Books on the Beach: An Accidental Tourist

I thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘An Accidental Tourist’ by Jason Smart, it was like really good reality TV on paper. Jason records his travel escapades, highs and lows, and points of interest in this easy to read book. The book brought back memories of some of my own caribbean travels, making for some interesting comparisons. Jason’s […]

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Books on the Beach: Friend Request

Imagine being stalked by someone you think is dead – they contact you on Facebook and seem to know enough about your daily life to suggest they are actually watching and following you offline! Imagine the anxiety of wondering whether this person might get away with murder – since nobody thinks they’re alive, and not […]

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The Oath

This book was a hefty hardback, and not quick at getting to the crux of the story. But what a strange story! A small town seems to be harbouring a big scary secret that nobody dares talk about; there’s a thick fog of fear hovering over everyone in this town, but why? If you’ve read […]

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Tap Taps To Trinidad: Caribbean Adventures

Now I know what a ‘tap tap’ is!!! I had no idea before reading this book. Tap Taps To Trinidad, by Zenga Longmore, is a quirky little book that tells the tales of a woman’s (largely solo) experiences of hopping around a number of caribbean islands, somewhat naively at times. She seems to have a […]

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Secrets and Lies?

Well, I was intrigued by the idea that there are people who are earning a living by leading a double life. Spying on a target group of people and ‘becoming one of them’ in order to get close. I was intrigued by the notion that people who do this are prepared to develop fake relationships, […]

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The Penguin Lessons, A True Story

If it wasn’t for the fact that I adore penguins, and that this is a true story, I would never have bought this book. Ever since watching ‘The March of The Penguins’ years ago, I have been won over by penguins, their cuteness and similarities to humans. I was intrigued to hear a story about a […]

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How to Read More — Discover

Just stumbled across this on WordPress: The pile of unread books by your bed keeps getting higher? Artist, writer, and creativity unlocker Austin Kleon shares six tips for reading more every day. via How to Read More — Discover

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Alfred Hitchcock Book Competition!!

Win a copy of “Alfred Hitchcock” by Peter Ackroyd (2015) One for the film buffs, and the curious. To enter the draw: 1.Comment below with your favourite Hitchcock film and why!! 2.Follow and re/tweet @thriftyshopper7 using the hashtag #Hitchcockbook Closing date: 1 June Midnight Winner drawn from UK entrants

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Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus

Book Review: 10/10 This really is a ‘different sort of book’, beautifully illustrated and gently written, a story of hope, optimism, motivation and light at the end of the tunnel; narrated through the eyes of a caterpillar who becomes a butterfly. This is a lovely book for any shelf, quick to read but I’m sure you […]

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The Dreadful Judgement, Great Fire Of London

The Dreadful Judgement by Neil Hanson  This is a detailed and in parts graphic, telling of the backdrop and story of the Great Fire of London, a must for anyone interested in a more in-depth insight into this piece of history. It is helpfully written in the style of a novel to make it easier […]

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