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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True stories of strong young women

Hi everyone, this last week of November heralds the beginning of summer for us here in Auckland. To end this month featuring mighty girls and strong women I bring you a post on a selection of true stories of inspirational and strong young women. You better get some tissues handy with a comfortable seating position as these might render some strong emotions…

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An unforgettable memoir

Hi everyone, this week I’m reviewing a memoir I read several years ago which still has the power to render me speechless and in tears. This young woman’s story is like no other and has circled our globe over the years since. If you have a rough idea then make sure to have a box of tissues handy…

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First Women by Kate Anderson Brower

Hi everyone, the weather is getting warmer here in New Zealand as spring slowly turns into summer. My first post for your perusal is a slightly heavy tome I found all about a group of powerful women. I would recommend you get comfortable and maybe take your time in reading this, there are some parts that will require attention…

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Featuring mighty girls and women this November

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Hi everyone, this month I’m taking inspiration from the popular website A Mighty Girl and doing a tribute to strong women and mighty girls. For parents and teachers of strong-minded young tween girls, this month’s posts are for you!! I hope you enjoy the selection of reads below…

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Life, animated by Ron Suskind

Hi everyone, in this week’s post I will be reviewing an amazing memoir I read some years ago. The poignant and heartwarming take of love and family struck a deep chord within me and I would go on to recommend it to many customers and friends alike. I hope you enjoy my review of this read…

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