When it comes to writing, one of the key things to do is write what you know. It is one of the smarter things to do. Let’s face it, there is no point in writing about a subject that you have no knowledge of. But what if you have suffered a trauma in the past? Then writing can be great therapy and act as a way to examine those past hurts. But what if your past hurts are so awful that they can’t even be talked about? For this meeting of the KappaCino Book Club, we look at Taboo by Thomas Piggott.
Snap Cackle and Pop is the first and only novel from Carol Kearney, a woman who has battled through so much in order to see her dream of writing a book come true. It’s not often I feel humbled like this, but if you have read the book and know Carol’s story, then you would be too.
There is something about a chick-lit novel in the summer, isn’t there? Ok, summer is nearly over but it doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy a good read. Especially all my fellow parents who have their spawn heading back to school (whoah! Free time to ourselves to pee in peace!) So let’s kick back with a cup of coffee and have a look at a new book, Follow Me Home by Jen Benjamin.
Hitting the Black Wall is a book that I never thought I would end up reviewing, mainly because it is a poetry book. Poetry is one of those things that people will love or loathe. And having known a few poets in my time, the torture that comes from writing poetry is something that can’t be imagined. There is a saying/story about poets spending all morning decided if a comma should be placed at the end of a sentence, then to spend all afternoon agonizing whether it should be removed.
We meet again Miss Samantha Kemi, potion master…Yes, it’s time for round two of the Potion Diaries! This is the second book from Amy Alward which follows the adventures of our favourite potion master. I hear there is going to be a third book too, but let’s have a look at this one first.
Young people today are wired into the internet, with their flippy-flop phones and online fishing for music in the stream…..
Ok, I’m being a little bit over-dramatic with the old person ramble about young people. But I hate seeing my daughter wired into the internet 24/7. I like to see her with a book in her hand from time to time. I’m old-fashioned that way. So when Amy Alward offered me the chance to review her book, The Potion Diaries, I jumped at the chance for my daughter to read something that wasn’t on the inter-webs….
Sometimes, a book series may have been out for a while. And while it is tempting to jump in and review the most recent title, it doesn’t make sense to do that. I like to start at the beginning. This virtual meeting of the KappaCino Book Club we will start with 1st to Die by James Patterson. Continue reading KappaCino Book Club- 1st to Die