Book Review On: Pocket Book Of Love by Trigger Publishing

 

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About the author (as provided by publisher)

Trigger Publishing is an independent publishing house specialising in books on mental health and wellbeing. Our aim is to open the conversation around mental health and to promote wellbeing.

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Publication date: 5th March 2020

Publisher: Trigger Publishing

ISBN: Hardback only- 9781789561838

Pocket Book Of Friendship-9781789561845

Pocket Book Of Happiness-9781789561852

Pocket Book Of Hope-9781789561821

pocket book of hope, Love etc

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Pages: 160 pages

Genre: Motivational self help/ Mental health

Format reading: Hardback

Copy provided by: Trigger Publishing

Blurb (as seen on the back cover)

When life seems a little lonely and you need some love and nurturing, turn to this collection of inspirational quotes to rekindle a feeling of connection.

Filled with wisdom from some of the worlds most well-known minds, the Pocket Book Of Love offers thoughts and advice to restore, rest and revive you, day-by-day.

‘The little unremembered acts of kindness and love are the best part of a person’s life.’ William Wordsworth

MY Review

I would like to say a massive thank you to Beth from Trigger publishing and Trigger themselves for not just asking me to read and review but also for kindly sending me Pocket Book Of Love ( Pocket Book Of Hope )

Pocket Book Of Love is in a collection of book; Pocket book Of Hope, Friendship, happiness.

I have read a few of Trigger publishing books now:  Stand Tall Little Girl  and  Must Try Harder and have found them to be jolly good reads. I like Triggers ethos to promote mental health and wellbeing.

Pocket Book Of Love is a lovely collection of quote from well known faces from; Audrey Hepburn to Aristotle and many more. It a book you can put down and pick up whenever the need and is a nice size to be able to carry around. I thought that this book was really lovely and can see how it would give say a lonely person some love.

I’d like to share a couple of my favourite quotes from the book;

‘To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return.’ Madonna

‘Love may not make the world go round, but I must admit that it makes the ride worthwhile.’ Sean Connery

What lovely quotes that filled my heart with love in an instant and will you too. I defiantly recommend this little book and I can’t wait to read the others in the collection.

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                                                          A Lovey 5 Sparkly Stars

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Book Review On: Pocket Book Of Hope by Trigger Publishing

 

pocket book of hope

About the author (as provided piblisher)

Trigger Publishing is an independent publishing house specialising in books on mental health and wellbeing. Our aim is to open the conversation around mental health and to promote wellbeing.

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Publication date: 5th March 2020

Publisher: Trigger Publishing

ISBN: Hardback only- 9781789561821

Pocket Book Of Friendship-9781789561845

Pocket Book Of Happiness-9781789561852

Pocket Book Of Love-9781789561838

Pages: 160 pages

Genre: Motivational Self help/ Mental health

Format reading: Hardback

Copy provided by: Trigger Publishing

Blurb (as seen on the back cover)

When things seem a little bleak, you can turn to this collection of inspirational quotes to bring some hope into your life. Filled with wisdom from some of the world’s most well-known minds, the Pocket Book Of Hope offers thoughts and advice to restore, rest, and revive you, day-by-day.

‘…history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.’ Michelle Obama

My Review

I would firstly like to offer my thanks to Beth at Trigger Publishing and Trigger for asking me to read and review Pocket Book Of Hope and kindly providing me with a review copy.

Pocket Book Of Hope is part of a series of books including Pocket Book Of Friendship, Love and happiness.

As soon as I was asked to read and review this book that for me it couldn’t come at a better time in my life; when I could do with a bit of hope myself! As I was reading I did feel a sense of calm and the quotes are really quite helpful. This book is one you can pick up and put down and it’s size made it easy to slip into my bag; for those reading opportune moments! I would definitely say this little book is helpful and each quote gave me a blast of hope every time!!!

I have a few quotes from the book that practically resonated with me that I’d like to share with you:

‘Make the most of moments that matter.’ Kate Middleton Duchess of Cambridge

‘Its not absence of fear, its overcoming it. Sometimes you’ve got to blast through and have faith.’ Emma Watson

This really is the perfect little book to give anyone a bit of hope!

 

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Happy 3rd Birthday Marie’s Book Boutique

 

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Hi guy’s

Can you believe Marie’s Book Boutique is three?!? How time fly’s when your having fun!!!! I know some call it a blogaversery but I like to think of it as a birthday because it’s my baby!!! (Silly really I suppose!!!)

Three years ago when Marie’s Book Boutique was born, I never in my wildest dreams did I think that anyone would read what I had to say about my passion that is books! You guys have been so welcoming and supportive over that time and I feel incredibly grateful for that!

Also over the years I’ve had awesome opportunities to read some great books and take part in blog tours. So a massive thank you to all the authors, publishers/publicist’s and blog tour organnisers; who have taken a chance on me!

I not going to say it’s always been easy because it hasn’t been plain sailing; there have been times when life struggles get in the way. When that happens and I feel like that; I’ve learnt to take a break. Having a break bothered me because I thought I would be letting everyone down; especially you my followers but you all understand and are there when I return! Thanks for that guy’s!!!

One think that particularly fills me with joy is all the kindness and support I get in the book blogging comunity, it’s  awesome to be a part of. So another massive thank you goes to you for reading my blog posts, it means more than you’ll ever know.

Right I’m now off to kick off my celebrations with a nice cuppa and a good book… I may even push the boat out and have a biscuit!!!! What a party animal… hey?!?

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Book Review On: A Tale of Two Kitties by Nick Harding

 

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About the author (as seen in the book)

nick hardling

Nick Harding is an award-winning national newspaper writer and author. His work is published in the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, the Daily Mirror, the Sun, the Independent and i.

He has co-written several bestselling memoirs. Reluctantly, he has become on of the UK’s most prolific writers on Cat matters, specialising in humour and quirky cat- inspired true stories. He lives in Surry with his wife and a Cat.

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Publication date: 11th October 2018

Publisher: Mirror Books

ISBN: Paperback 978-1-912624-09-6

Also available in Ebook format.

Pages: 254 pages

Genre: Non-fiction/ Cat care

Format reading: Paperback

Copy provided by: My own

Blurb (as seen on the back cover)

Nick Harding’s life changed forever when he became a reluctant cat-owner. And in A Tale of Two Kitties he recounts his unlikely cat conversion.

Told in his inimitable humorous style, this big-hearted story follows the confirmed dog-loving, cat- hating, feline-allergy-suffering writer as he becomes a passionate kitty aficionado…. Courtesy of two of the world’s most mischievous moggies, Alvin and Barry.

My Review

A tale of two kitties front cover

As some of you will know from my post I’m Sure My Cat’s Love Books Too!! I’m at cat owner myself; that I adore cat’s. So when I saw the bright front cover with cat’s on it, I immediately picked it up to read the blurb (not that I needed to!!!)

A Tale of Two Kitties by journalist Nick Harding is his own journey with the feline specie. A the beginning Nick shares his utter dislike for cats and how he was more of a dog person. A newly divorced with two children Nick what’s to get a pet that suites his lifestyle and something his children could help take care of. He get’s tropical fish to start of with.

Then he meets cat loving Stephanie and they fall in love and as time goes on they move in together. Stephanie would like to very much get a pet cat and has found a Bengal cat’s for sale and is convinced she cat convert him into a cat lover. In comes Alvin! At the beginning Nick tries to stay out of Alvin’s way; only the cat has other ideas! In time Nick gives in and entertain him new feline friend, becoming intrigued by the animals which in turn ignites the beginning of his cat research covering every aspect of the feline world. Barry comes into the book later (I don’t want to give to much away!)

I genuinely enjoyed A Tale of Two Kitties, it was written with humour, raw emotion and was very informative about our feline friends. I certainly learn a lot about cat’s thing’s I didn’t even know. I’m not going to lie you will need a box of tissues in parts because there are sad bits (Just make you aware) I think what was really nice to read was how Nick went from disliking cat’s to being not just a cat owner but a researcher of all things feline! I could relate to this because my partner was just the same before we got our kitties!!!

I can defiantly recommend this to any animal or cat lover as a good read!

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Book Review On: Not Dead Yet by Phil Collins

 

Not dead yet by phil collins

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phil collins

Philip Charles Collins was born in Putney in 1951. He has been an actor, drummer, songwriter, producer and at various times, member of the bands Flaming Youth, Genesis and Brand X.

A drummer since almost before he could walk, Collins received on-the-job training in the seedy, thrilling bars and clubs of 1960’s swinging London before finally landing the drummer seat in Genesis. Later, he would step into the spotlight on vocals after the departure of Peter Gabriel, and compose the songs that would rocket him to international solo fame with the release of Face Value and In The Air Tonight. Creator of numerous hits and an Oscar winner for the song You’ll Be In My Hearts from Disney’s Tarzan, he’s one of only three musicians to sell over 100 million records both as a solo artist and separately as a principal member in a band. He lives in Florida.

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Publication date: 18th May 2017

Publisher: Arrow Books

ISBN: Hardback 9781101907474

Paperback 9781784753603

Also available in Ebook, Audiobook and Audio CD format

Pages: 464 pages

Genre: Autobiography/ Memoir

Format reading: Paperback

Copy provided by: Borrowed

Blurb (as seen on the back cover)

Not Dead Yet is Phil Collins’ candid, witty and unvarnished story of his epic career from child actor to one of the most successful songwriters of the pop music era.

Unrelentingly honest, Collins tells the story of the songs and shows, the hits and fans, his marriages and divorces, the ascents to the top of the charts and into the tabloid headlines.

My Review

When I came across this book I know instantly that I had to read it; being a fan and all! The CD in the above photo is a CD I’ve played so much it’s scratched so I really need to replace it!!!!!! When I was little I remember Phil’s music playing on the car radio, so it was inevitable I would love his music!

In Not Dead Yet Phil Collins recounts his childhood memories, family life, his many marriages and divorces, the high’s and lows of his career to his health. The thing that really comes through while I read was what a down to earth fella he is. I really admire Phil’s honesty especially through his most hardest of times in his life. And his dedication and devotion to his musical craft is amazing how hard he worked to get where he is, however it has cost him many health problems from Alcoholism to losing hearing.

I really enjoyed being reminded of song’s that I love causing me to hum the song’s while reading; to the annoyance to people around me at the time!!!!! It was interesting for me to read about how those songs I love so much were written and what they were about.

Not Dead Yet by Phil Collins is a very worthy read guy’s… I couldn’t put it down!!!!!!

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Book Review On: Under The Duvet by Marian Keyes

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About the author (as seen on Amazon)

Marian Keyes

Marian Keyes’ international bestselling novels include Rachel’s Holiday, Last Chance Saloon, Sushi for Beginners, Angels, The Other Side of the Story, Anybody Out There, This Charming Man and The Woman Who Stole My Life. Three collections of her journalism, Under the Duvet, Further Under the Duvet and Making It Up as I Go Along, are also available from Penguin. Marian lives in Dublin with her husband.

 

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Publication date: 28th July 2009

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: Paperback 978-0-141-00747-2

also available in Ebook and Hardback

Pages: 304 pages

Genre: Collection of Journalism

Format reading: Paperback

Copy provided by: Giveaway prize

Blurb (as seen on the back cover)

Her novels are adored by millions around the world- now read Marian Keyes’s  collected journalism and exclusive, previously unpublished material in Under The Duvet.

Bursting with her hilarious observations- on life, in-laws, weight loss and parties; her love of shoes and her LTF’s (Long-Term Friends); the horrors of estate agents and lost luggage; and how she once had an office Christmas party that involved roasting two sheep on a spit, Moroccan style- it’s the perfect bedtime companion, and will have you wincing with recognition or roaring with laughter.

My Review

Under The Duvet by Marian Keyes is a collection of her journalism, some which have been published and some which hasn’t. This is the first type of book I’ve read like this and I was more than intrigued when I read the blurb; knowing I was in for a treat of a read!

In her articles she share’s her experiences in a very comical way; some will have you cringing and laughing at the same time! Also there are some serious bit when Marian share’s her personal struggles with alcoholism and other trials she has faced.

Marian has shared bit about herself giving readers a glimpse of the author behind her books. It’s a book where you can read in which ever order you wish; which I did and it did feel a bit odd but was refreshing non the less. It’s something different than what I normally read but I did enjoy and was nice to read something that’s not my norm!

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4 stars

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2020 Goodreads Challenge

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Hey Guy’s

Happy New Year to you all! I hope you all had a lovely time spending time with family and friends over the festive period!

As you may all know I’m partial to a reading challenge! I’ve taken part in the Goodreads Challenge now since 2014 and it would be a shame to brake my run of taking part now wouldn’t it?

Last year I targeted myself to read 79 books and I smashed it by reading 89 books! ( thats the most books I’ve ever read since I started my reading journey) 

Here is what I did in previous Goodreads Challenge’s:

*2014 my target was 35 books and I read 45!

*2015 my target was 34 books and I read 31.

*2016 my target was 30 and I read 36!

*2017 my target was 50 and I read 68!

*2018 my target was 65 and I read 78

For 2020 I’ve set a target of 89 books to read; which is what I read last year and I would love to reach it!

So what do you think?… Will I complete my target? Are you also doing the Goodreads Reading Challenge? If so what’s your target? And do you think you can reach it? How have you done in previous years?

As always thanks so much for stopping by and please feel free to comment I love reading your thoughts!

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