Hi everyone, this extra post is not one I had planned on writing. You see, my parents and I had a summer road trip planned some months ago when New Zealand’s travel restrictions were eased. This summer we were finally able to do it after the New Year. For the whole story, click below…Continue reading “My summer holiday”
Hi there, this last post for the month is a mystery read that had me captivated at every page. It was also one of the few books I had managed to take out from my library before New Zealand went into lockdown in March so I ended up reading it at least three times!! See what you think…Continue reading “The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson”
Hi everyone, I am starting this post on the assumption that everyone has either read the book To Kill a Mockingbird by renowned author Harper Lee or watched the movie with dreamy-eyed Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch. If you haven’t, I suggest you go find the book or movie and get that out of the way first!! If you already have, then that’s awesome!! Onwards then my fine friend..Continue reading “Sure signs of crazy by Karen Harrington”
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”
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”
Hi everybody, welcome to another week of summer book reviews!! For me, growing up, summer meant going back home for holidays to Sri Lanka to see my extended family. My siblings and I share some fond memories of those years and the connections we made then fostered the relationships we have as adults. Well, I think so anyway! This next book is about a young girl’s travels to South East Asia to learn more of her roots. I hope you all enjoy this one as much as I did!! Continue reading “Listen, Slowly by Thanha Lai”
Hi there, this third week we will be hopping back over the Atlantic to experience a summer in New Hampshire instead. I know that technically summer in the northern hemisphere falls during the middle of the year, but the American summer stories are full of so many awesome adventures and the characters in these books I’ve read give an extra element to the meaning of summer. This next story is not however a typical summer camp story but of a summer of changes for one young girl. So sit back and enjoy this award-winner of a tale! Continue reading “Half a chance by Cynthia Lord”
Hello everyone, this second week’s book review is about a story set in an English summer, and tells of one boy’s fight for his patch of the wild. I found this book quite by accident and was quite glad I read it. I hope you all enjoy it too. Continue reading “The Wilderness War by Julia Green”
Welcome to this glorious new year ahead!! 2019 looks like it might turn out to be a promising one!! I’d like to take this moment and thank those who have chosen to follow my blog! It means so much to know that the words I write reaches to you and guides you in your reading choices.
Summer is still beating down on us here in New Zealand, so I thought I would continue with the theme of summer this month. Some of the titles featured this month are ones I had read a few years ago and enjoyed. Although many of the American authors feature summer camps and such, these ones that I enjoyed had an extra element to them.
So, sit back and enjoy these January summer reads!!
Hi all to this last week of 2018!! And what a roller coaster of a year it has been!! I hope everyone had a happy Christmas and, like me, is looking forward to the coming New Year, with so many possibilities ahead! This last post is a delightful book I read by another awesome writer I discovered! If you enjoy scientific phenomenon and family stories, then this is definitely for you!! Continue reading “Every Soul a Star by Wendy Mass”