Monday, 24 April 2017

Read With Me #17 2017

Hello everyone and welcome to this weeks Read With Me. So last week my kids got a but of money for Easter, my eldest, a girl after my own heart decided to buy books. She invested in the new Disney Twisted Tales novels, this is a set that I will definitely be borrowing from her, have you read them yet?


I finally got a book that I pre-ordered quite a while ago, and of course I spent a whole evening making sure I read it from start to finish, I don't like to put a book down once I've started it.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

My Sunday Photo 2017 #17

We went for a walk in Folkestone, Kent last weekend. It was a tad windy and not as warm as we'd like but walking down the pier, that we'd only just discovered was open, I noticed this saying printed on the lighthouse and I just felt the need to photograph it.

Friday, 21 April 2017

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig April Book of the Month

Matt Haig is an author that I have come to admire. After reading Reasons to Stay Alive earlier this year I knew when I heard about his latest release How to Stop Time that I just had to read it. And it seems it was fate Netgalley because gave me the chance to do just that and now this novel has become my April book of the month.

I am old. That is the first thing to tell you. The thing you are least likely to believe. If you saw me you would probably think I was about forty, but you would be very wrong.

Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret.

He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot, and now craves an ordinary life. Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom has the perfect cover - working as a history teacher at a London comprehensive. Here he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he'd never witnessed them first-hand. He can try and tame the past that is fast catching up with him.

The only thing Tom mustn't do is fall in love.

Now you know a story must be good when Bennedict Cumberbatch signs up to star in the film before the novel has even been officially released. This is the story of Tom Hazard, a seemingly normal 41 year old man, except well he's really not. Because you see Tom is actually over 400 years old, plagued with a rare condition that means that he ages at a much slower rate to any normal human, 1 year for every 15 of our years.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Love is Patient, Love is Kind Book Review

Love is Patient, Love is Kind, this is an adorable picture book illustrated by Naoko Stoop. It takes the quote from 1 Corinthians 13...

Love is patient, love is kind... It hopes all things, endures all things .. love never ends.

This board book is appealing right from the front cover. A simple picture that draws you in, a boy and a girl with their dog and a cat, sitting in a garden, both appearing to look at a small plant beginning to grow.

Baby Born Interactive Doll Review

Having four girls I guess it comes as no surprise that we've played with a lot of dolls n this house over the years, my daughters have always loved role play and enjoy playing mums and dads, doctors and nurses and of course these sorts of games are always made better with the toys that they can involve. We were recently sent the Baby Born Interactive doll and it has been most popular with my 4 and 7 year olds.