Reflections this April

Hi everyone, April has arrived, and so has autumn. April takes many meanings for me; not just the change in season, but we celebrate our Sri Lankan New Year which sometimes falls during the middle of the month. Here in New Zealand, we look forward to Easter and ANZAC Day which sometimes bookend the school holidays. I know, it’s quite a lot of holidays!! For me, I enjoy taking a short break and reflecting. So, from the many titles that I have read I have chosen to post those that fall into the historical category. Continue reading “Reflections this April”

Margot & me by Juno Dawson

Hi everyone, March is days away from ending! It’s so crazy how quickly time flies these days!! Which brings me to this last title, a teen read to end the month, about a teenage daughter and her relationship with her mother and grandmother. We have two generations of daughters in this book, filled with layers upon layers. I hope it sparks the same emotions in you as it did for me. Continue reading “Margot & me by Juno Dawson”

The Wolf Keepers by Elise Broach

Hi there, this second week’s post is about a different species of animal; more like a group of wild animals. If you thought zoo, then you are right! And it’s a story with some historical inspiration too! If both these have piqued your interest, then sit back and enjoy this post! Continue reading “The Wolf Keepers by Elise Broach”

Forbidden Friends by Anne-Marie Conway

Hi all to this last week of January! This week’s post takes us back over to England and we meet a pair of young girls as they embark on a summer friendship with some intriguing twists and turns. If that has piqued your interest, then you better read it and find out for yourself!! Continue reading “Forbidden Friends by Anne-Marie Conway”

A collection of summer stories

Hi everyone, I thought I would write an extra post to marvel at the many wonderful summer reads that are out there. With each passing year I found that the summer stories I have read teach me something new and open my eyes to another amazing facet of our humanity. These eight titles listed below show not just what summer feels like to me, but what I enjoy reading when I’m on holiday. I hope you feel the same way!! Continue reading “A collection of summer stories”

Adventure in archaeology

Hi all, today is a special post. I thought I would explain a little more on my fascination on archaeology. I guess it’s that aspect of looking for our place in history and unearthing what it means to be human. I have always believed that much of the answers to our present and future lie in the past. Whether it’s in the form of  a clay pot used to house grains or the remains of palaces buried deep under layers of sand! And yes, the whole Indiana Jones side of it comes into play too!! I hope you enjoy the books I’ve selected for this special post! Continue reading “Adventure in archaeology”

Samantha Sutton and the labyrinth of lies by Jordan Jacobs

Hello all, although Christmas is just around the corner, today’s post will be a slightly different book. Down here in New Zealand, summer has arrived. The days are longer and at times warmer. So, in celebration with all things summer and beachy, prepare yourself for some summer adventures!! Continue reading “Samantha Sutton and the labyrinth of lies by Jordan Jacobs”