Book Review – Moomin and the Golden Leaf

This is a reminiscing and longing-for-a-friend kind of story. Moomin finds a golden leaf while picking berries for a punch that Moominmamma is making for the Autumn Ball that night. It would have been great if Moomin could find a tree with all golden leaves so he could give them as gifts to his friends….

Book Review – My Year of Living Mindfully

I heard about this book when the author was being interviewed on the radio. I thought her book sounded interesting and I listened to it at the time when I was also suffering from a lack of sleep (that’s another story for another time). So I immediately checked if the book was held at my…

Book Review – The Invisible Guest in Moominvalley

This is a story about a girl who started off as invisible and eventually found her ‘anger’ and became visible. Too-ticky brought an invisible guest in the Moomin family home. The Moomin family welcomed her especially Moominmamma who made her a dress and gave her medication/potion to make her visible again. Moominmamma looked after her…

Book Review – Dead Image: A Detective Sergeant Best Mystery

Here’s another trashy book from the rubbish pile. I only picked it up because I like the cover – so cool! (Note: the background image is an actual scene taken in 1874 of boatmen searching for bodies at the scene of the Regent’s Park explosion) It was actually hard for me to read this especially…

Book review – Dumplin’

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy is a story of a plump (I’m being politically correct here but let’s just say she’s fat) teenage girl name Willowdean who lives in a fictitious town called Clover City in the USA (state of Texas). Nothing much happens in this town except for the town’s beauty pageant event. Willowdean’s mum…