught my eye. I'm hoping this list is useful for anyone looking for book treat/gift inspiration:   YA Fiction: All The Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater released 10th October by Scholastic Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okora released … Continue reading My Selection of October’s New Book Releases