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Book Review: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

Plot: Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, withContinue reading “Book Review: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing”

Book Review: Other Voices, Other Rooms

Plot: Published when Truman Capote was only twenty-three years old, Other Voices, Other Rooms is a literary touchstone of the mid-twentieth century. In this semiautobiographical coming-of-age novel, thirteen-year-old Joel Knox, after losing his mother, is sent from New Orleans to live with the father who abandoned him at birth. But when Joel arrives at Skully’s Landing, theContinue reading “Book Review: Other Voices, Other Rooms”

Book Review: She must be mad

Plot: She Must be Mad explores coming-of-age: the pain and beauty of love, the relief and the agony of turning from girl to woman, the isolation of an untethered mind and the power and subjugation of the body. Charly captures the formative experiences of today’s young women from the poignant to the prosaic in writing thatContinue reading “Book Review: She must be mad”

ARC Book Review: Welcome to New York

Plot: Harry has a secret. He led a well-planned life and knew exactly what he wanted. Until… Something chased him away from his hometown in England. He arrives in New York wishing to erase his past, eager for a fresh start. A new life. Everybody here was someone else before. Alana has a secret. SheContinue reading “ARC Book Review: Welcome to New York”

Book Review: Start To Lead

Plot: Leadership is like beauty, hard to define but you know it when you see it. And sadly, we are rarely seeing it. We have thousands of books, hundreds of speakers and much training in leadership – yet we are still crying out for it. In the chaotic and turbulent world we live in, weContinue reading “Book Review: Start To Lead”

BookClub Reads: The Little Book Cafe

Plot: Tash, Emma and Amy couldn’t be more different.A successful estate agent who has her life pretty much on track, Tash has ticked all the boxes. Hasn’t she? Emma is a budding writer who yearns to flex her writing skills and shake up her life that has become, well, a little stale… And then there’sContinue reading “BookClub Reads: The Little Book Cafe”

Book Review: Whisper Network

Plot: Four women learn their boss (a man who’s always been surrounded by rumors about how he treats women) is next in line to be CEO—what will happen when they decide enough is enough? Sloane, Ardie, Grace, and Rosalita are four women who have worked at Truviv, Inc., for years. The sudden death of Truviv’sContinue reading “Book Review: Whisper Network”

BookClub Reads: A Favourite Of the Gods

Plot: One autumn in the late 1920s, Constanza boards a train in Italy en route to Brussels and a new marriage. With her is her young daughter Flavia. Through an odd incident Constanza makes a casual decision that changes both their lives. Review: This novel opens up in the late 1920’s with Constanza and herContinue reading “BookClub Reads: A Favourite Of the Gods”

Book Review: Saturday

Plot: Henry Perowne is a contented man — a successful neurosurgeon, happily married to a newspaper lawyer, and enjoying good relations with his children. Henry wakes to the comfort of his large home in central London on this, his day off. He is as at ease here as he is in the operating room. OutsideContinue reading “Book Review: Saturday”

Book Review: The last Mrs. Parrish

Plot: Amber Patterson is fed up. She’s tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more—a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted. To everyone in the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, Daphne—a socialite and philanthropist—and her real-estateContinue reading “Book Review: The last Mrs. Parrish”

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