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Book Review: Lost on Planet China by J.Maarten Troost

My rating: 4/5 Since becoming an expat in China, I’ve been recommended this book several times, by friends and by people in the blogging sphere. After failing to find it available for a long time, I finally managed to locate it on the vast thing that is the internet, and finished it just this morning.… Continue reading Book Review: Lost on Planet China by J.Maarten Troost

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Book Review: The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell

My rating: 5 / 5 🌟 My new favourite book! Note: all opinions stated are my own. About the book: Tom Michell was "an impetuous twenty-three year old" in the 1970’s on the search of the kind of adventure nobody else in his travelling family had undertaken. His thirst for something new and exciting took… Continue reading Book Review: The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell

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Book Review: Finding Gobi by Dion Leonard

My rating: 5 / 5 🌟 Note: All opinions stated here are my own. About the book: Dion Leonard is an ultra-marathon racer, currently competing in a five day race across the Gobi Desert in Xinijang province, China. On day two of the race, he spots a little sandy coloured dog bouncing around the athletes. While… Continue reading Book Review: Finding Gobi by Dion Leonard

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Book Review: A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen

My rating: 4 / 5 😻 Please note: All opinions stated are my own. About the book: James Bowen is a street busker and a recovering drug addict, residing in sheltered accommodation and living a hand to mouth existence in London. His days are spent scraping together enough change to pay his bills and survive… Continue reading Book Review: A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen

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Book Review: ‘Travelled Far’ by Keith Foskett

My rating: 5 / 5 🌟 Note: All opinions stated are my own. I came across this book on Twitter oddly enough – someone I follow posted a link to the site Bookfunnel and it was a free downloadable. Naturally I downloaded it before even looking at the blurb! For a short, free book from… Continue reading Book Review: ‘Travelled Far’ by Keith Foskett

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Book Review: ‘The Underground Railroad’ by Colson Whitehead

  My rating: 4.5 / 5 (Minus half a star because it did take me two attempts to get into. The beginning isn’t particularly riveting in my opinion, but perhaps that was just me). Note: All opinions stated are my own. It took me two attempts to get into this book. The first time I… Continue reading Book Review: ‘The Underground Railroad’ by Colson Whitehead

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Book Review: ‘Behind the Beautiful Forevers’ by Katherine Boo

My rating: 5 / 5 Where to even begin with this book! It’s difficult to know exactly how to express my views on it because I can’t yet separate the writing itself from my feelings whilst reading it. This non-fiction narrative about life in Annawadi, a Mumbai slum next to an airport, is… unbelievable. Unbelievable… Continue reading Book Review: ‘Behind the Beautiful Forevers’ by Katherine Boo