• Favourites,  The library

    Libraries in 2018 (part 2)

    I think this is an interesting topic. Do you use your library? As you might know, if you have been following my blog I volunteer at my local library. Some days I can’t wait to get home and other days I enjoy my time there. This is part 2 of my “series” talking about Libraries. Part 1 is here! In the library, there are many things to do and it keeps you busy. There is looking for books and giving our books out to lend and keeping our costumers happy. The library is so useful for people with a low income as they can borrow books for 3 weeks at…

  • Favourites,  The library

    Libraries in 2018 (part 1)

    A library is an old idea which has been around for centuries. It hold books and recently since the 21st century DVDs and Audio books (tapes & CDs). It is a place where both young or old gather for their love of books & reading. It is a place anyone can go & not be judged. – (tweet this quote)   Adults In a library there is the Non-Fiction which house books on subjects from DIY to Cooking to Mental Health guides and everything in-between. It is the section for those of us who want to gather new knowledge. In the library there is the Fiction section. This is where the…

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    [REVIEW] Alice in Wonderland- Lewis Carroll

    A classic children’s fairytale that spanned the ages. This is a book that when you approach it you have to bear in mind that it is aimed at children so the writing style is different to what you would expect in an adult book. It is an interesting tale of how Alice (a young girl) fell down a rabbit hole while chasing a white rabbit who was “late”. Alice goes on a journey to find the rabbit and meets some peculiar people and animals on the way. This book is enchanting to read and a quick read too. The repetition of the word curious throughout the book reminds us that…

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    [REVIEW] Wicked – Gregory Maguire

    All about Politics, Witches and Wizards. I want to say I am reviewing this book after not reading in ages! Now that I think of it, I really should do a re-read at the end of the year when I get some time out of my busy reading schedule. This book is my all-time favourite book and it’s pretty good if I may say so myself. On my first read, I dived right into and it took me about 3 days to finish it. I really loved it. It is basically the backstory of who the “Wicked Witch of the West” in “The Wizard of Oz” is; where she came from,…

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    [REVIEW] Cold Feet: The Lost Years – Carmel Harrington

    A trip down memory lane with the original cast! This book arrived nice & early with a press release explaining the publishing date, plus quite a bit of information on both the book and author. I then picked it up to read and here is my review… This book is centred around the lives of the original cast of Cold Feet. It is an easy read and is based on the time between the old first series 1-5 in the 90/00s and the beginning of series 6. The current series airing in 2017 on ITV (UK) is series 7. After reading a few paragraphs it is easy to slip back into…

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    [REVIEW] Girl, Interrupted – Susanna Kaysen

    One woman’s journey through Mental Health. Once I received this book I set about reading it. It only took me 2-3 days to finish this book because not only is it a short book but interesting. It is an autobiography; about the author, Susanna Kaysen’s few years spent within a mental institution (famous for housing Sylvia Plath) on a teenage girls wing. The reason I picked this book up was that I had already watched the film (with Angelina Jolie, Brit Murphy & Winona Ryder) which made me fascinated about how close to the book the film was. The film was brilliant, I wondered if the book was too? Yes,…

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    [REVIEW] Murder in Little Shendon – A.H. Richardson

    A quick murder mystery that keeps you engaged This story starts with a murder of a village person, who is well known but not liked, set not long after WW2. The story progresses well and it is a cosy mystery which is easy to read. A. H Richardson is a good author who creates suspense well and some soft humour added to the story too. At under 300 pages, this book is nice and small and should be quick to read. Mr Hazlitt and Mr Brandon fill the storyline well by being amateur detectives. It is fun and light-hearted, plus their investigations into various character throughout the story are easy…

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    [REVIEW] Vendetta – Jack McSparron

    Mafia, Murder and drugs; all in one book? This book caught my eye when it came up on my bulk emails (linked to up and coming authors & review ebook copies) as an advertisement. So I grabbed it before it disappeared. This book is a quick read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It took me just under 24 hours to completely finish this as it was so entertaining. The man character is a kick-ass woman called Maggie Black, who is incredible. Her partner in this book and part-time lover is Leon. I feel both have an interesting backstory which propelled the story on well. The story takes place mainly in Venice,…