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Book review :: Snap by Belinda Bauer

I’ve not read a Belinda Bauer book for a while and I’m not sure exactly why, but when I saw that this had been picked for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction and it was a crime novel, well, I had to read it. The opening chapter is just brilliant, completely gripping and terrifying. A

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Book review :: Open Your Eyes by Paula Daly

I’ve not done a book review for an age and what has happened to book club I hear you ask? Well, time, my friends, time. Time has gotten away from me and although I’ve been reading many books, I’ve forgotten to update the book club choices and stopped doing book reviews. I know, it’s not

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Make giant bubbles :: weekend adventures

Giant bubbles. They sound fun don’t they?  Well, let me assure you, they most certainly are. No matter what your age, whether you have kids or not, if you feel a bit down, or grumpy, spend some time making giant bubbles and I promise you’ll feel better. For starters, it’ll get you outside. You’re reading

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How to make time to read

In my previous life, before I had kids, I used to read about three of four books a week.  No joke. I remember long afternoons lying on my bed reading, whole weekends where I’d be able to float about the house, nothing to do other than lose myself in whatever book I had on the

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5 reasons to keep a writing pad

Writing pad (or notebooks) are underestimated. In the age of the smartphone, I can understand how the humble writing pad has lost some of its appeal.  I used to be the same, I’d think, ‘I’ve got my phone, with it’s handy notepad feature, why would I need to lug a writing pad about?’ But since

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