Book Review - Friend Request by Laura Marshall

Book Review – Friend Request by Laura Marshall (No Spoilers)

First published 2017 by Sphere. Paperback, 371 pages. Friend Request is one of many books I have picked up in charity shops for a low price. This one caught my attention when I saw it because there was something fascinating about the title and synopsis. What is ‘Friend Request’ about? I’m going to be very …

Book Review - The Anxiety Solution by Chloe Brotheridge

Book Review – The Anxiety Solution by Chloe Brotheridge

Published 2017 by Penguin Random House UK. Paperback, 242 pages. Where did I buy this book? I don’t usually buy physical books new – I either get them in charity shops or buy the digital versions. This was an exception. I saw The Anxiety Solution and two other similar books in The Works, and they were …

How To Overcome Brain Frazzle

How to Overcome ‘Brain Frazzle’

Do you ever sit down to do a task, such as writing a blog post, and you just can’t muster up the energy or motivation to get on with it? It feels too overwhelming, and you find yourself staring blankly at the screen or notepad with nothing coming to mind. Or maybe you procrastinate on …

Book Review - Do You Remember The First Time? By Jenny Colgan

Book Review – Do You Remember the First Time by Jenny Colgan (No Spoilers)

Jenny Colgan is one of my favourite authors, and when I saw ‘Do You Remember the First Time’ in a charity shop, I had to pick it up. It had actually been on my bookshelf for a while before I got round to reading it, because I currently acquire books faster than I read them! …

Book Review - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Dummies by Rhena Branch and Rob Willson

Book Review – ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Dummies’ by Rhena Branch and Rob Willson

I chose to read Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Dummies because my challenge for this month is to spend an hour each day studying and practising CBT. I already had this book at home, and it had good reviews, so it made sense to read it as part of my CBT study, and see what I …

Book Review - The Loveliest Chocolate Shop In Paris by Jenny Colgan

Book Review – The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan (No Spoilers)

First published in 2013 by Sphere. Paperback, 440 pages. ‘The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris’ is the 4th book I have read by Jenny Colgan, and I have enjoyed them all without exception. This is a gorgeous story, and it paints such an atmospheric picture with its descriptions of Paris and Parisian life. I am …

Book Review - Spark: How Exercise Can Improve The Performance of Your Brain

Book Review – ‘Spark: How exercise will improve the performance of your brain’ by John J. Ratey and Eric Hagerman

Published by Quercus. First published 2009. Kindle edition. Other editions have the title: ‘Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain’ – this is the same book. I chose to read this book because it was recommended on another blog, and it looked interesting and relevant to me, especially as I have been …