Review: Calling Major Tom by David M. Barnett

Review: Calling Major Tom by David M. Barnett

I’ve got a new ARC to review today: Calling Major Tom by David M. Barnett. I received this ages ago and it took me a while to finally finish it, but I really liked it! The paperback is released in June this year, but it’s already available as an eBook.

My review of Calling Major Tom by David M. Barnett. If you want Bowie references and a feel-good book that will tug on your heartstrings, read this!

We all know someone like Thomas.

The grumpy next-door-neighbour who complains to the Residents’ Committee about the state of your front lawn. The man who tuts when you don’t have the correct change at the checkout. The colleague who sends an all-company email when you accidentally use the last drop of milk.

Thomas is very happy to be on his own, far away from other people and their problems.

But beneath his cranky exterior lies a story and a sadness that is familiar to us all. And he’s about to encounter a family who will change his view of the world

CALLING MAJOR TOM is a heart-warming and ultimately life-affirming story of a man who has given up on the world… but discovers in the most unlikely way that it might not have given up on him.

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Blog Tour Review: Those Who Lie by Diane Jeffrey

Blog Tour Review: Those Who Lie by Diane Jeffrey

Emily Klein doesn’t know she has killed her husband until the day of his funeral.

At first, signs point to a tragic accident. Yet, as Emily pieces together the events before his death – events which led to her own memory loss – she begins to suspect that her husband’s death may have been the result of more than a terrible twist of fate…

But the accident is only the beginning. Because while Emily’s physical scars will heal, the trauma of the accident has awakened old ghosts. She hears strange sounds, catches things that can’t possibly be there in the corner of her eye. Before long, everywhere she looks, she seems to see her husband.

And suddenly, Emily finds herself asking the most dangerous question of all.

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Blog Tour: Luz by Leslie DJ – Exclusive Excerpt!

Blog Tour: Luz by Leslie DJ – Exclusive Excerpt!

It’s time for another blog tour! Today I’m taking part in the blog tour from Luz, a novella by Leslie DJ. The book cover is so pretty! I have an exclusive extract from the book to share with you.

Synopsis

Luz Vargas is a promising young Latina writer from Washington Heights, a predominantly Dominican neighborhood in New York City. Who upon receiving top honors for her short story, “Here and There” from the prestigious Quisqueya Writers of Tomorrow Association, Luz’s boyfriend, Luke, suggests a couple’s getaway to the Dominican Republic where he plans to propose. But when the trip to the Island brings her face to face with a past love, Luz is torn between honoring her commitment to Luke and revisiting an island romance.

The story is told through a series of vignettes that chronicle Luz’s struggle to reconcile her American identity with her Dominican side.

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The Happiness Project: Things That Make Me Happy

The Happiness Project: Things That Make Me Happy

Did you know that on March 20th, it was International Day of Happiness? And do you know what one of the best things in the world is? BEING HAPPY! There’s no feeling better than being so happy, you just want to laugh and smile at everything. There are far too many times when it’s a bit harder to be happy, and you need something to lift your spirits.

It’s for that reason that I’m going to do what I call the Happiness Project. I’m going to list 30 things that make me happy, and whenever I think of new things, I’ll add to the list. However big or small they are, they all count. Then if you’re reading this, I urge you to do the same thing! Just make a list of things that make you feel really happy! We can all look at each other’s lists and add things to our own little Happiness Project. Let’s do this!

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Blog Tour Review: Pilot Jane and the Runaway Plane by Caroline Baxter

Blog Tour Review: Pilot Jane and the Runaway Plane by Caroline Baxter

If you’ve read some of my other blog tour posts, you may have seen my wonderful twin sister Emily review some books for me! Emily is a primary school teaching assistant, so she LOVES children’s books. That means she’s my go-to person to review them, so she’s here again today to review another one! Today’s blog tour is for Pilot Jane and the Runaway Plane by Caroline Baxter. Over to you, Emily!

My sister Emily is back with another review of a children's picture book - Pilot Jane and the Runaway Plane by Caroline Baxter!

Join Pilot Jane, a fun and fearless airline captain, as she travels the world with her best friend Rose, a high-speed passenger jet. Together Jane and Rose have exciting adventures and form a perfect team, delivering their passengers safely to destinations as far afield as Alaska and Australia.

But when disaster strikes and Rose falls ill, Jane is paired with ‘lean, mean flying machine’ Mighty Mitch. Can she still get the Queen to her party on time? Featuring a clever and courageous heroine, this action-packed rhyming story celebrates ‘Girl Power’ and shows what you can achieve if you work together. Fasten your seatbelt and get ready for take-off!

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