I was sent this book from Annorlunda Books for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are – and always will be – my own.
Motherhood doesn’t always look like the sentiments from a greeting card.
Both Sides of My Skin is a collection of four short stories about the reality of pregnancy and motherhood, from the uncertainty of waiting for pregnancy test results to the Continue reading “Book Review: Both Sides of My Skin by Elizabeth Trach”
I was sent a copy of December Girl for an honest review. I also purchased the e-book version for kindle. All thoughts and opinions are – and always will be – my own.
Molly Thomas is a feisty, independent soul, born on the Winter Solstice. At every stage of her life, she has faced troubles.
As a young woman, her family are evicted from their home at Christmas. Molly swears vengeance on the jealous neighbour and land agent responsible, Flann Montgomery.
Then in 1896, her baby son is taken from his pram. While Molly searches the streets for little Oliver, the police are called but her baby is gone.
Why does trouble seem to follow Molly? And will she ever find out what happened to her child?
December Girl is a tale of family bonds, love, revenge and murder. Continue reading “Book Review: December Girl by Nicola Cassidy”
Earlier this year when I got a notion to learn more than just my cúpla focal and was subsequently inspired to write some poetry as Gaeilge after a trip to an Daingean – which you can read about here – I did a lot of googling for information on opportunities to learn more of our native tongue. Continue reading “Free Irish Language Support Pack for Your Pre-Schooler”
Last week saw the first every Words by Water Kinsale Literary Festival held in, the beautiful town of, Kinsale. The festival lasted from Thursday to Sunday and featured many talented writers from Tara Flynn, Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, Paul Howard and many, many more.
There were workshops and readings galore and I was thrilled to attend both Sarah Moore Fitzgerald’s workshop and reading. Continue reading “Words by Water Kinsale Literary Festival 2017”
I had to pleasure of reviewing the first in a new children’s book series called Monkey Blue and Friends.
Monkey Blue is written by Laura Quinn and illustrated by Kevin McHugh,
The series was inspired by Laura’s own little monkey Cian and began life as a collection of stories she wrote about her son, originally entitled Curious Cian. Continue reading “Children’s Book Review: Monkey Blue”
The Jungle Jam books are aimed at 0-5 year olds and were created by wife and husband team Louise and Noam Lederman who discovered a gap in the market for Early Years books relating to band music, musical culture and sounds, following the birth of their first child.
We were sent both of the Jungle Jam books for review. The first in the series Jungle Jam and the latest book Jungle Jam in Brazil. Continue reading “Children’s Book Review: Jungle Jam and Jungle Jam in Brazil”
Welcome to my very first book review. I’m going to be completely honest, I was never going to say I didn’t like this book. Andrea Mara is a blogger at Office Mum and has now become a fiction writer. I mean that’s goals right there- and I would never stockpile bad karma by writing negatively about someone who’s footsteps I hope to follow. Continue reading “Book Review: The Other Side of the Wall by Andrea Mara”
When my first girl was born I wanted to give her something. A first present from her Mammy, my first present to my daughter- something special. Continue reading “Why I got my Newborn a Harry Potter Book”