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I read a lot of books and I write about them on here. Mummy Geek is sometimes a guest blogger....people seem to love her.....Oh and you can find me on Twitter.....@book_geek_says. Shortlisted for Blog of the Year by the 2015 Love Stories Awards...THANK YOU!!

Tuesday 22 May 2018

Review: The Almond Tree

Publisher: Garnet Publishing
Wow, just wow.
This is truly an incredible book. I was drawn to it as I don't really know as much about Palestine as I think I should. I don't quite know the whys and wherefores so this I thought would be more of an exploration. And indeed it is that, but it's also emotional, personal and beautiful.
Yes, the book focuses on one family and one man in particular but as you explore Ahmed's life and the lives of those around him you realise that this book represents the struggle of not just one man but of an entire people and MCC, author, has compassion and hope.
The entire book is beautifully crafted and truly heartfelt and it has moments where it brings not only tears of sadness to the eye but those of joy as well.
I would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who wants to either understand more about Palestine and also those who want to read a beautiful book, regardless of what it is about.

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Review: Wipe your feet please

So, I started reading this book as I was thinking it would be funny, farcical and easy to read, and that it was. So good work there MS. Your book did exactly as stated, fun, light hearted and pleasant.
I did indeed enjoy I would say the first half, but I found, sadly that it all got a tad repetitive. Don't get me wrong, it is a decent read, but it could have done with being shorter, or a bit more varied. I did indeed enjoy the contrasting writings of owner Simon and his funny old man ways and then his long suffering wife (poor woman indeed). But the monotony got to me.
Good attempt


Tuesday 1 May 2018

Review: Strawberries

Publisher: Creativa
I'm going to be honest I was expecting this to be totally rubbish, but it wasn't. Huzzah.
The story was really creepy, the main character/suspect was terrifying and his crimes horrendous!
I think however it was the characters that really made the book for me. Harry and Love - Brilliant dynamic, totally loved them! Sylvia and Bill - She's a babe and he is a bit of a dude so totally loved their dynamic as well./ Then Larry and Simone - just awwwwwwww, awwwww all round when it comes to these two.
The one thing I wish this book had was even more info and details on why the murderer was like he was, was there more than just a screw missing in his brain!
OVerall, pretty good, have a go