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Hurry Up, Slow Down: Review

Hurry Up, Slow Down: Review

Unlike The Little Kangaroo, Hurry Up, Slow Down is told in a darker tone. This doesn’t mean it’s unsuitable for kids, though — I mean, just look at Roald Dahl. If you appreciate mesmerising, poetic writing that hits an emotional punch, go for this book. (Yep, even adults.) Although, I do have to point out that kids might have difficulty reading Hurry Up, Slow Down on their own. The reason being, the story is written in cursive — refreshing, ain’t it? Deciphering the words could be a tad tricky for the little ones. Nonetheless, I […]

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Hero: Review + Tour Stop

Hero: Review + Tour Stop

Closer dubs Samantha Young as Scotland’s answer to E. L. James. I. Beg. To. Differ. I feel like I’m going to get hell from this, but let me just say that the former is a far better writer. “Have you met Caine Carraway? I don’t think that man knows what he needs.” The characters aren’t unlikeable. Magnetic would be a more accurate expression. Take our female protagonist, Alexa Holland for instance. She’s a smartass — check out these quotes I’ve put together. “Throw me out and I will come back quicker than […]

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The Little Kangaroo: Review

The Little Kangaroo: Review

This is the sort of book I wish I had read when I was a kid. Like the titular character, I feared to “hop through life” on my own two legs. Scratch that, I still am. It’s the reason why I haven’t left the mother’s nest. But enough about that. This isn’t about me. Mother Kangaroo has a problem — her baby does not want to leave her pouch. Despite numerous attempts (expect giraffes, butterflies, elephants and many more animals!) to coax her, the little kangaroo firmly believes that the pouch […]

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Playing Big: Review

Playing Big: Review

This book is a wake-up call. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: I don’t read a lot of self-help books. The reason being, I find them pretentious and hardly helpful. (Not all, but a huge lot of them.) Remember in the 90s when the Chicken Soup for the Soul series were all the rage? Everyone I know were reading them — yes including Chandler Bing. But I digress. Talk about a perfect timing, as I’m having a quarter-life crisis. I graduated from a journalism school almost two years back, […]

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Thoughtful: Review + Tour Stop

Thoughtful: Review + Tour Stop

I’ll give it to you straight. I stopped reading Thoughtful at the 50% mark and skipped it to the end. I just couldn’t do it. “Not only had Denny been a bright spot in my past, he had unknowingly given direction to my otherwise meaningless life. He’d set the mild for my future, and I would do just about anything to return the favour.” Thoughtful has a generic premise. Guy has a best friend; he falls for his girlfriend; he’s not going to let her go without a fight; […]

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Obsession in Death: Review + Tour Stop

Obsession in Death: Review + Tour Stop

“Eve Dallas — tough as nails and still sexy as hell” That she is. It’s been years since I’ve read J.D. Robb’s In Death series, but I think it’s suffice to say that this is hands down, the creepiest villain Dallas has and will ever faced. Smart. Delusional. Uncontrollable. Convinced that they share a special bond, Dallas’ fan goes on a killing spree, eliminating acquaintances that show disrespect to the driven cop. Obsession in Death opens with the following gruesome scene: The body of a woman lies on a bed […]

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