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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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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Adult reads vs Adapted Younger Reads

Hi everyone, I hope this month of February is treating you better than me. Having to endure some health issues over the last month or so has left me a bit behind in preparing my posts. So, please forgive me if the next few posts seem to have less body to them. In saying that, this week I’ll be discussing the advantages of reading adaptations of adult books more suitable for younger readers.

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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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An eclectic mix for October

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Hi everyone, the weather is getting warmer down here in New Zealand as spring settles in. Our lockdown is slowly lifting but we still have a way to go before getting back to work and school. In case you’re wondering, I don’t have a special theme for this month, but do I have a variety of posts for your reading pleasure!! Go on, have a peek below…

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Fathers and daughters explained

Hi everyone, I hope everyone enjoyed my personal post last week. This last week of September will feature a selection of adult memoirs, parenting books, and one of those inspirational Chicken Soup for the Soul reads. If you are intrigued by this, go ahead, press the button to find out…

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