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2019 reading goals

I can not believe it…I read 50 books in 2018!! For me, that is huge!  I have always loved to read. I never used to count the actual amount; I definitely read much more when I was younger, and then my personal reading amount decreased when I started at university and was replaced with scientific […] Read more…

Ella Minnow Pea – Book Review

Ella Minnow Pea is a story that follows a girl who lives on the island of Nollop off the coast of South Carolina, which was named after the author of the well-known pangram, ‘The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.’ Ella’s happy and simple life begins to change as the island’s council adopts totalitarian […] Read more…

How To Be Brave – Book Review

How To Be Brave by Louise Beech is a special find. It is an incredibly powerful and immersive read, and that is an understatement.  I read this as a buddy read with Stephen, who has become a regular buddy-read friend. Our discussions were stimulating and thought-provoking, and through our shared love of not only books […] Read more…

The Artisan Heart – Book review

Dean Mayes is an author who continues to show his talent with his latest novel, The Artisan Heart. Dean has stepped into the romance genre with this compelling book, and though this varies from his other great books, this style fits Dean perfectly. I have a not-so-secret confession. I am not a fan of romance […] Read more…

Save your bones NOW (no matter your age)

I am constantly reading health related information and research; I really enjoy learning more about the body, nutrition and medical conditions and it helps me to put into practice a few things to potentially improve my own health. Recently, I’ve been focusing on what is good to do now that can impact health positively down […] Read more…