Why do we want to write and what stops us? How do we fight the worry that no-one will care what we have to say? What can we do to overcome the obstacles in our way? Sunday Times bestselling author Cathy Rentzenbrink shows you how to tackle all this and more in Write It All Down, a guide to putting your life on the page.
Chief Detective Koa Kāne is on the hunt for a mysterious killer while avoiding discovery of his own criminal past. Set on Hawaii's Big Island, this nail-biting thriller has everything from secret military weapons, to saboteurs, and a volcanic eruption, to keep you hooked.
A look at my 2021 reading stats and a shortlist of the books that I absolutely loved and definitely recommend for your TBRs.
A recap of how I spent 2021: my reading list, ever changing plans, things I learnt, and celebratory events.
"Don't put mustard on dogs, no matter how hot they look, unless you know the dog very well beforehand."
Packed with silly rhymes and witty wordplay, A.F. Harrold's poetry is positively bursting with fun--and advice. But it's not always the most useful...
Guaranteed to have readers bursting with laughter, these poems, both silly and poignant, are perfect for curious readers, poets, and cabbages everywhere!
Two boys grow up together in the same house as childhood playmates. One is the son of the owner and the other is the son of the owner's driver. They both become aware of their place in the world as they grow older. But one of them has big ambitions reaching far beyond domestic servitude. This a story of aspiration and social change, of individual ambition and family bonds, set in the secret world of New Delhi's political and business families.
Childhood, adolescence and your early twenties are times wrought with insecurity and self-doubt. Your search for your place in the world can seem daunting. Focusing on the strengths and challenges of being introverted, Quiet Power applies the breakthrough discoveries of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking to young readers that so badly need them.
Alicia Souza needed to make a marriage announcement without having a big, fancy wedding. So a few months after the legal documents were signed making her and her husband George government-approved official, she upgraded her annual-ish update of drawings into a book, which surprised George, too. Dearest George is her way of getting back at her husband, for being awkward about PDA, by taking all her love notes public.
Utterly enamoured with erstwhile superstar Saif Haq, twenty-three-year old Ruby gives up here scholarship in London and follows him back home to become a social media manager for his party that promises to change the political face of Pakistan. But even with someone as upright as Saif, politics is a moral minefield and Ruby struggles with the choices demanded of her. Resented and admired by her colleagues, favoured by Saif, Ruby appears unstoppable until one day when Saif asks her to prove her loyalty by making the most painful sacrifice of all.
Diana, with her perfectly planned life, is all set to fly to the Galápagos where she's convinced her surgeon boyfriend, Finn, is going to propose. But then the virus hits New York City and Finn is needed at the hospital so Diana travels alone. Once she's in the Galápagos, the world shuts down around her, leaving Diana stranded - albeit in paradise. Completely isolated, with only intermittent news from the outside world, Diana finds herself examining everything that has brought her to this point and wondering if there's a better way to live. But not everything is as it seems...
At a time when global warming, wildlife crimes and man-animal conflicts are at their worst, 'Green Humour' provides its readers some much needed comic relief with a comprehensive and satirical take on various aspects of the natural world and the threats to its conservation.
Adrift in a raft after a terrible shipwreck, ten strangers try to survive while they wait for rescue. After three days, short on water, food and hope, they spot a man floating in the waves. They pull him on board - and the survivor claims he can save them. But should they put their trust in him? Will any of them see home again? And why did the ship really sink?
My book-inspired crafting earns a spot in Book Depository's first Virtual Art Gallery and their new bookmark set.
Neil Gaiman once said that 'the world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before'. This little book is the embodiment of that vision. Drawn together from speeches, poems and creative manifestos, Art Matters explores how reading, imagining and creating can change the world, and will be inspirational to young and old.
On a volcanic island, in the middle of shark-infested waters, stands The Cruel School with its appalling lessons, revolting dinners and terrifying teachers – especially the mysterious Science teacher Doctor Doktur.
When Larker is sent here, she quickly realises something very odd is going on… something involving Doctor Doktur and a ‘Monsterfication Machine’. Ultimately, she finds herself face to face with a real life Megamonster.
There seems to be no escape – but for Larker, nothing is impossible.