All Four Stars series by Tara Dairman

Hi everyone, welcome to June’s first post. This post will detail a cute trilogy of reads I found quite by chance about the most adorable food-loving young girl and her culinary adventures. If you like smart young girls who have more confidence in the kitchen than me, then go ahead and press the button below.

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The beginnings of my writing journey

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Hi everyone, this is the very first personal post where I actually talk about my humble beginnings into the art of writing. To say I always wanted to write wouldn’t be the whole truth, but if you wanted to know exactly how I came to this point today… well… I think you know the drill…

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My reflections for this year…

Hi everyone, welcome to this first week of December. Summer has arrived in her glory. Here in Auckland we’re slowly enjoying our new found freedom as lockdown restrictions ease. This first post from me is actually one on my personal growth, healing and indulgence. I thought I should reflect on the year that has passed and share a bit of what I’ve been through. 

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My New Year’s resolutions

Hello everybody and welcome to the first post for 2021!! As you can see above in my title, I intend to give you a peek into my resolutions for the year. Those who know me personally, will know that I’m terrible when it comes to keeping these and need constant motivation and gentle nudging in the right direction. Just in case I do need some extra guidance, you will find them listed below… 

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Welcome to 2021

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Hi everyone, welcome to 2021!! I hope the holidays treated you and your family well! My family and I managed to spend some quality time exploring our little corner of the world and spent a somewhat quiet New Year! This year I have decided to give my blog a bit of a change in style. Instead of just book reviews I intend on adding a few extra personal touches here and there. To find out more, press the button below…

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My brigadista year by Katherine Paterson

Hi everyone, this week I’m reviewing a book that kept me engrossed from start to finish. This title is similar to the previous one in that it’s based on actual events that transpired in the previous century, but in another part of the world. So if this has piqued your interest, settle down for a read…

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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…

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Front Desk by Kelly Yang

Hi everyone, if you enjoyed Lucky Broken Girl as much as I did then you would love this additional read!! Set in a similar time period but this time our young heroine is from another country with a different set of parents. The experience they tell of their lives resonated with me in many ways and I truly enjoyed reading this!! I hope you have a similar experience!!

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