Book Review: Tidy Up On Your Way Out by Dave Gammon & author interview

What it’s about: “… About six months later I dropped Lyndsey a line on the dating site. I had a meeting near to where she lived and asked if she wanted to meet up for a reconciliatory drink. Her reply was that she would love to meet for a beer so she could throw it …

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Book Review: Getting Rooted in New Zealand by Jamie Baywod & author interview

What it’s about: Craving change and lacking logic, at 26, Jamie, a cute and quirky Californian, impulsively moves to New Zealand to avoid dating after reading that the country’s population has 100,000 fewer men. In her journal, she captures a hysterically honest look at herself, her past and her new wonderfully weird world filled with …

Movie Review: The Social Network

What it’s about: Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking website that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business. Genre: Biography, Drama Rating: 12A Director: David Fincher Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, …

Book Review: With Love at Christmas by Carole Matthews

What it’s about: Can the imperfect family really have the perfect Christmas? Juliet Joyce adores Christmas. She loves the presents, the tree, the turkey, the tinsel.. just everything! Already the festive spirit is upon her, which is just as well as this Christmas things are starting to get a little out of hand. Her son, …

Book Review: Close My Eyes by Sophie McKenzie

What it’s about: It’s been eight years since Geniver Loxley lost her daughter, Beth. Since that day, Gen has been floundering. While her husband Art builds his business reputation and their fortune, she can’t let go of Beth. And then one day, everything changes. A strange woman shows up on Gen’s doorstep, saying the very thing …

Book Review: Boo! The Underdog With a Heart of Gold by Lisa Edwards

What it’s about: Boo is an unlikely hero. The runt of his litter and the class dunce in puppy training, the odds are definitely stacked against him. But there’s more to little Boo than meets the eye, for he might be clumsy and short-sighted, but he radiates love and empathy. Working as a therapy dog …

Book Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

 What it’s about: Charlie is a freshman and while he’s not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it. Charlie is attempting to navigate his …