Thursday, July 31, 2014

New Books

Hi guys, hope you are all well. Below are some new books... kindle, actual books and a review book.
The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion. The next book after The Rosie Project.Review Book.
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Secret Of The Old Clock by Nancy Drew.

The Ghost And The Graveyard by Genevieve Jack
Summer in Sorrento by Melissa Hill
Dead in the Stacks by Zana Hart
Ohhhh Nutella 100 Recipes by T.L Sheppeard
Murder at the Art & Craft Fair by Steve Demaree
Death comes to Town by K .J Emrick
Aurora Sky Vampire Hunter by Nikki Jefford

Not The Killing Type by Lorna Barrett
A Place For Us by Harriet Evans

The Touch by Colleen McCollough
Such A Nice Girl by Carol Gaye

Fortunately The Milk by Neil Gaiman. Review.

When a father is left in charge of his children because his wife has to go away for work there is going to be an adventure or twenty. The book is filled with wonderful pictures of all the characters and I thought the illustrations of Neil as the father was really fun. This would suit young boys or girls who enjoy tales of adventures and magical creatures and places. Think Doctor Who for children.
Illustrations by Chris Riddell.
Bloomsbury publishers.

I Had A Black Dog by Matthew Johnstone. Review

This is an informative book about depression and the way it effects the life of someone who has it. Told in a straightforward manner without a lot of medical jargon . Simple and effective in explaining to someone what depression is really like. There is pictures throughout the book which help aid each explanation . I recommend this for anyone who has depression or has had it in the past or if you want to understand this illness better .

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman by Denis Theriault.Review

This is the story of a 27 year old postman called Bilodo. Bilodo is a lonely man ,lives in Montreal, likes routines , works hard , and begins to enjoy his private life more and more after commiting a great crime through his work. I found Bilodo to be a very interesting character, his fantasy life is very important to him and he is so practical in his work life you are amazed that when he finishes work you get to see the real man, the secrets ,the lies, his hopes and dreams. If you ever had a moment where you wondered what if.... Then this philosophical story is for you.

I received this book from for review.
This book is due to be published September 2014 and will be available from and all good bookstores then.
If you would like to know more about this book you can follow the link below.

Still Foolin' Em by Billy Crystal. Review.

I have always been a fan of Billy Crystal in movies so when I came upon his autobiography I jumped at the chance to listen to the great man read it through I knew when I listened to the sample of this book that it was going to be a great listen ,  it was even better then I thought it was going to be! Billy is such a likeable person and had an awesome life...he met everyone famous worth knowing and had a life long love of baseball . Movies, theatre and presenting were just a few of the huge accomplishments he achieved in his life. He talks with as much passion about his family as he does his celebrity life and you get the feeling he would be a cool guy to call a friend. Autobiographies are a great way to get to know famous people we see on TV and at the movies, this book made me think even more highly of this sweet and funny man. I recommend this to all fans of Billy Crystal . 

Man At The Helm by Nina Stibbe. Review.

Before I even start the review ..Go out and buy this book immediately !
The story begins when a young wife overhears a phone conversation that she should not have heard between her husband and I assumed his lover.This will alter her entire life. 
The story is told by her daughter Lizzie ,  she is a comical little girl of 9 and is the middle child. She has an older sister and a younger brother called little Jack. All their lives are altered when they leave their dad and move with their mother to a little English Village . Their mother is really struggling being alone , she really needs a man in her life so her children take it upon themselves to find her a man which causes many comical moments throughout the book. The book is not all funny as there is more serious and tender parts that really make you think and feel sorry for the characters . My favourite character is Lizzie, she is an optimist and has great spirit and motivation. If you enjoy a book with great female lead characters that will also leave you feeling happy then this is the book for you. 

I received this book from the lovely people over at
This book is going to be published in August 2014 and you will be able to buy it from and all other good bookstores then. 
Below please find a link to this book on

Friday, July 18, 2014

July 2014 Glossybox UK/Ireland Box

It's a new Glossy month and this box is dedicated to America with a beautiful Stars and Stripes box dedicated to American beauty must haves .
Inside this pretty box we have...even more adorable wrapping.

Wait for it!!!! The Goodies!!!!!

This is an eye primer by Absolute New York . Can't wait to try this!!!
Detoxifying Mudd Mask by Pur Minerals. I love getting face masks in my beauty boxes. They are the perfect little treat !
Bellapierre lipstick in the shade Cat Walk.
This beautiful dusky pink shade has a creamy texture and the most delicious vanilla scent .... this makes it even more enjoyable to use. 

Broadway Nails imPress press on Manicure in the shade So , So Stellar
Carmex lip balm is a pretty well known brand of balm that is nourishing and reliable and really does soothe those chapped lips and leave them looking and feeling great in no time!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

In My Mailbox

The first book I opened was this brand new book in the Booktown Mystery series by Lorna Barrett.Great series!
The next book I received is an ARC of Man At The Helm by Nina Stibbe
. This book is going to be published August 2014 by Penguin Viking 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Bedtime Book and Beauty

Baby Sleep Pillow Spray by thisworks.
Hand Repair by Liz Earle
Honey Trap by Lush
Murder of a Snake in the Grass by Denise Swanson 

Sweet Dreams x x x x x

Currently Reading

Hi guys! Hope you are all having a great week so far. I have been finding it hard to sit down and read recently so I have been relying on audiobooks to get my book fix from. I also have a few paperbacks to show you that I have begun .
First up are the three audio books it have been listening to.
Doll-baby by Laura Lane McNeal... If you liked The Help or A Little Princess then you might enjoy this! 

Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris.... Not everything is as it seems in this town.........
Dead & Buried by Leighann Dobbs. ..... A Romantic Mystery series...I am enjoying getting to know these characters.
Chapter and Hearse by Lorna Barrett is part of the Booktown Mystery series that I adore... A must read for any book lover... A series set in a town of books.
Murder of a Snake in the Grass by Denise Swanson. This us part of the Scumble River Mystery series. If you gave not checked out this series then please do, you are going to love it !
Murder Buys a T-Shirt by Christy Fifield.. This book is part of the Haunted Souvenir Shop Mystery series. I am not familiar with this author or series so I can't wait to find out more. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Society's Child My Autobiography by Janis Ian .Review


The first time I came upon this author was when a friend introduced me to the song Tea and Sympathy , I really loved her beautiful voice and the lyrics of her songs. I was thrilled when I then came across this book on and it was narrated by Janis. Janis has a wonderful reading voice and between that and the incredible life she led it makes for the perfect escapist read. Janis is not someone who shys away from telling us the tougher parts of her life, she shares all with us and I liked her even more because of it. We got to see the glamour and the hiccups in her life and everything she met along the way ,the friends,the lovers ,the lyrics. I loved finding out where some of the lyrics came from, the things she was going through when she wrote others and the work involved in writing. Sometimes shocking but always a remarkable book that anyone would enjoy . Go read this immediately ! 

If You Were Me by Sheila O'Flanagan. Review.

I am a big fan of Sheila's books so I when I received this for review from I was thrilled!
In this story we meet Carlotta and Chris. They are a successful couple, both with great jobs but Carlotta's job, which involves a lot of travel, is proving to be a problem when she misses an important family event. Her future in-laws are not going to find it easy to let her forget  about this for a long time. This one day would alter her  feelings and the  road in life she had been heading towards when she meets a blast from the past. 
I loved reading about Carlotta, she is human , she makes mistakes. but she is really trying  to form some kind of bond with her future family which is what reading about her in-laws and their relationship so much fun to read about. Chris was one of those characters you love to hate and wish he would grow a backbone.
If you have ever wondered about the future... reminisced about relationships in the past... and what if's ...then this is the story for you. 

This is book is published this month and is now available from and all other good book stores. Please find  link below to this book.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

June 2014 Powderpocket

Hi guys I am back with a fabulous box from Powderpocket ! We are back to the black box this month and inside are lots of treats :)

Here is this months magazine .

The Goodies !!!!! Yay!

The Body Shop Sheer Volume Mascara

Pixy lime Body Scrub. I can't wait to try this ! It smells like starburst lime sweets. Yum!
Sheisdo Advanced Body Creator. I have heard good things about this brand and I can't wait to give this a go. This had quite a strong alcohol scent to it which fades after it drys. This product does contain Alcohol. 
Dr Hauschka Almond Soothing Bath Essence.
Nia Intensive Restoring Facial Moisturing Balm. I had never heard of this brand before but I am keen to know more about it after reading what this balm can treat. Dry patches, sensitive skin , dehydrated skin. It is packed with lots of skin pampering goodies such as almond oil , vitamin E , and evening primrose to name but a few. It has a light aromatherapy scent to it . Very pleasant and nourishing on the skin .
Then we got this voucher for free eyebrow threading with the body shop in participating shops nationwide .

This is a truly great box again this month from PowderPocket. They are very consistent with the quality of their boxes and getting a box each month really feels like a treat which is the whole point.. Well that and to try new products ;) . Well done to this Irish Beauty Box Company for another awesome beauty goodie box . X x x x x