Reading Life: The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante

I have just finished reading The Story of the Lost Child the fourth and final Neapolitan novel by Elena Ferrante. I have been totally engrossed by all four books – a book box set –…

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2015 – Tough Love: A Lesson Learnt

I went into 2015  filled with physical and emotional pain, but little did I know how positive this pain would be and that it would change my life. The physical pain came from the diagnosis…

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Longbourn by Jo Baker

Having been left bereft from reading My Brilliant Friend I was reluctant to pick up another book, but the deadline for my next book club meet was looming and I felt pressured to start reading the…

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Advice For Life: Feel the Fear & Do It Anyway

The first self-help book I ever read was Feel the Fear and do it anyway by Susan Jeffers. I was about to take redundancy from my desk job and I had no idea what I…

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Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

J.J Abrams, I want to do rude things to you. If, like me, you are in your mid 40’s, remember the original Star Wars trilogy, were bitterly disappointed by the prequels, you will, after having…

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