Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Isle of Winds by James Fahy (Book Review and Book Quote)

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Dear Readers 😊

Isle of Winds by James Fahy

Genre - YA/Fantasy

"Our companion is currently using his own skin and cannot spare it.  He would be awfully inconvenienced by it's loss"

I found the above quote, highly amusing, intriguing and extremely funny, in fact I can't believe what a funny book this is!! 

Robin, who is the star of the book, lived with his Gran, with blue rinse hair.  Gran dies, so was sent on a train to his "never met" Great Aunt Irene, who lives in Barrowood, Erkling Hall.  Robin finds out he isn't normal either and there is a different world waiting for Robin in the Netherworlde.  During the book we meet Henry, who ends up being Robins best friend. We meet Phorbas, who is Robins teacher that's full of tricks up his sleeves and then there is Karya, who has very little tact and slightly offhandish, a bit of a bossy boots. There are also a few other unsavoury characters in the book that try to sabotage a mission that takes place.

All in all, Isle of Winds is very similar to Harry Potter, but a funnier version of it, plus I could see this book turning into a pixar movie.

Thank you James Fahy for writing such an entertaing book


Happy Reading 😊


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"The girl raced through the forest, tumbling through deep drifts of Autumn leaves" -
Isle of Winds by James Fahy












Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Book Review - Navigator by Anne Moir

Hello Readers 😊
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Navigator by Anne Moir.

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Genre - Historical Fiction.
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"They'd driven out there three Sunday's before in the new car, enjoyed an ice cream at MacAndrew Bay, just a day before Molly became ill"
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Historical Setting - mainly Dunedin and Southland area, New Zealand.
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Joe was bought up on your typical family farm, near Invercargill, Wesley Bush, where there is a tight community spirit, where everyone knows everyone.
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Joe was teased at school because he found out his oldest sister was his real Mum.
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Joe sort a passion for planes and as he grew older joined the RNZAF to fly Lancaster planes, his dream job came true in being a Bomber Command Navigator.
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The book, "Navigator" tells the life story of Joe, married life, life as a pilot and the tension between his real mother.  The mystery and agony throughout Joes life remained when a burning question that took over him - Who was his father?  Something his mother would not reveal.  Does he find out?
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I want to thank Your books (yourbooks.co.nz) (Christine Borra) for gifting me "Navigator" in exchange for an honest review.
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I enjoyed "Navigator" as it bought back memories of living in Dunedin, I remember all streets and suburbs and it was pleasant that Anne Moir mentioned - down the bay, where I originally grew up.  Hence the quote, as many a times, my family and I would go to MacAndrew Bay for an ice cream.
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Happy reading 😊

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
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Dear Readers 😊
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I want to thank Ellen Read @ellenreadauthor for recommending this book to me.
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I loved the story and the way Jane Austen sent me into this era, that I knew nothing about.  The language, the manners, the way they thought.  It was just like being a fly on the wall.
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I was also mystified by the title, until I reached halfway through this book and discovered why this is.
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Although I marked down several quotes, this one really stood out to me, it was the last one that I wrote down.

"Hate You!  I was angry perhaps at first, but my anger began to take a proper direction".
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Swipe through to see some georgous illustration and the synopsis at the end
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Thank you again Ellen, for recommending this book to me, I so much appreciate it.
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Happy Reading 😊

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

My Poetry - Chloe The Cat

Dear Readers 😊
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You can now listen to my poetry on my you tube channel.
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You may even like to take the opportunity and browse through the book reviews I do 😊  or,  even for a bit of variety still, there are a few vlogs to watch. 😊
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Happy viewing  😊

My Poetry - Chloe The Cat

https://youtu.be/g55-3Ss54Zc

Saturday, 13 January 2018


Bloom by Estee Lalonde

Dear Reader 😊

From time to time, throughout the years, I have followed Estee Lalonde vlogging channel on you tube.  When Estee announced  she was bringing out a book, I took an immediate interest.

Estee shows in her book, Bloom, some beautiful authentic photographs of herself, family, friends, beauty products and food.

Like any memoir, Estee tells her life going through where she lived, experiences at school, sports, fashion, how she meet her long term partner, Aslan, and even includes favourite recipes.

I found Bloom, a very light, factual book, which for me, was a great book to pick up and easily put down through the holiday period.

Happy reading 😊