Hello, I’m Anna. Previously a Performing Arts Professional, I returned to my writing practice in 2017, when I became a full-time mum, and started this blog to document the journey.
We are a family buried in books – they’re literally everywhere plus we like to bury our faces in them most days as well. So, this has become the place where I share lots of our reading joy and a little of my writing too!
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Rating: 5/5 I definitely recommend this book to all Middle Grade readers -whether you fall into the age bracket or not (like me!) – particularly those who like a little heart felt fantasy. It’s a real page turner and beautifully told. Blurb (from Good Reads): All 12-year-old Marinka wants is a friend. A real friend…. Continue Reading →
A short, sharp intake of breath. Then her small features all go to work. Eyes focus, brow furrows, and lips form a perfectly puckered pout through which her lungs can release their contents. Two fine full lungs let blow. Ten tiny fingers tightly clutch the stem as the seeds take flight. A swirl of life… Continue Reading →
Opening my charcoal eyes, I look at the familiar scene. Nothing new this time then. With night drawing in, the house emanates its cosy interior. Warm yellow light peeks out from pulled curtains, and swirls of steam pump from a boiler pipe. It’s pot luck where you’re going to pop up, and very rare to… Continue Reading →
RATING: 5/5 Oh my goodness…another book that had me welling up and smiling through life affirming heart surges! The Girl with the Dragon Heart is a truly magical book, in all senses of the word, and it caught me in its spell. BLURB: Once upon a time, in a beautiful city famous for chocolate and… Continue Reading →
Our local libraries (Wirral Libraries) are now offering an order-and-collect service, which is fantastic for our book loving family and also the bank balance! Raise your hand if, like me, you spent all the money saved from staying home during lockdown on books!? Too tempting wasn’t it? Not to mention absolutely necessary of course! But… Continue Reading →
Who knew such joy could come from the sound of you chewing a banana. Your nose is a little stuffed and you breathe heavily between chews, sucking the air in through your mouth and out again. You’ve chosen my knee as your dining spot, and like a chair I cocoon you as you munch. Who… Continue Reading →
Gorm opened his eyes and sighed. Short naps were the finest, Gramps hadn’t been wrong. The rocky mountains of his people stretched endlessly before him, topped by the purple hues of the early evening sky. He stretched out his long legs sending boulders skittering below. Oops. There were voices close by, ‘I think we should… Continue Reading →
RATING: 4/5 This book is as delicious and magical as its title suggests. You’ll find it in the 9-11 year category, but much like other books that sit there, it has the ability to capture the child in all of us. Which is lucky for me as I am currently reading my way through this… Continue Reading →
Rating 5/5 I’m writing this having just put the book down and therefore with a swelling heart, which is often (though not always) the case in the moments after I finish a good book. Time usually makes me a little more critical, but I’ll honour this book with a review from within its beautiful presence…. Continue Reading →
Harold Snow wiped his hands down his apron and admired his handiwork. Twelve perfectly sculpted gingerbread women smiled up at him, their sweet scent wrapping like a blanket around him. ‘Grandpa, Grandpa, are they done, are they done?’ cried Izzy. She ran to fetch her step, dragging it screeching across the floor, before climbing up beside… Continue Reading →
Fill your home with lots of BOOKS in all the CRANNIES and all the NOOKS!Dr. Seus
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