47 degrees by Justin D’Ath

Hi everyone, this week’s post takes the reader to another extreme of the temperature scale and tells a tale of survival from a forest fire. The young heroine in this story finds herself and her family in a dangerous situation and well… you’ll have to read on to find out…

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Into the hurricane by Neil Connelly

Hi everyone, this week’s post, as the title suggests, tells the tale of how two teenagers survive a hurricane. This is a book that covers quite a number of dark themes and I would suggest parents and teachers read it first before allowing your teenager. Despite this tiny disclaimer, this is one of those stories that will keep you well awake into the early hours of the morning…

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Raven’s mountain by Wendy Orr

Hi everyone, this first week’s post is about a young girl and her ordeal atop a high mountain. You’d be amazed but I’ve never been higher than the Sky tower in Auckland, so reading this gave me quite an experience. If you are an experienced climber or someone who enjoys the great outdoors, then this is the perfect read for you. If not, then make this the book to start you off today. Well…what are you waiting for…go ahead…press the button

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Survival is the key for February

Hi everyone, here we are heralding the second month of a new year already. I hope all of you over in the northern half of the world haven’t been too cold and are holding up. Down here in New Zealand, if we didn’t have hot, dry days, then it was bucketing down with humid downpours!! This month I decided to select a theme for the review posts and as you can see above, I selected the broad and vast, “survival.”

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Small move, Big change by Caroline L. Arnold

Hi everyone, this last week’s post is an adult non-fiction title that caught my eye a few years ago. When I was researching the best New Year’s resolutions, I realised I had read somewhere a book that helped break down resolutions into small, manageable-sized tasks!! So, if you were thinking of working on your resolutions this year like me, why not see if this book helps…

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If only by Adele Broadbent

Hi everyone, this week’s post is a read intended for teenagers; specifically those from New Zealand. However, if you have a tween or teen reader who’s interested in conservation and the welfare of marine animals, then this is a perfect read for them. Why not see if it’s a contender for their TBR lists…

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Circa now by Amber McRee Turner

Hi everyone, this week’s post is a review of a quirky and moving book I found some time ago. The edition I read had a different cover but the story still lingers in my memories. I hope you enjoy this read and getting to know young Circa and her family…

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My New Year’s resolutions

Hello everybody and welcome to the first post for 2021!! As you can see above in my title, I intend to give you a peek into my resolutions for the year. Those who know me personally, will know that I’m terrible when it comes to keeping these and need constant motivation and gentle nudging in the right direction. Just in case I do need some extra guidance, you will find them listed below… 

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