Interview with Peter Kay, author of ‘Show me the way to Santiago’

I am currently reading ‘Show me the way to Santiago’ by Peter Kay and through email, we have conducted an interview with me sending Peter questions which he has kindly provided the answers to below. This interview and the subsequent book review to follow has arisen through an approach made to me by E Rachael Hardcastle at CuriousCatBooks who had seen another interview and book review I had covered on this blog (Nigel Cartner). She explained that Peter had written about his Camino de Santiago pilgrimage and that he was raising money through the sale of his book for MNDA. As I have also walked the Camino de Santiago and written about my journey, I was happy to read another Camino book and to also support Peter in reaching potential readers and supporters of MNDA. The book was sent to me free of charge and this interview and book review is being written and shared free of charge.  

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We all walk our own Camino

This isn’t a book review as after all how can I possibly review my own book!  I won’t review it, however I will share it with you on this blog. Yes, this is my travel book and no, this is not the one I may have already mentioned. The book I’ve recently written and uploaded to Kindle as an e-book is called ‘We all walk our own Camino’ and is about my Camino journey and how it has affected me and my life.

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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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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”

The Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love: Per J Andersson

Have you ever read a book that’s made you want to go out and travel straight away? For me, that book is ‘The Amazing Story of the Man who Cycled from India to Europe for Love’ by Per J Andersson who writes about PK and Lotta and their love story. Continue reading “The Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love: Per J Andersson”

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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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”