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Book review: "The secret life of the grown-up brain"

“The secret life of the grown-up brain” by Barbara Strauch (2010), non-fiction

There are many books about the brain and how it functions, and I’ve read one or two, but this is the first I’ve come across that deals specifically with the brain during middle age. 877 more words


What I Read - April 2016

*I’ve added a new page on the blog that lists all the book reviews. Currently, it is alphabetical by author’s last name. Let me know if you have thoughts on better/additional ways to organize that. 271 more words

Book Reviews

Art and books

I love a good read and I do judge my books by their cover. So when I find a beautiful book with nice art on the cover or some awesome illustration; I’m in heaven. 460 more words


Truman Capote: Breakfast at Tiffany’s + A Christmas Memory

I’ve never watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s and knew nothing about the storyline. So I had little expectations when I bought the book, from which the movie was adapted, at a secondhand bookshop. 399 more words


Celebrating #WorldPenguinDay the Bookish Way

This is the sort of penguins we’re talking about, right? Took me a while to herd these back together.

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Catalyst by Laurie Halse Anderson

Title: Catalyst
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Pages: 233
Year: 2002
Publisher: Vintage Children’s Books (Penguin)
Time taken to read: 1 week
Rating: 4/5

Goodreads synopsis… 722 more words

Young Adult

Tearjerker Alert: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes [REVIEW]

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Series: Me Before You #1
First published by Penguin Books in January 2012
Pages: 369
Tags: Adult, Contemporary… 940 more words