First of all, the obvious, Christmas, this year, has been both great and challenging for me. It was great because my parents were here. It was challenging because my parents were here. Visitors, for any period of time, disturb your routines and, in this process of recovery in which I find myself, routine has become … Continue reading Self-Evaluation or What to do with the New Year
Good Me Bad Me is Ali Land's first novel as part of Penguin's imprint Michael Joseph. As a former Child and Adolescent Mental Health Nurse, she has written a novel that immerses us in the psyche of a young girl and her relationship to her now absent and murderous mother. This book was a hard … Continue reading Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land
Finally, an author I am familiar with! Paulo Coelho, being Brazilian, is very famous in Spain and his books have great success. He is an internationally acclaimed author and he has written bestsellers such as The Alchemist and Warrior of the Light. This said, I've never been a big fan, but that's probably because back when I was … Continue reading The Spy by Paulo Coehlo
A few days ago I went for coffee with two women I've known for years, although I don't see them very often. As we sat down and greeted each other, they started talking about this diet they had been on, which apparently they were doing together. It got me thinking that, for years, every time … Continue reading The Shakespearean Dilemma – to diet or not to diet?
This is my second festive novel of the year although it doesn't feature Christmas prominently, but the story is set in winter and there is a Christmas Market, so it's definitely in the air. Isabelle Broom, yet a new author for me. I am starting to enjoy this getting to know more and more writers. It … Continue reading A Year and a Day by Isabelle Broom
Back when I first realised I had a problem, my goal was to lose weight. My approach to my recovery was, in many ways, part of the problem, as it had a lot to do with my shape and my size and how I felt about it. But part of the problem was also this … Continue reading Normal Eating, it Exists
My latest review is another Romance, written by Kathryn Freeman. It's interesting to know, although will give zero insight on where she gets her inspiration from, that Kathryn was a pharmacist before becoming a medical writer, which she now combines with novel writing of the heart-racing type. On this, her latest novel, the plot is … Continue reading A Second Christmas Wish by Kathryn Freeman
As a BED sufferer, I have had to guide my family to help me get through the process of recovery. I can't say it's a 100% successful process, though. The two main people in my life who needed this guidance were my mother and my husband. I have to say that they both have made … Continue reading Stand By Me – The Importance of Knowing How to Help.
First of all, I'd like to apologise for the delay in publishing this review. Last week's political and world events were utterly disconcerting and I needed to empty my fears and views into the virtual void so I could move on. Somehow. Still, better late than never. The book I am reviewing this week is … Continue reading The Descent of Man by Grayson Perry
Yesterday I attended a kid's birthday party, the son of a friend. The party was organised at noon in an indoor soft-play area. The kids played for over an hour and then they had a choice of chicken, fish, burger or sausages, and chips, and ice cream for desert, and then cake. Unfortunately for me, … Continue reading Far from the Arms of Hunger or How to Manage your Hunger Levels.