Hi and welcome to my Spring Book Review, sorry it has been a while since posting a review. I did read a Christmas book since my last review, but felt it was too late to write a review on it so skipped a review.
The book I read was called, Memoirs Of An Imaginary Friend, by Matthew Green.
It is based on an an imaginary friend called Budo, whom is Max's imaginary friend, and tries to protect him from being bullied at school and is basically the only friend Max really has, as he is a bit of a loner and doesn't mix with the other kids and won't do activities like the other kids at school does, or behaves the same. Max lives in his own little bubble and the only person who really knows him is Budo. Max disappears whilst meeting one of the teaches outside of school and Budo goes to try and save him, to bring him back home, but he has to find him first.
This was a really clever book as it is written by the imaginary friend point of view rather than from a real person and really tells the story of his real friend Max and of himself. It really is a well written book and definately be in my top ten favourite books I have read. I would give the book 10 out of 10.
Brilliantly written book by Fiona Neill, based on a stay at home mum called, Lucy, who has three children, and documents her life as a busy stay at home, and has a secret crush on another dad, which at first is all in her mind, until her dreams and fantasy nearly come into reality. She gets into all sorts of trouble but manages to get herself out of trouble too.
Loved this book. If you like a great chick flick kind of book then this is a great read, why not choose this for the winter months and Christmas.
I give 9 out 10.
I read this book quite quickly very easy to read, it is about set of children when the second World War landed in England, and aimed for the South Coast, Brighton, were left behind as they missed the last train out of Brighton to London, to be with their families, so they had to defend for themselves, but they soon realise they aren't alone after all and some other children get left behind too.
Good read, not my favourite book I have read based on the Second World War but still glad I read it.
I would give it a 8 out of 10.
So sorry for taking so long to write a new book review, I had read some books during the summer but found it tricky to finish them,. until I found this book.
Forbidden is about a lady called Annie, whom is an architect, and manages to find a job of her dreams designing a building for a man named Colin who wanted it for his gallery, but then she meets some hansom guy at a bar and her life changes.
She tries to lose herself in her work, but the contractor Colin finds happens to be the guy she met, but she finds out is totally forbidden.
I managed to finish this book in about 2 to 3 weeks and couldn't put it down; it was full of mystery and action, and definitely a book I would call my guilty pleasure.
I give the book 10 out of 10
A new book review, and it is a book I finished in the middle of the month. The first edition of this book I lost, so had to hunt for another copy in the library and as luck has it, I found the book. It is about girl named Maggie, who causes a fire, which causes the death of some children and some injured, who end up with scars not just physically but emotionally too.
One of those victims is Keith who can't help but show the scars he has from the fire on his face, and is looked after by his mother who thinks Maggie should have paid more for the fire she caused. Sara goes missing and Keith has no idea why, so Laurel, Maggie's mother hires a private detective to search for her.
There is what appears to be a young girl called Jen, she begins to date Keith who thinks he has landed on his feet, but she also befriends Maggie too.
A good read, you hear Maggie's, Sara's and Keith side of the story. Then it all ends up tying together, but keeps you in suspense throughout. It did drag on in parts and was a little disappointed with parts of the story, nevertheless a good read.
Total Rating: 8 out of 10.
This is about Laura Jane Williams. She thought she had met the one, only to find out that he had left her for someone new, her friend, Gwen and started to use this experience to lose her self, she decides to make some changes to find out who she really; not allow her being dumped by the one she planned to marry, but there are obstacles in the way as she tells her story.
So truthful and couldn't put the book down. I would give it a 10/10 for the honesty and the picture she paints as she writes.
Hi all! I am back with a couple of book reviews for this month. I love choosing a good book for Christmas, and the one I chose this time was a book called, An Eastend Christmas by Elizabeth Waite.
A nice read. It did bring the cyinical out of me though, as some of the story I did think was a bit "Too Good to be True".
It begins at the start of the second world war and Carla Scofield who helps take care of her family is called upon to help like a lot of women were at that time to do jobs that the men were not able to, due to being called to fight in the war. As she was used to altering clothes and wanted her own business one day, she chooses to help out with the making of the mens army uniforms. During this time, she meets a man called Paul, who is dark and hansome, but he ends up going away only contacting each other by letter, hoping that one day they will meet up again, some day.
There is a bit of drama that takes place, but I suppose being used to soaps where there is always something bad happening all the time, I found it to be to conveniently good a lot of the time.
However I did enjoy reading, and a good one to read during Christmas.
I would give this 8 out of 10.
The next book was the one I chose for my book to read when on break time at my weekend job, and so it took a while to finish, but finished it yesterday.
The book is called Chocolate Wishes by Trisha Ashley.
It is based about a lady called Chloe who lives with Grumps, Zillah and Jake, her little brother.
They live in a place called Sticklepond, and Chloe runs her own Chocolate Making business, from home making little chocolates which each contain a wish inside. She is still raw from her heart being broken, and was due to marry David, but her family help put him off, and decided she wanted to be on her own.
However someone from her passed arrives unexpectedly and there is a new Vicar in town who used to be part of a famous rock band.
It was a good book, I did get a bit bored, as i read this at the same time I read The Gospel of Drew Barrymore, and it wasn't a mark on that book, but is a totally different story.
There are some turn of events in the book, and I thought it got better towards the end, and I liked Chloe's charactor in it. The writing from the charactors point of view was good, because you did get to understand how she was really feeling.
I have seen that there are other books to follow which I wouldn't mind reading aswell, and it was actually a good story, I think it took a bit too long to get to the crunching point of the book, so was one of the reasons I did get a bit bored.
Due to this book being a good story and based on getting a bit bored in parts I would give this also an 8 out of 10.
It has taken me a while to get through some books this period as I had one large book Called "Money" and it was a very hard read but interesting.
I am currently trying to rebuild my relationship with money like I had before, and so have been educating myself on the subject and learning about where it all came from and this books explains, but challenges the originally story of how money was created. It talks about how there have been economic crisis decades ago, and the one we had not so long ago, and was anything new. It as happened before, due to the same patterns emerging. Lending money to so money and not much being returned.
It was interesting but I couldn't finish it in the end, I hadn't had much to go but it did a lot of the time, go back on itself and took a while to move on to the more modern times.
So I will give this book 7 out 10. I think this book is great for those who have a love of money, doing business studies or have a financial interest.
I borrowed this book from the library, but if you click on the image below, you will see the new version of this book available on Amazon.
The next book I read was called The Gospel of Drew Barrymore. Hilarious in parts and in some others it was serious, it was like a drama sitcom in a book. Esther is called by her bestfriend's mum, Margie, who is an hysterical pessimist and she thinks her daughter Laura has gone missing. This isn't the first time, Margie has thought this before, only to find she went on a vacation.
As Esther goes in search for her bestfriend's she discovers that Margie may have been in her rights to be worried this time, and looks back at how Esther first met Laura and of times she was pushed aside by Laura as she tells the story of them growing up as friends. They didn't exactly hit it off first time they set eyes on each other, and Esther didn't seem to always get Laura, and how she could be a different personality at times, to the one she truly knew.
A great book, one of my favourites I have read this year. In some parts it made me want to scream at Laura, but at times made me laugh with hysterics. I would give 10 out of 10.
Again this was a book from the Library, but is available to buy from Amazon.com. Click on image above which will take you to the amazon page where you can order your copy now.
Definitely one I would recommend.
Sometimes getting some inspiration from a book can really get the endorphin's going to make a change in your life.
This book is written by Linda Thomas who runs her own cleaning company. She talks about how cleaning can be more than seeing a clean kitchen surface, it can make a difference to how you think and feel in your work environment and your home.
There was a part of the book I didn't believe, where she is talking about how cleaning can change the atmosphere of a room and the particular example she used was when she had cleaned a school or college. In the example she explains about a youngster who was attending the college had an epileptic fit which then lead to there being complete and utter mayhem, but suddenly a lady walks into the room with a duster, begins to clean and then the atmosphere of the room changes. Probably being a bit skeptical but I suppose I had to be there but was a bit like, "I don't believe that" .
However most parts of the book were interesting and at the end of the book she gives some tips of how to get rid of different stains on carpet and fabrics and chemicals to use. I even wrote down parts and would buy to keep so I have it to hand for inspiration.
I give it a 8 out of 10.
Teaching you about Savings and Investments. How to create a portfolio if you want to create a passive income on shares, about mortgages and how to tidy up your finances. Really was informative and taught me a lot about shares and what to be careful of, the same with mortgages and savings. How to divide your money into different categories, to help see what is coming in and what is going out.
To have a better financial situation is to save to invest first before spending. I have found this book to really help me with money.
Easy to read through most of the book, but did find it a bit mind boggling at times.
I give this book 8/10
Book written by Barbara Stcherbatcheff it is from a column written in The London Paper. Suzana begins as an Internship inputting numbers. Suzana wants to be a trader, but as the city is dominated by men, it is a very difficult industry for a women to get into. However through networking and her persistence she gets her wish. She ends up in the heart of it all, Canary Wharf. She even meets the man of her dreams, but her life ends up being dictated by her passion for trading.
Really good read. If you are off on your holidays this is a book to take out of the library or is available via Kindle on Amazon. I did get a bit lost towards the end, when she talks about trading, but apart from that part it was a very empowering story.
Goes to show just because you are a woman doesn't mean we don't have the balls.
I give this book 9/10
I am a mum and work Part time. I am also an Author and love to share parts of my life that I know will help others too.