What I’ve been Reading this Last Week

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve had a few spare ‘rare’ moments where I’ve picked up a book and a novella for reading. When I was asked if I wanted to review Let Them Eat Dirt by B Brett Finlay and Marie-Claire Arrieta, it was not a book I could turn down. I have always been interested in Science especially diseases, microbes and health since my biology teacher at school introduced me to cells! I do think in another lifetime I would have entered a career in the Science field. As a matter of fact it was only a couple of years ago that I had to stop doing my Open University degree in the Sciences due to limiting funds.

I have also been catching up on a little novella by Australian author Bridgett Leslie called Twelve Bells. If you love reading as much as I do but have limited time, novella’s are wonderful short stories that are perfect to fill a little gap.

 

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Jungle Jam Review & Giveaway

Now baby girl is 8 months old she is really getting into her books. We love to have a few minutes reading and looking through books. As you know I’m a huge book lover and I want her to have a similar love of books.

We were sent a lovely bright and colourful book called Jungle Jam to review. I’m also running a giveaway for your own chance to win a copy at the end of the post.

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The Book of Everyone: The Perfect Gift Review & Giveaway

I have mentioned to my husband not to read today’s post as it contains a Christmas Gift for him. He can be difficult to buy a gift for, so when the lovely people at The Book of Everyone let me review one of their books it gave me a sigh of relief. That’s one gift sorted for him because it really is a gift for everyone!

Perfect for those hard to buy for people.

Oh and I can give one away to one of my fabulous readers as well. But more about that later on in the post.

Review

I popped over to The Book of Everyone to have a look around and see what The Book of Everyone is all about. My first thoughts were wow! It involves so much more than just putting in the name of the books recipient.

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Book Review: Dance With The Dead by James Nally

As you all know I’m a huge reader and love all kinds of books. As much as I love blogging I also love to find a few minutes to pick up a book and relax. The most recent book I’ve been reading is Dance With The Dead by James Nally. Suggested by one of my blogger friends Bridie by the Sea.

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One of my most favourite genres is crime/thrillers. I always go back to them if I’ve been reading a light fluffy book or reading the same nursery rhyme book for the umpteenth time with baby girl.

Now we are creeping towards Autumn and Winter I find myself reading many more books. Well I used to before baby girl came along.  I wonder if I will have the time this year? Probably not. But so long as I can squeeze a book every couple of weeks in I’ll be happy.

Anyway enough of my waffling. So what are my first thought’s on Dance With The Dead?

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Book Review: Weird War 2 by Richard Denham

I have always had  love of history since primary school when I first heard about the Tudors and about World War 1 and 2. My mum encouraged my love of history as she is a great historian herself. You can ask her anything about history and she will know it.

When a review popped up in my inbox asking if I wanted to review Weird War 2 by Richard Denham I was instantly fascinated. Over the years I have watched lots of history programmes on World War 2. Real documentaries on the History channel as well as shows like Band of Brothers. In fact one of my all time favourite history book is Band of Brothers by Stephen E Ambrose.

Anyway going back to Weird War 2. It’s a weirdly wonderful and barely believable account of the second World War.

 

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Book Review: Chloe’s Secret Princess Club by Emma Barnes

Welcome back to Book Review Monday’s and the first stop on the blog tour today. This week’s review is of the kids book Chloe’s Secret Princess Club (Chloe’s Secret Club)

I’m also hosting a giveaway of the book with 3 winners. But more about that later on.

I’ve always loved reading kids books. I’m a big kid at heart! They are quick and easy reads when you have some spare minutes. In fact it took me just an hour to read Chloe’s Secret Princess Club.

Book Description

Chloe never means to get into trouble but sometimes her plans get a little out of control. With her two best friends, she forms a Secret Club dedicated to making their dreams come true – but fantasy and reality don’t always mix!

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My Review

I love the pink sparkly front cover. It’s that perfect book for your little princess.

The book introduces us to Chloe, a natural-born dreamer. Her head is away in the clouds most of the time so she’s misses what’s going on around her.

One day she heads home from school with a very disappointing mental maths score in which her obnoxious twin brother  Arther is quick to point out. You see while the test was going on, Chloe was dreaming again. Her parents know what Chloe is like and her mum tells her that she can be anyone she wants if she only puts her mind to it.

Chloe takes this as meaning she can be a real princess. She includes two friends, Aisha and Eliza into her secret and they all form the secret princess club. All three of them come up with their own princess names, secret tasks to undertake and make sure they have lots of sleepovers.

I enjoyed reading along with all their tasks and any little girl would really enjoy this book.

I love the little extras the book includes such as the jam tarts recipe as the back of the book in which the princesses make in the book. Also a little quiz and a how-to guide on starting your own princess club.

I’m very happy to give Chloe’s Secret Princess Club 5 out of 5 stars.

Information about the Book

Title: Chloe’s Secret Princess Club

Author: Emma Barnes

Illustrator: Monique Dong

Release Date: 1st September 2016

Genre: Young Fiction

Publisher: Scholastic

Here is the list of other bloggers on the Chloe’s Secret Princess Club blog tour. Why not pop over the next week and read all our reviews.

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Now onto the exciting part!

I’m giving away 3 copies of Chloe’s Secret Princess Club to 3 winners in the UK or IRL. All you have to do is fill in the Rafflecopter below. Good Luck! x

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*I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

*Terms and Conditions – There are 3 copies of Chloe’s Secret Princess Club to giveaway. The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered. The winners will be selected at random via Rafflecopter.com from all valid entries and be notified by Twitter. The winners will have 14 days to respond with a valid address before a new winner is selected. Open to all UK and IRL entrants aged 18 or over only. Facebook and Twitter are in no way associated with this giveaway.

*I am a part of the Amazon affiliate scheme, so if you click on the link to buy I will receive a little back. So thanks if you do.

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