Raven’s mountain by Wendy Orr

Hi everyone, this first week’s post is about a young girl and her ordeal atop a high mountain. You’d be amazed but I’ve never been higher than the Sky tower in Auckland, so reading this gave me quite an experience. If you are an experienced climber or someone who enjoys the great outdoors, then this is the perfect read for you. If not, then make this the book to start you off today. Well…what are you waiting for…go ahead…press the button

Continue reading “Raven’s mountain by Wendy Orr”

In Darkling Wood by Emma Carroll

Hi everyone, don’t worry, this week’s read is not as dark as last week. You’ll have more contemporary characters mixed with magic and some heartwarming history here. If you, like me, enjoy stories of siblings then this is for you!

Continue reading “In Darkling Wood by Emma Carroll”

The same stuff as stars by Katherine Paterson

Hi everyone, this next post features a lovely book I found by a happy accident. Acclaimed Newbery medalist Katherine Paterson’s Bridge to Terabithia had always been a favourite read of mine growing up as a child, so when I saw her name linked to this one, I had to read it. If you’re like me and enjoyed her award-winner of a read, then you’ll love this one too!!

Continue reading “The same stuff as stars by Katherine Paterson”

Growing up a Buddhist abroad

Hi everyone, I thought I’d take this month to fill you all in about my faith: Buddhism. It sort of ties in with kindness and compassion; so I’m going to try my best to describe how I grew up as one in the 1980’s and 90’s in another country, and how I continue to practise it everyday…

Continue reading “Growing up a Buddhist abroad”

Forest World by Margarita Engle

Hi everyone, this week my review will take you to another part of our beautiful world. I hope you enjoy this lyrical read as much as I did because…well…it’s written slightly differently to your average middle-grade fiction story. So, take a break, have a seat, and get ready…

Continue reading “Forest World by Margarita Engle”

Five reasons why diary writing helps me

Hi friends, here in this extra post I hope to share and inspire you with the journey I have taken into the whole writing foray aided with my trusty diary. If you are keen to get stuck into writing yourself, the easiest way is to keep a diary or journal. Below I will list five ways my diary writing has helped me, with almost everything I’ve accomplished in my life so far. So for those who are interested in glimpsing another part of the crazy librarian/blogger/writer I am, keep going…

Continue reading “Five reasons why diary writing helps me”

A quirky series to start with

Hi everyone, this first review post is about a series of books I stumbled into by chance. Without giving away too much; I’d like to say that if you enjoy stories of quirky families, the inner thoughts of a tween and a funky style, this is definitely for you!!

Continue reading “A quirky series to start with”

A letter to my younger self

Hi there, everyone! In keeping with the whole ‘time-slip’ theme, I had a thought to write a letter to my younger self from twenty years ago. I know, the whole concept of “time-travel” is mostly science-fiction, but it seems like a good exercise to re-evaluate my purpose in life. And these challenging times we live in now, seemed quite appropriate to try this task! So…here goes…

Continue reading “A letter to my younger self”

Mystery series for avid fans

Hi everybody, this week’s post will feature more than one young detective. Yes, you read right, I have a team of sleuths at your fingertips, ready to solve all sorts of crimes!! You have a pair of British crime solving twins, the tenacious daughter of New York City’s police commissioner, a too-smart…oops…I’ve given away half the post!! Well… if you’ve read this far you might as well press the button and find out what they’ve all been doing!!

Continue reading “Mystery series for avid fans”

My Sri Lankan culture and heritage

Hi everyone, I hope you’re enjoying the diverse reads I’ve selected for you this month. I must say that compiling the lists and reviews this month has been an exhilarating experience. In this extra post I hope to give you a glimpse into my own Sri Lankan culture and heritage.  

Continue reading “My Sri Lankan culture and heritage”