The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

Hi everyone, this next review post is on a book that had a profound impact on my life. I was at a crossroads and after completing this book I found myself wanting to find a ‘happiness project’ of my own. If you want to know how to start one for yourself, have a read of my review below.

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Welcome to September

Hello everyone and welcome to the month of September!! The spring thaw is slowly melting the cold days down into warmer ones here in Auckland. Along with changes in the weather, the selections for my blog are in a state of transition. To find out more, press the button below…

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How kindness actually works

Hi everyone, well.. August is drawing to a close and taking the colder weather with it. Our days in Auckland are a little bit longer as we head towards the end of winter and tendrils of spring begins to emerge. With this I want to give you my final book review for this month: an adult non-fiction read. For those who have been waiting, look no further…

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Let’s be kind this August

Hi everyone, as the title suggests, I want to challenge everyone to be a little bit kinder this month. And how do you wonder does this relate to this month’s blog posts? Well… I’m glad you’re curious about that, why not press the button to find out…

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I spy a great reader by Jackie French

Hello everyone, April is just about to end and begin a new season!! I hope you all are taking precautions and keeping healthy against the nasty virus circling the globe. My little niece and her schoolmates are doing their best to teach everyone how to wash hands and keep clean!! This next post is actually a book for grown ups to help them with the reading of their children. Let me tell you one thing now, when I saw this title pop up on my screen a few years ago, I squealed with delight!! I hope you do the same once you read it!!

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Welcome to April 2020

Hi everyone, welcome to April!! I’m now definitely feeling the colder nights as the days become shorter down here in New Zealand. This month’s review posts are a random selection of titles I had read some time ago. I hope you like surprises, because this month’s reads have a few in store for you!!

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Special post on Refugees and Displacement

Hi all, I hope you are all having a good month so far. Down here in New Zealand summer is just slowing down and autumn is around the corner. I hope the selection of titles this month have provided a glimpse into a culture that is different to yours. Everyday in my line of work I see new faces and hear languages I haven’t heard before spoken by both adults and children. It makes my heart sing to embrace them all into the community I serve. This special post is my way of honouring those families I help, sometimes on a daily basis.

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Three memorable travelogues

Welcome everyone to this last post for 2019!! I hope everyone had a year filled with moments that left them with awe, happiness and fulfilled as mine did for me. This last post features a collection of travel books for adult readers that I am happy to call my favourites. I hope you enjoy travelling the world with these authors as I did. 

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Wanderlust this December…

World map in blue pale oceans

Hi everyone, summer has arrived for me here, down in New Zealand!! And with summer comes long lazy days with family, the odd road trip down to a nearby beach for a swim or even a longer vacation with day walks in rainforests, hiking up hills or just playing in a park. In my life, just like most others, summer means travel. So this month, all the books feature an aspect of travelling. 

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The world’s strongest librarian by Josh Hanagarne

Hi everyone to this last week of September!! The title featured this week is slightly different from the others so far. We have an adult biography featuring the life story of librarian Josh Hanagarne and his struggles with Tourette’s syndrome. I know it sounds a bit quirky and an odd combination, but if you give it a chance, you might find yourself laughing until your sides hurt!! Go on, give it a whirl!!

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