Review: Not Lost by Sarah Maria Griffin

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria

Blurb:

“Memoir is not what this thing is. It is just a true story. Except for the parts that are enormous, staggering lies…”

At once brazen and terrified, Sarah Maria Griffin’s hilarious and beautifully written story opens a doorway into the interior life of the Celtic Tiger cubs who have left Ireland to escape the recession in search of prosperity.

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Review: The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.

Blurb:

Tiffy and Leon share a flat
Tiffy and Leon share a bed
Tiffy and Leon have never met…
 

Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think they’re crazy, but it’s the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffy’s at work in the day, and she has the run of the place the rest of the time.
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My Favourite Cookbooks

I love books, and they dot the empty spaces around my home, my bedroom in my parent’s house, basically anywhere I can find space for them. One type of book I don’t talk about on here a lot, but still have so much love for, is cookbooks. Two of my biggest passions in life are reading and cooking, so my little cookbook haven is a great place for me to comnbine them both. My parents have quite a few cook books at home, and I’ve taken some inspiration from them, but a few years ago I branched out and bought my own.

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Review: I’ll Be Home for Christmas in aid of Crisis

Challenge criteria: A book with multiple authors

Blurb:

The UK’s top Young Adult authors join together in this collection of new stories and poems on the theme of home. Contributors include: Tom Becker, Holly Bourne, Sita Brahmachari, Kevin Brooks, Melvin Burgess, Katy Cannon , Cat Clarke, Juno Dawson, Julie Mayhew, Non Pratt, Marcus Sedgwick, Lisa Williamson and Benjamin Zephaniah. GBP1 from the sale of every book will be donated to Crisis, the national homelessness charity.

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Books To Bring to University

Already, there’s a whole new school year started. When you’re out of the education system, you can forget how fast the months speed past, the excitement of buying new stationary, and the happiness of finally seeing your friends every day again.

University is a little different, especially if you’re going for the first time. It’s a whole new world to navigate. It may be the first time you’re away from home. A huge dilemma for me when I first moved to Dublin for university was, what the hell was I going to pack? Once I got the basics like food, clothes, bed linen and cookware sorted, I needed to move on to my pride and joy – books. There are some books that you should definitely bring to university, whether or not you’re an avid reader.

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