Let’s learn a little history on cooking this week

Hi everyone, this post is one of a kind as it will feature the works of one particular author. Bee Wilson’s two works, Consider the fork and First Bite are titles I found that have an extensive history of cooking and the food we eat. Yes, friends, these are hard core nonfiction titles. If you’re after some lighter reads, I suggest you wait a few days, or you could persevere and learn something today by pressing the button below.

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Let’s enjoy food this June

image of pile of fresh vegetables on table with dark background. from beans, carrots, tomatoes, green peppers to cauliflower and lemons.

Hi everyone, this cooler month of June I will be featuring books on food and cooking. Two words I thought would not be popular with tween readers; but the ones I found were all quite quirky and interesting that I felt I had to share it with you. So, if you want to find out more, click below to see what’s in store for you this month…

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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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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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A little bookish this February

Hi everyone, this month I’m going a little bookish!! Yes, you read that right. The whole of February will have bookish related topics for every week. So folks, if you were after something to tickle your inner bibliophile, this is the month to get stuck into…

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Make time by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky

Hi everyone, I hope you enjoyed this month’s posts so far. I’m not one to judge anyone’s reading interests, but every now and then when they do match, it makes that bond a little more special. The book I’m reviewing this week speaks of a topic both my brother and I actually have a common interest in!! Have a read and see if you’d like it too…

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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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