After Zero [Christina Collins]

I’ll be thoroughly frank here, I didn’t really know much about selective mutism prior to reading this book. I knew a little, but certainly not enough. Even so, I did a bit of reading and while I do find the subject broached rather impressively by Collins throughout her book, After Zero, other aspects of the…

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Finding Gobi (The Young Reader’s Edition) [Dion Leonard]

Finding Gobi is a truly heartwarming story about a young dog adopted by a racer some time after their race together when they meet. I had read the children’s book prior to reading the young reader’s edition and the interesting thing is that Gobi’s story is much darker and much longer than the brightly illustrated…

The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle [Victoria Williamson]

The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle is one of those books that really makes you think. Victoria Williamson has done an absolutely fantastic job capturing the lives and the stories of these two young girls; Reema, a refugee from Syria, and Caylin, the daughter of an impoverished alcoholic who responds to her struggles by…

The Currently Reading Focus and the Full-Time Baby

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday. It’s the one day of the week that I have nothing particularly planned as far as posts go. This week has been massively busy for me and I’ve managed to miss out on quite a few of my planned posting, which I’m hoping to get back into the swing of this coming…

Perfect Harmony [Emily Albright]

Perfect Harmony by Emily Albright sounded great, in theory. It had a lot of potential, a story line that was immediately interesting which I found myself eager to delve into. I’ve always been a fan of the enemies to lovers trope, despite how cliche it has become, and so naturally this was a book I…

Farewell, Stephen Hawking

This was a devastating thing to learn about late last night. As I'm sure many of you are already well aware, the brilliant Stephen Hawking died in the early hours of March 14th. His genius and wonderful contributions to science will always be celebrated and the man himself will be sorely missed. I think it's…