Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly

Hello everyone, this week’s post is about a book I found quite interesting and made me think of one’s identity. The story is about one young Filipino girl and her relationship with her mother. Although it’s set in small town America, the flavors of the Philippines is quite strong. So, if you want to read a story with a difference, try this one. Continue reading “Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly”

The OMG Blog by Karen McCombie

Hi everyone, I hope March is treating everyone fairly. Here in New Zealand the seasons are changing. Cool breezes and rain showers are welcomed after an exceptionally searing summer!! My review for this week is about another group of young girls, I know, I can’t seem to get away from groups!! This book though has a special element to it: blogging!! So if you’re interested, have a read of this post! Continue reading “The OMG Blog by Karen McCombie”

The Mother-Daughter Book Club series

Hello and welcome to a brand new month! This month as promised I will be featuring titles with mother daughter relationships as the central theme. This first selection is of a series of books that grabbed my attention from day one. And now the author sits in my Top 10 of favorite authors!! Have a read and let me know if you agree or not!! Oh, by the way, be prepared for everything!! Continue reading “The Mother-Daughter Book Club series”

March is for M

Hello and welcome to the merry month of March!!

Over here in New Zealand, March heralds the beginning of autumn, a changing of seasons. Most of the schools and universities welcome new entrants now and many of those who visit the library are always after something for their assignments. If you think I will be writing about school stories, you’ve thought wrong!! For me, March is the month of mothers!! Continue reading “March is for M”

The Emergency Zoo by Miriam Halahmy

Hi everyone, this final week of February features a tween read with more than one animal as the main lead character. I must confess, I think I prefer stories about zoos, wildlife parks and menageries than single pets. With stories like these you get a broad range of characters, both human and animal. So, if you enjoy historical fiction with some strong characters, both animal and human, have a read of this post. Continue reading “The Emergency Zoo by Miriam Halahmy”

Star in the storm by Joan Hiatt Harlow

Hey there, the location of this next book is definitely a place to visit, especially if you’re sweltering in the New Zealand heat! This particular book is set in Newfoundland at the turn of the twentieth century and features a rather large and imposing figure of a dog. Hope you enjoy this as much as I did!! Continue reading “Star in the storm by Joan Hiatt Harlow”