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: ‘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: 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 Matthew Hanover, author of ‘Not Famous’

In January this year, Matthew Hanover self-published his first novel ‘Not Famous’. He shared the book with us at ‘book lovers’ and asked us to review it so we also took the opportunity to interview him. We understand that often knowing the author and getting to hear about the writing process as well as the reasons behind the content, can enhance the reading experience. As Matthew is based in USA, this interview took place over an email exchange.   Continue reading “Interview with Matthew Hanover, author of ‘Not Famous’”

Being the best you can be: Tips and encouragement to lead your best daily life: Alison Laycock

On Friday, my book was published on Kindle. Now, that’s a sentence I’ve been waiting to say since I was a young girl writing short stories for fun as well as reading any book I could. Normally, this blog would contain a book review, however even in my excitement I won’t be doing that. So, I thought instead as the author (smiles proudly), I could write a little about the writing and publishing process as well as a bit about the content of the book and certain decisions I made.  
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2nd Interview with Nigel Cartner, author of ‘Lost in Manchester, Found in Vegas.’

Alison Laycock

This interview took place on 1st September 2018 after Nigel had finished his book signing in WHSmith, Chester. It was great chatting with Nigel who is an interesting and likeable guy and therefore we have a lot of content which we have been able to separate into 2 interviews.  Continue reading “2nd Interview with Nigel Cartner, author of ‘Lost in Manchester, Found in Vegas.’”