I love books and when I’m offered the chance to review one, well I get a teeny bit excited! I am so chuffed to share my book review of Maggie’s Kitchen by Caroline Beecham here on the blog. For those of you with an interest in WWI and food, this book is the perfect read! You’re thinking, that’s an odd combination, right? Well, actually it’s not… Book Review: Maggie’s Kitchen by Caroline Beecham Maggie’s Kitchen…

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*Thanks to Walker Books for this lovely book, all reviews 100% honest and my own. We were recently sent a lovely little book called I Do Not Like Books Anymore by Daisy Hirst. We read so many books in this house, so it was a delight to be asked to review one for the blog. I love getting all snuggled with my little ones and settling down to read a book… We weren’t sure at…

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Reading books together is one of our very simple pleasures, from long fantastic tales to picture books, we devour them like candy. James and the Birthday Balloon is the second installment since James and the Amazing Gift, written and illustrated by Nicola J Rowley. James is one of those characters we all hope exist; he is kind and sweet and very calm under pressure. In this story he is going to his friend Ruby’s birthday…

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   *We recevied this book in exchange for review. You all know how much we love books, so it’s no surprise to see a shiny new book review here on the blog today. We were recently sent Terror at the Sweet Shop by Lawrence Prestidge for George and Molly (and me!) to read and review. The story follows Reece, Oscar, Ishy and Emma, a tight-knit group of friends who live in the same neighbourhood, attend…

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This week we’ve been working with Books and the Bear to review a copy of Suzie’s Messy Room by Diane N. Quintana & Jonda S. Beattie. I settled down with George to read it and we started off by discussing what we thought the book might be about. Yes, the title is self-explanatory I suppose, but it’s nice to go through this process and talk about our different ideas. We began reading and George relaxed…

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Do you have a specific writing style?  I generally write in the third person limited or omniscient style.  I have to say, I begin by the seat of my pants and allow my characters full reign.  About one-third to half-way through the book, I’ll sit down and outline the rest of the novel to keep things on track.  At this point, I’ve got a good idea where all the personalities will end up. How did…

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