Small ways to expand your horizons

Almost every day, we’re faced with photos, tweets, Facebook ‘check-in’s’ of people jetting off across the other side of the world to go travelling. People who have spent the day in a waterfall, exploring another culture, sky-diving, snorkeling – you name it and you’ve probably seen someone you know on social media doing it. Whether …

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BOOK REVIEW: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Format: Library book Links: Goodreads | Amazon UK Blurb: At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles …

BOOK REVIEW: The Happy Brain by Dean Burnett @faberbooks @portassoph @garwboy

So it would appear that on my blog this month, the general theme is “happiness” Earlier in the month I reviewed the book How To Be Happy by Eva Woods (which, spoiler alert, was incredible) and next week I have a “50 things that make me happy” post going live. Gosh, that’s an awful lot of …

BOOK REVIEW: Life to the Limit: My Autobiography by Jenson Button

Format: Hardback, Christmas present Links: Goodreads | Amazon UK Blurb: Jenson Button is one of the greatest racing drivers of his generation. His seventeen years in Formula 1 have seen him experience everything the sport has to offer, from nursing underpowered cars around the track to winning World Championships and everything in between. Here, Jenson tells …

BOOK REVIEW: No Filter by Grace Victory

Format: Hardback, birthday present! Links: Goodreads | Amazon UK Blurb: From struggling with an eating disorder and body image issues to flashing Harry Potter (yes, that really did happen), Grace Victory has experienced it all. Here, in No Filter, Grace shares her inspirational story of growing up in a troubled household, battling with depression and finally overcoming …

Book review: Project Semicolon by Amy Bluel

*** Trigger warnings: Suicide, suicidal thoughts and mental illness *** Format: Uncorrected proof Publisher: Harper Links:Amazon UK  | Goodreads Review: This doesn’t really have a blurb so I’ll just explain myself what Project Semicolon is all about. Basically, Project Semicolon is a suicide awareness organisation, founded in 2013 by Amy Bluel and is dedicated to …

Book Review: Not That Kind of Love by Clare and Greg Wise 

Publisher: Quercus Publication date: February 2018 Format: Paperback, giveaway Blurb: A moving, thought-provoking and surprisingly humorous book which is both a description of a journey to death and a celebration of the act of living. Based on Clare Wise’s blog, which she started when she was first diagnosed with cancer in 2013, Not That Kind …

Book Review: Watching the Wheels by Damon Hill

Format: Hardback, ARC Links: Goodreads | Amazon Blurb: 2016 marks the twentieth anniversary of Damon Hill’s coronation as Formula One World Champion. For the first time ever he tells the story of his journey through the last golden era of the sport when he took on the greats including Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher and …

Book Review: Aussie Grit – My Formula 1 Journey by Mark Webber

Title: Aussie Grit: My Formula 1 Journey Author: Mark Webber Format: ARC Links: Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon US Blurb: Mark Webber was at the centre of one of the most captivating chapters in the history of Formula One. In 2010, while racing for Red Bull, he and his team mate Sebastian Vettel went …

Book Review: Is It Just Me? by Miranda Hart

Title: Is It Just Me? Author: Miranda Hart Format: Paperback Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US | Goodreads Blurb: Well hello to you dear book browser. So, here’s the thing: it is just me or does anyone else find that adulthood offers no refuge from the unexpected horrors, peculiar lack of physical coordination and sometimes …

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 …