Book review: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

I’ve read a few of Jodi Picoult’s novels and they always have me questioning my thoughts and how I would act and react if I was within the story. However, none have left such a lasting impression as ‘Small Great Things’ has. I took my time reading as it is one of those books you do not want to get to the last page of because that means you’ve got to stop reading it. I have recommended this book to anyone I talk to and I discuss the issues it raises with others whenever I can as well as mulling it all over in my mind many times. For me that is the sure sign of a great book, am I left questioning who and how I am. 
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Interview with Karen Atkinson, author of ‘Compassionate Mindful Inquiry in Therapeutic Practice’

A few weeks ago, I had the great pleasure of chatting with Karen Atkinson about her first book ‘Compassionate Mindful Inquiry in Therapeutic Practice’ which was released in January 2020.  In addition to being an author, Karen is the Senior Partner and Co-Founder of MindfulnessUK and Director for Mindfulness UK @Work and her teacher training courses and current Virtual Wellbeing offers can be found at http://www.mindfulnessuk.com.  Continue reading “Interview with Karen Atkinson, author of ‘Compassionate Mindful Inquiry in Therapeutic Practice’”

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell first came into my world last year when listening to my favourite podcasts and he seemed to be on every one of them discussing his latest book ‘Talking to Strangers’.  I liked what I heard, was interested in hearing more and when I saw one of his books on offer in WHSmith, Exeter I bought it.  Continue reading “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell”

Book Review: ‘Lost in Manchester, Found in Vegas’ by N.J.Cartner

We also feature our interview with Nigel Cartner on this blog and now we share my review to encourage others to read this book. I am very excited to read the sequel to this book which will no doubt be just as interesting as this one. Continue reading “Book Review: ‘Lost in Manchester, Found in Vegas’ by N.J.Cartner”

Interview with Nigel Cartner, author of ‘Lost in Manchester, Found in Vegas.’

I caught up with Nigel after his book signing in WHSmith, Chester on 1st September and we were able to do this interview which had been a long time in the planning stage. I first met Nigel on 16th June when he was first in Chester for his book signing event and I knew that as well as wanting to read his book, I also wanted to interview him for our 2 blogs.    Continue reading “Interview with Nigel Cartner, author of ‘Lost in Manchester, Found in Vegas.’”

Book review: My grandmother sends her regards and apologises; by Fredrik Backman

When I’m travelling I really enjoy reading a book by a local author. In Bergen, I decided to buy my Christmas reads ahead of time and one of the books was ‘My grandmother sends her regards and apologises’ by Fredrik Backman. If you have already read ‘A man called Ove’ then you’ll understand why I was attracted to this book.  Continue reading “Book review: My grandmother sends her regards and apologises; by Fredrik Backman”