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‘Falling’ – T.J. Newman

25 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Book-worm

From start to finish I did not want to put this down. I’d heard rave reviews, wondered if it would be worth the hype and I’m happy to jump on the bandwagon and urge people to read this book. We open with a routine day; a family preparing for the day...

‘Her Perfect Twin’ – Sarah Bonner

25 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Book-worm

The joy of finding a book that you get so caught up in cannot be underestimated…having read so many of Bonner’s reviews on Twitter, I was desperate to read her debut. I am stunned! Due out in January 2022, I’m so grateful to NetGalley for letting me...

1984 [Part 1] - Proles

21 Nov 2021 9 minute read 0 comments PiiJr36

“They needed only to rise up and shake themselves like a horse shaking off flies.” (p. 69)   By this point in time, many of us are aware of the symbolism behind The Matrix's pills - the red pill allows one to see what the world is and the blue pill m...

‘Meredith, alone’ – Claire Alexander

21 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Book-worm

Our introduction to Meredith is very matter-of-fact and it’s almost comical how she tells us it’s been over 1,000 days since she left her home. We learn she has a cat called Fred, enjoys jigsaws and has a best friend (Sophie) who comes to check she...

‘The Trial’ – Laura Bates

20 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Book-worm

A solid read, which will serve its purpose if it gets just one person to think about the way they treat others. Once again, Laura Bates brings her social commentary to a story that you find yourself drawn into. I don’t usually comment on covers, but...

‘Bad Girls Never Say Die’ – Jennifer Mathieu

20 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Book-worm

Bad Girls Never Say Die is a book being touted as a feminist reworking of The Outsiders. While it focuses on a group of female characters, the book remains set in the 1960s and – for me – this led to the whole thing having a rather dated premise. If...

Intro to Visual Intelligence

18 Nov 2021 6 minute read 0 comments fenix-aarizon

Image source: Time Transfixed, 1938 wikiart.com The intro to Visual Intelligence: Sharpen Your Perception, Change Your Life describes the Author experiencing just moments prior to a police breach in response to a domestic violence call. She went on t...

Judging Myself and Others - The Art of Living

18 Nov 2021 3 minute read 1 comment fenix-aarizon

Photo by Samson Katt from Pexels   I began writing today (which was in fact, many days ago), because I needed to figure out an issue with how I perceived other people's impressions of me. The truth of the matter is - it doesn't matter what they think...

The Essence of Faithfulness - The Art of Living

17 Nov 2021 3 minute read 0 comments fenix-aarizon

Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels   After I excitedly began jumping forward through the lessons in the Art of Living, I hadn't done much more reflecting beside merely reading the passages. The value of this book however, is most lasting when I...

Avoid casual sex

17 Nov 2021 9 minute read 0 comments fenix-aarizon

Photo by Johannes Plenio from Pexels   As it happens, much of the brief writing I begin with turns out to have nothing related to the actual point of writing. Writing comes with its own challenges; organizing what I write is just as difficult as arti...