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Mailbox Monday 29/9/14

Yay, a holiday here today! Hopefully I’ll be still asleep as you read this…it’s probably better that I am up and doing a bit of work though! 880 more words

Mailbox Monday

New books reviewed for October 2014--children and teenage titles

October 2014 —New books for children and teenagers- reviewed by Janet Croft.

The more stars, the better!

Picture Books,

Howzat, by Mike Lefroy. Illustrated by Liz Anelli. 6,708 more words

Adult book releases reviewed for October 2014

October 2014 —New books for Adults- Reviewer: Janet Croft
The more stars, the better!
Non-fiction
***Strictly Parenting, by Michael Carr-Gregg. PB from Penguin. RRP $29.99… 7,827 more words

Mothers Grimm by Danielle Wood

In brief: Four short stories about motherhood, loosely based on fairy tales – but don’t look for happy endings here.

The good: It’s brutally honest about the less than stellar aspects of motherhood. 518 more words

Book Review

Mailbox Monday 15/9/14

Another week rolls round – I’ve taken advantage of the gorgeous sunshine and spring weather in my photos this week. Unfortunately, due to my fracture, I’ve been pretty confined as I can’t drive (don’t get me started on public transport – near impossible to stand on moon boot / crutches). 289 more words

Mailbox Monday

I, Migrant by Sami Shah

In brief: Sami Shah’s story, from growing up in Pakistan to covering breaking news as a news producer and then moving to Australia as a stand-up comedian. 794 more words

Book Review

Kids and Teenage new releases. August-September 2014. Reviewer: Janet Croft

The more stars, the better!

Picture Books,

Happy Birthday Royal Baby, by Martha Mumford. PB from Bloomsbury. RRP $14.99

I’m not sure for whom this book is really intended, whether it be children or parents and grandparents-—people who can appreciate the pictures of the adults who resemble well known members of the British royal family, or who can identify with things which can go wrong with any party for a very small child, but anyway, it is the story of a birthday party and I found the pictures well done and amusing. 7,780 more words