Thursday 19 January 2023

Book Review: In the Dark by Claire Allan

In the Dark by Claire Allan book cover

AD* | My name is Nora Logue. You’ve probably heard of me – most people have.

I am the mother of Daisy Logue. Seven years ago, I took her for a walk in the woods. Only I came out.

I have no memory of what happened that day.

I have tried to rebuild my life. Met a man, had another child – Luca. But I can’t let go of Daisy, or give up hope of seeing her again.

And now, I have the chance to find out what happened to her.

But what if pursuing the truth about my daughter risks my son’s life?

Wednesday 18 January 2023

Book Review: The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley

The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley book cover

AD* | Jess needs a fresh start. She’s broke and alone, and she’s just left her job under less-than-ideal circumstances. Her half-brother Ben didn’t sound thrilled when she asked if she could crash with him for a bit, but he didn’t say no, and surely everything will look better from Paris. Only when she shows up – to find a very nice apartment, could Ben really have afforded this? – he’s not there.

The longer Ben stays missing, the more Jess starts to dig into her brother’s situation, and the more questions she has. Ben’s neighbours are an eclectic bunch, and not particularly friendly. Jess may have come to Paris to escape her past, but it’s starting to look like it’s Ben’s future that’s in question.

The socialite – The nice guy – The alcoholic – The girl on the verge – The concierge

Everyone’s a neighbour. Everyone’s a suspect. And everyone knows something they’re not telling.

Tuesday 17 January 2023

The Symbolism of Hummingbirds: Why They Make the Perfect Gift for Valentine's Day

Jana Reinhardt hummingbird necklace

Valentine's Day offers a unique opportunity to express love and appreciation to our partners and loved ones. Many search for the perfect gift that reflects their feelings and shows the importance of their relationship on this special day. 

One symbolic option that is meaningful but often overlooked is the hummingbird. They bring beauty and joy to our lives and have a rich symbolic meaning that makes them the perfect gift for Valentine's Day. Let's explore the symbolism of hummingbirds and discover why hummingbird-themed items make great gifts for Valentine's Day.

Tuesday 3 January 2023

Book Review: The Wrong Kind of Weird by James Ramos

The Wrong Kind of Weird by James Ramos book cover

AD* | Cameron Carson has a secret. A secret with the power to break apart his friend group.

Cameron Carson, member of the Geeks and Nerds United (GANU) club, has been secretly hooking up with student council president, cheerleader, theatre enthusiast, and all-around queen bee Karla Ortega since the summer. The one problem - what was meant to be a summer fling between coffee shop coworkers has now evolved into a clandestine senior-year entanglement, where Karla isn’t intending on blending their friend groups anytime soon, or at all.

Enter Mackenzie Briggs, who isn’t afraid to be herself or wear her heart on her sleeve. When Cameron finds himself unexpectedly bonding with Mackenzie and repeatedly snubbed in public by Karla, he starts to wonder who he can truly consider a friend and who might have the potential to become more...

Monday 2 January 2023

5 Books I Want to Read in 2023

The Writing Greyhound 2023 books to read

2022 was a bit of a mixed bag book-wise for me. I started off strong, aiming for my annual goal of 100 books, but life got in the way and my reading dropped off in the second half of the year. However, who knows what 2023 will bring.

I've come up with my usual shortlist of books I want to read this year. Let's start the year off strongly by enjoying some of these exciting new reads!