The Way Past Winter

In an everlasting winter, sisters Mila and Pipa set out in search for their brother Oskar. Mila is certain that he didn’t accompany the stranger of his own accord, that he didn’t leave like their father did. Her other sister, Sanna feels that he has abandoned them as their father did. I loved this book Read More …

Simply The Quest

Well, in the second book of Maz Evans series we find out that it is not only QEII that has an interesting skill set, the rest of the royal family has certain aptitudes and attitudes. Nice to know that everyone enjoys a good BBQ. We follow Elliot in his quest for the rest of the Read More …

Books For August 2018

A new monthly feature where I do a round up of the books I’m most anxious to read. Fiction, non-fiction and children’s books are all included. Fiction Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini (9781526602718) As with Journey and Illegal, this is a story that need to be shouted about and the combination of Hosseini’s prose and Read More …

Mistakes And The Process Of Making

QUESTIONS TO YOURSELF Ask yourself these questions applying them to work you’ve already done or to work you are about to do. Or even they could be used on other people, seminars, etc. have I made this work with the attitude of it being an experiment? what am I trying out? what is my intention Read More …

Mortal Engines

From the moment you start reading Mortal Engines it pulls you along at a furious pace through a thrilling adventure set in the far future where cities are now mobile and follow the tenets of Municipal Darwinism. The two main characters Tom meets Hester under dangerous circumstances and they are drawn into one adventure after Read More …

How To Write The Perfect Blog Post

After reading umpteen posts on ‘How to Blog for your Audience’, ‘Blogging for Cash’, ‘Incentivise Your Blogging’, Money and Blogging, ‘Blogging Will Help Your Pension Fund’, etc. I thought I would let you in on my secret for writing the perfect blog post. Write what you want, when you want! This is it, I don’t Read More …

The Woman In Black

The Woman in Black has always been a book that has been floating around my head as a book to read, talked about, mentioned when a good ghost story was required, but that I had never read, not even after the film with Daniel Radcliffe in it. This blog gives me an excellent excuse to Read More …

Skinningrove

I was in Skinningrove for a course a while back and took the opportunity to take some photographs as it was quite misty making the area look quite sinister and I just don’t get to Skinningrove that often as it’s off the beaten track (unless of course you’re on the Cleveland Way). There is an Read More …

Boy Underwater

This is the story of Cymbeline and his family, Cymbeline is nine-years old and his mother has avoided to teach him to swim in all those years. Then due to a school trip to the swimming pool the past unfolds itself into the present causing all sorts of problems and heartache. The exploration of mental Read More …

Around The World In 80 Trees

I was so privileged to receive a reading copy of this from Laurence King Publishing, and it even came with a beautiful poster. Everything else I was reading had to be put on hold until I had finished this, though I could have dipped in and out of it as the book is written in Read More …