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Summer reading challenge 2023

The school summer holidays are rapidly approaching, woohoo! I have decided to challenge the kids (and myself) to a reading challenge. Why don’t you join in! Read a book by your favourite author Make a recipe from a recipe book Read a magazine or comic Read a book from a genre you wouldn’t usually choose […]

Could I be a convert to audiobooks?

I’ve taken the plunge this week and listened to my first ever audiobook. I honestly have no idea why I have resisted them for so long. I have always been a bookworm, to my parents’ joy but also irritation. As a parent myself now, I know just how dull it can be to read the […]

A Love So Sweet by Addison Cole: review and giveaway

Being a fan of Addison’s Seaside and Bayside series of books, I was looking forward to this new series about the Braden family. These books are also Sweet with Heat so they are not explicit in terms of content or language. I’ll be perfectly honest, it took me a while to get used to the […]

#Blogtober18 day 8: hearing them read for #LibrariesWeek

Reading is one of the greatest pleasures in my life. I am very thankful that my children all love books too. Working in education, I know that reading is essential in order to be able to access the rest of the curriculum. I started reading to Matthew while I was pregnant. I chose rhyming books […]

The Forgotten by Casey Kelleher

This book is the third in Casey Kelleher’s series about the notorious Byrne family but it is the first I have read and works well as a stand alone novel. Nancy Byrne has taken over her murdered father’s gangster network and is keen to establish herself as a woman in a man’s world. However, she […]