Backstories by Simon Van der Velde – A Book Review

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“Sure, I float like a butterfly but I sting like a bee, cos the hands can’t hit what the eye can’t see.” Backstories by Simon Van Der Velde ‘Backstories’ by Simon Van Der Velde follows the stories of 14 familiar souls, only they aren’t familiar. Not until you as the reader discover their backstory. From […]

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Book Review – Geoffrey Lew’s ‘The Ordinary Leader’

Sun Tzu’s military advice represented in ‘The Art of War’ has existed for centuries and has been devoured by millions across the globe, with many lawyers known to use the book to negotiate better and essentially win trials. An ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the 5th century BC, Geoffrey Lew’s ‘The Ordinary Leader’ plays […]

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A Book Review – The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

Books are my favourite source of escapism and Ruth Hogan’s ‘The Keeper of Lost Things’ has certainly provided that for me over the last five days – the small time it took to devour this beauty. As is often the case, I am late again to this read that was originally published in 2016/17 but […]

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A Book Review: Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

“If you don’t try at anything, you can’t fail… it takes back bone to lead the life you want” – Revolutionary Road. Revolutionary Road was a charity shop find, and in all honesty I feel like a massive fraud for not seeking this book out beforehand, nor having heard of it. Admittedly, I was drawn […]

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A Book Review: Elton John’s ‘Me’

Elton John is renowned for his eccentric ways, including his fashion sense, and ability to simply not give a damn. Whether you are a fan of his music or not, it’s impossible not to find him intriguing at the very least. I happen to absolutely love Elton John and even more so now after devouring […]

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A Book Review – The Courage to be Disliked

We all want to be liked, and more so loved. We crave to be accepted into society, whether that’s through the highest positioned job or the amount of following we have online. After facing some hate on Twitter, I searched Amazon on a whim for books on getting over being disliked – dramatic I know! […]

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A Review – The Existence of Amy by Lana Grace Riva

We’ve thankfully grown better at conversing about mental health in recent years. But how much do we fully understand about the different illnesses? In the book ‘The Existence of Amy’, Lana Grace Riva takes the reader on a journey to recovery with main character Amy. Amy faces a daily battle against OCD and depression, but […]

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A Book Review – Great SEXPECTATIONS

“We may be “sexperts” but our expertise is in what society is telling us we should want, and most of us have very little expertise in discovering and communicating what we actually want”.  Sex is very much a taboo subject in society, though thankfully we’ve become better at addressing the fact that it’s purpose isn’t […]

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