Book Review #3: The Magician’s Nephew (by C.S. Lewis)

A fantastic book from my childhood and a great reminder of “better times” Clive’s narration of The Magician’s Nephew is very direct and personal. This story, while published after, opens the ‘wardrobe’ door to the world of Narnia and it’s subsequent adventures. A beautifully written world creation to entice a younger audience contrasting John’s older audience and more detailed Silmarillion.

A story I look forward to reading Bailey when the time comes.

Book Review #2: Bird by Bird (by Anne Lamott)

This book is just what I needed to read right now, and also the last thing I needed.

An honest insight into the world of writing and publishing that had me wanting to give up my dreams and dig myself deeper in the mundane rut of existence.

At the same time it pushed me to want to quit my day job and commit myself…

To an asylum? Sometimes.
To putting more time into my writing? Sure!

This very real account of what it is to pour yourself into the pages is probably one of many, but it the best and easiest one I have come across.

Inspiring, challenging, and a useful book to read if you’ve ever put pen to paper (or key to board these days) for anyone else to read.

Book Review #1: Malice (by Gabrielle Lord)

Malice is Gabrielle’s fourteenth book in her Conspiracy 365 series.

After Cal’s twelve books of unrealistic teen adventure making up the initial year of intrigue and a further standalone ‘sequel’ it’s nice to focus on another primary character for this story line.
I found Malice to be a great escape from the mundane life. With teen characters once again dealing with adult situations it is easy to forget that these ‘kids’ are only just old enough to drive.
I really am looking forward to many more crazy antics from this quartet in further books of the series.