No More Plastic – Martin Dorey

Hello bookish friends, I had such a cosy day, it was raining and cold but I decided to get out of my bed and head out to go grocery shopping. It made me wet and not so happy but in the long run it was better because I now have food for the week. While … Continue reading No More Plastic – Martin Dorey

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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing – Hank Green

Hello Bookish Friends, I acquired an Arc of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing through my job and I was so happy to receive it. The cover is intriguing and beautiful. It took me a little while to get into the swing of this book and even then it was still a little awkward in places. However … Continue reading An Absolutely Remarkable Thing – Hank Green

Milk And Honey – Rupi Kaur

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur My rating: 5 of 5 stars Synopsis: Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals … Continue reading Milk And Honey – Rupi Kaur

Bookstores continued…

Hello, bookish friends I wanted to continue my cheap bookstore's post by going into the mass market stores. I have two in Kingston and both are good for different reasons but I certainly prefer one over the other. Waterstones is the first with their homely atmosphere. I love the layout of the Kingston Waterstones and … Continue reading Bookstores continued…

Every Light in the House Burnin’ – Andrea Levy

Synopsis: The remarkable, emotional debut novel, both funny and moving, which was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction, from the critically acclaimed Andrea Levy, author of the Orange Prize winning SMALL ISLAND and the Man Booker shortlisted THE LONG SONG. 'Better opportunity' - that's why Angela's dad sailed to England from America in 1948 … Continue reading Every Light in the House Burnin’ – Andrea Levy

A Very Special Year – Thomas Montasser

A Very Special Year by Thomas Montasser My rating: 4 of 5 stars Synopsis: "It’s not particularly difficult to run a successful bookshop, thought Valerie: a grasp of the rudiments of business, a sensible plan, a little skill in negotiation, a couple of contacts and a large portion of magic." When businesswoman Valerie takes over … Continue reading A Very Special Year – Thomas Montasser

Can You Hear Me? – Elena Varvello

Can You Hear Me? by Elena Varvello My rating: 4 of 5 stars Synopsis 1978. Ponte, a small community in Northern Italy: peaceful woods, discarded rubbish, a closed-down factory. An unbearably hot summer, like so many others--wilted flowers and trips to the waterfalls. Elia Furenti is sixteen, living in a secluded house with his parents, … Continue reading Can You Hear Me? – Elena Varvello