Book Review : Stoic at Work

Book Review : Stoic at Work

The author, Annie Lawson, uses ancient wisdom from the Stoics to reflect on modern workplaces in her book, Stoic at Work : Ancient Wisdom to Make Your Job a Bit Less Annoying. Lawson quotes from Marcus Aurelius a Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD. He wrote what we...
Book Review : The Queen Bee and Me

Book Review : The Queen Bee and Me

Meg and Beatrix have been best friends since kindergarten but Meg doesn’t always like Beatrix. She can be intolerant, bossy and selfish. She ignores Meg’s interest in science and insists she takes dance classes, even though Meg has no aptitude for it. Meg is...
Book Review : Murder at the Museum

Book Review : Murder at the Museum

During the summer holidays, Bonnie Montgomery and her grampa visit the local museum, the Hornville Museum of Natural History and Suchlike. The museum is full of bizarre-looking animals that the wealthy owner, the late Abelard Hornville, assembled from the remains of...
Book Review : Wild

Book Review : Wild

Three months after his father’s death, Jack is still very angry. Everything in his life reminds him of his Dad which triggers his anger. Jack craves the unfamiliar and begins skipping school. He spends time with a gang of delinquents who are vandals and minor thieves....
Book Review : The Kindness Revolution

Book Review : The Kindness Revolution

I enjoy Hugh Mackay’s non-fiction books and although I don’t agree with everything he writes, he certainly makes the reader think. Mackay wrote much of The Kindness Revolution based on his observations of people’s responses during the Covid pandemic. It was published...
Book Review : The Mystery in the Marshes

Book Review : The Mystery in the Marshes

Max is dismayed when he learns his school is participating in the Duke of Wellington challenge which involves three nights of camping. The principal expects his attendance. Fortunately, his three friends Joe, Lucy and Charlie (a nickname for Charlotte) are also...
Book Review : Waiting for Murder

Book Review : Waiting for Murder

One hot summer, Dan has to endure the holidays alone with his mother in Somerset. His mother is an archaeologist and much to her delight, a 1000-year-old gravestone and some bones are found in the process of draining the local dam. Dan’s mother meets Cat, a local...
Book Review : The Librarian Spy

Book Review : The Librarian Spy

The Librarian Spy by Madeline Martin is an engaging story with a dual storyline. Two women are connected by the role newspapers play in the dispersing of information during World War II. Ava is seconded from her job at the Library of Congress, in Washington to Lisbon,...