April 2018

Legendary Ladies: 50 Goddesses to Empower and Inspire You by Ann Shen (Review)

Summary:

Throughout History comes this lushly illustrated book of goddesses from around the world. Aphrodite, the Greek goddess whose love overcame mortality. Mazu, the Chinese deity who safely guides travelers home. Lakshmi, the Hindu provider of fortune and prosperity. These powerful deities and many more are celebrated in gorgeous artwork and enlightening essays that explore the feminine divine and encourage readers to empower themselves. Ann Shen’s signature watercolors make Legendary Ladies a unique, gift-worthy homage to the mighty women within.

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35959977-legendary-ladies

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Legendary-Ladies-Goddesses-Empower-You/dp/1452163413/

 

My Thoughts Ixchel

50 legendary goddesses all wrapped up in one beautiful hardback. This book is filled with info, a lot of which I was very interested in as it was new to me.… Read more >>>

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The Goose Road by Rowena House (Interview)

Interview with Rowena House

 

Tell us a bit about what inspired The Goose Road?

There is one First World War photograph I often talk about when asked that question, but in a way it’s a lazy answer. Yes, the picture of farmyard geese in a railway marshalling yard inspired part of the plot, but a story is so much more than its plot.

Angelique’s character evolved slowly, out of all sorts of elements which needed to be carefully woven together, but for her journey across France I was a proper magpie, gathering ideas from anywhere and everywhere: my grandfather’s WW1 diary, a French goose farm where I’d spent a holiday in my teens, travel on steam trains in India when I was a student, photos my husband had taken of Paris from the water when he’d been delivering a boat up the River Seine.… Read more >>>

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The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler - Review and Q&A

Summary:

Fifteen-year-old Virginia Shreves has a larger-than-average body and a plus-size inferiority complex, especially when she compares herself to her slim, brilliant, picture-perfect family. But that’s before a shocking phone call – and a horrifying allegation – about her rugby-star brother changes everything. With irreverent humor and surprising gravity, Carolyn Mackler creates an endearingly blunt heroine who speaks to every teen who struggles with family expectations, and proves that the most impressive achievement is to be true to yourself.

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36963703-the-earth-my-butt-and-other-big-round-things

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Earth-Butt-Other-Round-Things-ebook/dp/B07B8WF8RS

Interview with Carolyn Mackler

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Interview & Giveaway with Gayle Forman (I Have Lost My Way)

Summary from Goodreads

Around the time that Freya loses her voice while recording her debut album, Harun is making plans to run away from everyone he has ever loved, and Nathaniel is arriving in New York City with a backpack, a desperate plan, and nothing left to lose. When a fateful accident draws these three strangers together, their secrets start to unravel as they begin to understand that the way out of their own loss might just lie in help­ing the others out of theirs.

*Published by Simon & Schuster UK*

Interview with Gayle Forman

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