Book Review: Stress Less, Accomplish More

Plot: In Stress Less, Accomplish More Emily Fletcher shares an ancient meditation technique designed for busy lives. The focus of the practice is stress relief, mental clarity and improved productivity, so it’s perfect for the fast pace of modern life. This style of meditation was developed specifically for people with a lot of demands on their timeContinue reading “Book Review: Stress Less, Accomplish More”

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Book Review: The Gravity Of Birds

Plot: Sisters Natalie and Alice Kessler were close, until adolescence wrenched them apart. Natalie is headstrong, manipulative—and beautiful; Alice is a dreamer who loves books and birds. During their family’s summer holiday at the lake, Alice falls under the thrall of a struggling young painter, Thomas Bayber, in whom she finds a kindred spirit. Natalie,Continue reading “Book Review: The Gravity Of Birds”

BookClub Reads: Peter Pan

Plot: Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie Peter pan, the mischievous boy who refuses to grow up, lands in the Darling’s proper middle-class home to look for his shadow. He befriends Wendy, John and Michael and teaches them to fly (with a little help from fairy dust). He and Tinker Bell whisk them off toContinue reading “BookClub Reads: Peter Pan”

Book Review: Encore Valentine

Plot: As Encore Valentine begins, snow falls like glitter over Tuscany at the wedding of Valentine’s grandmother. Meet the Roncalli and Angelini families, artisans of handcrafted shoes in Greenwich Village since 1903. Valentine’s dreams are dashed when her grandmother names her brother and nemesis Alfred her partner at Angelini Shoes. A long-distance romance with theContinue reading “Book Review: Encore Valentine”

Book Review: Ariel by Sylvia Plath

Plot: When Sylvia Plath died, she not only left behind a prolific life but also her unpublished literary masterpiece, Ariel. Her husband, Ted Hughes, brought the collection to life in 1966, and its publication garnered worldwide acclaim. This collection showcases the beloved poet’s brilliant, provoking, and always moving poems, including “Ariel” and once again shows whyContinue reading “Book Review: Ariel by Sylvia Plath”

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: The Book Ninja

Plot: Frankie Rose is desperate for love. Or a relationship. Or just a date with a semi-normal person. It’s not that she hasn’t tried – Frankie is the queen of online dating. But she has had enough.Deciding to embark on the ultimate dating experiment, inspired by her job at The Little Brunswick Bookshop, Frankie places her hope in herContinue reading “Book Review: The Book Ninja”

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”

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”

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