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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A collection of adult epistolary reads

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Booklists for you

Hi everyone, this week’s post is a book list with a collection of adult epistolary novels. To be honest, I had a hard time trying to cut down on my selections for this post as every search brought up many titles! In the end, I whittled it down to six titles. To see which ones I’ve picked, push the button below…

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When breath becomes air by Paul Kalanithi

Hi everyone, this last week’s review post is an adult non-fiction title which deviates ever so slightly from the general theme for the month. You see, the author passed away before his book was to be published and never got to see how much of an impact his amazing book would have on the world. I hope that’s enough to get you to continue as this book is…well…you will have to read on to find out!

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This June we talk about grief and loss

Hi everyone, winter is here in New Zealand, and my little patch of Auckland is feeling the cold  quite well. This month I will be featuring titles that talk about loss and grief, because it’s part of life. I hope the titles I’ve selected can help any parents and teachers approach the subject with their younger readers.

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Living with intent by Mallika Chopra

Hi everyone, this next read is one I came upon quite by chance. I was going through a phase of reading self-help books when this title popped up. The one thing that struck me was the author’s name…well…for those who know the name Deepak Chopra…this is an amazing book written by his daughter!!

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True stories in graphic novels

Hi everyone, this week’s additional post is highlighting a small selection of true stories I found in graphic novel format or nonfiction graphics to be exact. To be honest, I wanted to add a bit more, but I had to restrain myself from bombarding you all with amazing titles. So, here below I will give you a short list of titles that I enjoyed! 

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The crossroads of should and must by Elle Luna

Hi everyone, this last week’s post is an intriguing one. One of the reasons I selected this title was for the splashes of colour on the cover. As colours go, I’m of the school who prefer a small selection on my book cover. When I saw this, the last thing I thought was ‘self-help’!! Have a read, see if you like it…

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Librarians from history

Hi all, I hope I haven’t been boring anyone with all things to do with libraries!! This last week I wanted to showcase the amazing people who as librarians have been pioneers in the world of literacy and reading. I know there are many amazing and famous librarians throughout history who have achieved so much, but the post that follows is about two exceptional librarians and their life stories!! I hope you enjoy them!!

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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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