Let’s mix it up this June

Hi everyone, winter is making itself at home here in Auckland and it gets colder each day!! Instead of a themed month, I’ll be giving you all a mixed bag of titles this month. What kind of titles you ask? Well, you’re going to have to check below to find out more…

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Whole Notes – Life Lessons Through Music by Eddie Ayres

Hi everyone, the month of May is not far from ending. Winter has settled in here in Auckland as I wrap up in several layers to get to work. This week’s post is a book review of an engaging musical memoir written by an amazing author and musician. I found this book when I was stuck for ideas for this week’s post and the blurb spoke to me in such a way that I HAD to sit and read it. The verdict, well, why don’t you press the button and find out…

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Let’s jam to some musical reads this May!

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Hi everyone, it’s May and winter has officially arrived in Auckland!! It’s not as cold as I expected in this new house but I need several layers for work. May is Music Month for us at the Auckland Libraries and I thought I should extend the celebrations to my blog with some musical themed tween reads for you. What’s that, you’re not a fan of music…no worries, you can stop scrolling and let the actual fans press the button below…

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba

Hi friends, here is my last post for April. Winter is not too far along now here in Auckland. I hope you enjoyed last week’s personal post about my life in Zambia during my childhood. This last post is a review about a book I had heard about but didn’t read until recently. This biographical junior read is about an actual young African teenager who was inspired to do more for his family and community. 

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Contemporary Muslim tween reads to enjoy

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Booklists for you

Hi everyone, this first week we’ll be dipping into a book list of seven reads celebrating Muslim tweens. The tweens in this book list are mostly young girls who showcase unique personalities along with a rich and diverse Muslim culture. I hope you enjoy this booklist as I had to do a bit of research to find stories that included tweens from different locations around the world. Enjoy your reading!!

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Walking with Plato by Gary Hayden

Hi everyone, the summer is finally here in New Zealand! The days are nice and sunny with a few spells of rain every now and then. My new house overlooks onto a walking path that stretches beyond the train station and takes amblers towards the main town or the big park on the other side. With this in mind I thought I’d share a travelogue I encountered which got me interested in philosophy in general. See what you think…

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Walk in their shoes by Jim Ziolkowski

Hi everyone, this last week’s review is a tome that struck a chord with me. Inspirational, powerful, and insightful’ are just a few of the words that come into my mind when I think about this read. If this is enough to move you to read more, then please go ahead and press the button below to find out more…

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A memorable memoir

Hi everyone, I hope this month is faring better for you all. Despite the many restrictions here in New Zealand with the surge in the pandemic, life has a way of just trickling along by itself. I thought I’d share a review of a memoir I read some time ago which I enjoyed. Hope you have a similar reaction…

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An eclectic mix for this March

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Hi everyone, this month’s posts will be a mixture of posts with no common theme between them. I hope you don’t get disappointed but my prep time was plagued with some health issues which put all of my planned posts on hold. I hope you enjoy the ones I’ve selected instead…

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