Sunday, 8 July 2018

What Your Soul Already Knows by Dr Salma Farook

What Your Soul Already Knows
by Dr Salma Farook



I was given this Ebook, What Your Soul Already Knows by Dr Salma Farook @salma.farook in exchange for an honest review.
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From Authors Notes "We started with reconnecting with the inner child in ourselves and the benefits of feeling lost. We trekked through different aspects of positive living ranging from forgiveness to resilience and cumulatively landed on setting concrete life goals".
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This little self help book is remarkably well set out. The author, herself, has stuck to a universal language that I feel even YA's can pick up and not get confused on. Although it draws on her own experiences, you could identify the situations with your own and agree upon them.
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A very chatty, friendly 98 pages. The chapters had a good feel to them. Each chapter set out where you could ponder and genuflect at the end. I took this in small doses because of this. I have read self help books before and you always hear the same messages and they conclude the same thing. It's always positive to reinforce something you already know.
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This comes highly recommended by me. It will suit anyone who needs a bit of an uplift, to anyone who wants to reinforce what they already know, for inspiration of any kind, to achieve life goals, to grow more confident and for anyone who wants to be more of a self balanced individual.
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Well done Salma Farook.

Monday, 2 July 2018

Symbiote by Daccari Buchelli


Symbiote by Daccari Buchelli 


I was given this Ebook, in exchange for an honest review. This is book 2 of The Peradon Fantasy.
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Picking up 5 years later - Peradon - once a land that was, now split into 4 realms - earth, flame, air and frost.
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Violetta (her highness) has a secret love, Xyhoni, but they are seen together, so they cannot reveal their true love.
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Violetta has a daughter, Elinor, who wants to know who her real father is. Violetta won't tell Elinor.
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Elinor is kidnapped and all that was found was a parchment which said, to give up her throne in exchange for Elinor.
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Jork (the air lord), Xyhoni and Violetta start out on a very incredible adventure to find Elinor.
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This is just touching on the tip of the story here, as this book was full on. I felt like I had been dropped into a virtual video game, it was so gripping and literally, out of this world. I was almost falling off the couch with so much activity.
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I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fantasy, loves a whole heap of action, who loves fast action paced books, who loves fast forward x 2 (hyperspeed). I wouldn't recommend the sensitive typed person to read this as a night time relaxing read, keep it for during the day, or, where you need to stay up all night, as this will take you there!!! 
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I want to thank Daccari Buchelli for a beautiful, dark fantasy read, beautifully written, high intensity and I'm not in the habit of giving 5 stars, (which I have done in this case) due to the fact, that, I mark really, really hard, so those who find 5 stars, really have worked for it. Well done.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

The Road Of Us by sb. Maamari

The Road Of Us by sb. Maamari
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Book Review

I was sent this book by the Author herself,  in exchange for an honest review.

The Road Of Us, by sb. Maamari.   

Is a poetry book based on the tragedy of love.

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Being 316 pages long, you are wondering how dense the writing would be to fill quite a number of pages, but it wasn't like that at all.  Some pages had three sentences, so you could read along quite easily.  It took me a month to read, as I was reading periodically, inbetween two other books, so it's easy to pick up and put down.

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It is split up into sections and I loved how each section was introduced as a definitive section by black pages on white text, it was a delight to see and I thought it gave the book an authentic look.

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Although I, myself, didn't find the book sad, to me it was more inspiring and intriguing, I can imagine how some readers would and could relate to this type of love as being sad.

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I would recommend this poetry book to anyone who loves poetry, who loves tear jerking scenes, but be warned, this is a true, honest, raw and very true account of the Author, so it is very emotional, so, if you are a sensitive reader, be ready with the tissues.
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Saturday, 2 June 2018

Sleepers Castle by Barbara Erskine

Sleepers Castle by Barbara Erskine 




Book Review
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Sleepers Castle by Barbara Erskine
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In Wales, Sleepers Castle was once a fortified manor, medieval, the story goes back to ancient druid times "a place for sacred dreaming" and this sets the scene of the story of Catrin who lives in the past - 1400.
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The present - Andy who arrives at Sleepers Castle discovers she is possessed by dreams of Catrin and her tragic life, but not only does Andy have to deal with such real, vivid dreams, but lurking gleefully in the distance, is a jealous ex wife, plotting and planning to get her revenge.
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This book encaptured me into a world of intrigue. I found Barbara Erskine writing, memorizing, as she weaves past and present so cleverly, that I noticed in one sentence she had combined the two and it flowed so well, that it didn't seem disjointed at all.
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There were some aspects to the story that I wasn't fond of, where I skipped a few pages, due to the goriness of the battles and the violent dreams Catrin had, but I didn't lose the gist of the storyline.
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I would recommend this book, to readers who loves historical fiction novels, readers who like past and present, or time slip books, readers who like descriptive battles 
scenes and to writers/authors who want to zone into the dark side for some inspirational writing.
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Please note, that my opinions and tastes may vary from yours, so this is based on my own conclusion and not encouraged by others
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Showing of book (some quotes too) 



Today's Tuesday teaser is a book quote from Sleepers Castle,  which I am reading at the moment, nearly finished this book.
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"He has called for new candles." Joan looked up as Catrin walked into the kitchen from the garden next day.  She was chopping onions and leeks and tossing them into the pot.

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Thought it time for a couple of book tags.  Thank you Megan @pageafterpagebookblog - whitespines - as it just happens the book at the moment coincidentally, under the dust jacket, is white (ok, gold too, but....whatever) Sleepers Castle is a time slip book, going to the 1400s in Wales, to the present.
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Thank you Jovana @j.k.booklover - readhabitsbooktag. .
πŸ“šBookmark or random paper? - Bookmark
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πŸ“š Can you stop randomly or do you stop after specific page/chapter? - I stop when ever my concentration falls, so I stop randomly.
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πŸ“š Eat or drink while reading? Absolutely do both, πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ what's a book without a relaxing drink and some food.
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πŸ“š Reading out loud or silently?  More silently, but on the odd occasion I might read the odd "word" out loud, more to my amusement really as it would be a word I've never seen before and I'm pronouncing it out loud.


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Today for Tuesday teaser I have chosen my current read plus a book quote.
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"There was a butlers sink with brass taps, a large scrubbed refectory table and joy of joys, an Aga like the one she and Graham had had in his kitchen in Kew, with next to it, a rocking chair, the only concession to comfort in the room and in the chair a large tabby cat." Quote from Sleepers Castle by Barbara Erskine.

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Friday, 18 May 2018

Kima by A.H.Amin



Book Review
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Kima by A.H.Amin
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The author approached me for a book review on his book, which I bought through Amazon.com.
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Kima - a story, within a story.
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Alice and Alex, best friends, start out playing hide and seek.  Little did they know, that, from a simple game, a chain of events would take place.
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Kima, befriends Alice and Alex and tells them a story about a black seagull, a grey wolf, a little dolphin and a whale.
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In my humble opinion, I found bits of the book did not sit right for me.  Many years ago I was a typist, so the  presentation used in any book, I look at.  The chapters and where they were placed didn't seem consistent and balanced to me.  I would have preferred to have seen a clean cut chapter started on a fresh page.  Part 1 had too many breaks and I found myself backtracking some of the story to see what connected with what.  Part 2 and the rest of the book flowed so much better.
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However in saying that, I did enjoy the overall story.  It was a delight to read and I enjoyed the adventures of both seperate stories.  I especially enjoyed "The End" when the Author explained how the concept of the story came about. 
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Kima is a novella, being of 141 pages and I would recommend it to anyone interested in fables, folk lore and mythology.  It is a very easy read.  Great for holidays/vacations.  
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Sunday, 13 May 2018

The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan




Book Review
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The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
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The Thirty-Nine Steps was gifted and recommended to me by the ever so lovely......... Ellen Read (author)  @ellenreadauthor  - Instagram/bookstagram handle.
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Richard Hannah ..... what a man!!!! .
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Richard flees cunningly from his own flat, after discovering a man, dead....murdered!! .
Backing up a little, Mr Scudder, from the flat above, politely invites himself inside Richards flat.  Mr Scudder makes himself  at home and lives there for a few days.
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This is where the chase begins, where Richard looks like he has been framed for the murder.  Richard enters another world chopping and changing his identity and he suspects everyone around him.
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I most certainly enjoyed The Thirty-Nine Steps, so much.  It held my attention through out the whole book.  It certainly was fast paced, so much so, that I thought I was on a sprint!! I certainly admired the style of writing John Buchan produced.  It was thoughtfully planned out amazingly well, so well infact, that most of the plot twists seemed plausible.
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I would recommend The Thirty-Nine Steps to anyone who loves spy/thrillers, who likes to keep quessing who is who and what is what and anyone who doesn't get lost on complicated busy plot twists.

Monday, 7 May 2018

Spaghetti Sauce And The Pillowcase Adventurers.



Book Review on

Spaghetti Sauce And The Pillowcase Adventurers. 

By Anna B. Madrise @anna.b.madrise_author (Instagram/Bookstagram handle)
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Spaghetti Sauce And The Pillowcase Adventurers.
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This book is about a girl named Claire, who is 12 years old. Claire and her nearby friends who she grew up with formed a club, this club being, the pillowcase adventurers.
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Claire and her friends decide to go on one more adventure before starting a new school. The target, an abandoned house. In that abandoned house is the start of the club's adventures.
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I bought this book from Amazon, my own personal pick. I was very curious to see how Anna writes, as Anna is a multi genre author. I found the book a pleasure to read, the plot twists were predictable to me, but I had to keep reminding myself that this is a Young Adults book, so it has to be easy to understand.  What was intriguing and amusing, was the different type of words used in this book. I have a feeling that this is the authenticity of Anna B. Madrise.  I thought the story line was well planned out, it flowed well and all fitted together beautifully.
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I recommend this book to anyone who wants a light friendly read. Being 185 pages, it's easy to pick up and put down at your leisure and without losing the story line. It is a Young Adult/children's book, so I noted there were no swear words.
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