Wednesday, 12 May 2021

The Really Resilient Guide by Andry Anastasis McFarlane Blog Tour

 Everything has changed in the last year.

From how we interact with friends and family to where we are allowed to go and even when we can go to work. 

It has been a lot to contend with for everybody and as we navigate our way through a new normal, we all need to learn to be a bit more adaptable.

This is most definitely applicable when it comes to our places of work and there is where Andry Anastasis McFarlane is stepping in to help with their book, The Really Resilient Guide.


Drawing on real-life examples, executive coaching insights, emotional intelligence, global wellbeing research and solutions-focused approaches, The REALLY RESILIENT Guide blends compassionate yet reassuringly practical guidance, with 27 relevant, proven resilience-building techniques you can quickly and easily practise at home or at work.

Now let it be said, this book isn't here to replace medical advice, what the author provides is balanced opinions.

The Players by Darren O'Sullivan Blog Tour

 Sometimes a thriller comes along that will literally have you on the edge of your seat, and I mean ready to fall down.

And one such novel is The Players by Darren O'Sullivan. 


Are you ready to play?

A stranger has you cornered.

They call themselves The Host.

You are forced to play their game.

In it one person can live and the other must die.

You are the next player.

You have a choice to make.

This is a game where nobody wins…

Scary, haunting, a book that has you questioning what would you do if faced with the same situations as the victims in this sinister tale.

Told from three points of view, this novel is about a high stakes game that literally comes down to kill or be killed.

Monday, 10 May 2021

Reading Round Up 2021 #19

 Hey there fellow bibliophiles.

Well after the previous week's lack of reading mojo, last week certainly made up for it (definitely helped by the calibre of books that I chose/was given to read.

Totalling almost one book a day - I actually read two books in a twenty four hour period - and I'm nearing my Goodreads challenge total for the year already!


So what books did I read, I hear you say in your heads...

The Perfect Lie by Jo Spain 5 out of 5 stars

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

On Hampstead Heath by Marika Cobbold Blog Tour

 I seem to be late to the party more often than not when it comes to authors. What I mean by that is that I don't read a novel of theirs until perhaps they've already released a few and I'm always left wondering why I haven't read any of their books before. 

This was definitely the case when it came to Marika Cobbold. On Hampstead Heath is actually her eighth novel and in this moment I find myself with a great need to have the chance to now devour her previous stories.


Thorn Marsh was raised in a house of whispers, of meaningful glances and half- finished sentences. Now she's a journalist with a passion for truth, more devoted to her work at the London Journal than she ever was to her ex-husband.

When the newspaper is bought by media giant The Goring Group, who value sales figures over fact-checking, Thorn openly questions their methods, and promptly finds herself moved from the news desk to the midweek supplement, reporting heart-warming stories for their new segment, The Bright Side, a job to which she is spectacularly unsuited.

On a final warning and with no heart-warming news in sight, a desperate Thorn fabricates a good-news story of her own. The story, centred on an angelic apparition on Hampstead Heath, goes viral. Caught between her principles and her ambitions, Thorn goes in search of the truth behind her creation, only to find the answers locked away in the unconscious mind of a stranger.

Certainly a book that will warm your heart.

Monday, 3 May 2021

Reading Round Up 2021 #18

 Hello fellow bookish people.

I struggled to write this post for my weekly reading round up. It's been a busy week working etc, which meant I forgot to post my reviews via Goodreads, which in turn meant that I actually had a hard time remembering just what I read in the past 7 days.

Has anyone else had this problem before?


After much thinking time (and going back over my Twitter page for evidence) I can now share with you the books which I now have memory of reading lol.