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Factivity Robots and Gadgets book

If you’re looking for a sticker book that offers plenty of activities and information then I might have just the thing for you today.  Factivity Robots and Gadgets is a new sticker book from Parragon Books which was published earlier … C...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Dec 20, 2016

Book Review: Carl R. Holladay, Acts: A Commentary

Holladay, Carl R. Acts: A Commentary. NTL; Minneapolis: Westminster John Knox, 2016. lxiv + 608 pages; Hb. $75.00.  Link to Westminster John Knox Press There have been several significant contributions to the New Testament Library series from Westmi...
by Reading Acts on Dec 19, 2016

Tips for writing fair book reviews that don’t make the author cry

[This post assumes that you write book reviews. If you have never written a book review, please know that authors …Continue reading →...
by Enough Light on Dec 17, 2016

Last Minute Gift Ideas for Mums

I think buying for us mums can be difficult at times. If anyone asks what we’d like we say, nothing, as long as the kids are happy, I’m happy. Don’t we?And if you are like me, we usually buy for us mums last on the lists. Here is my...
by SusanKMann on Dec 16, 2016

Disney In Depth: Book Review: They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art Of Disney’s Golden Age

They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney's Golden Age (The 1930s) Hardcover By Didier Ghez Foreword by Pete Docter Publisher: Chronicle Books Release Date: September 8, 2015 The first volume in a series that examines the craftsmanship of D...
by Geeks of Doom on Dec 15, 2016

All of Us and Everything – a book review

I’ve just finished reading All of Us and Everything by Bridget Asher and if you’re looking for a good page turner over the Christmas period, I can thoroughly recommend. Published through Corvus Books last month, we meet the Rockwell sist...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Dec 15, 2016

Book Review: J. B. Lightfoot, The Epistles of 2 Corinthians and 1 Peter: A Newly Discovered Commentary

Lightfoot, J. B. The Epistles of 2 Corinthians and 1 Peter: A Newly Discovered Commentary. Edited by Ben Witherington III and Todd D. Still. The Lightfoot Legacy Set 3; Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 2016. 317 pp Hb; $40.00.   Link to IVP In th...
by Reading Acts on Dec 14, 2016

50 IKEA Hacks Customized For Your Home | I Modify IKEA

Today I am sharing a few IKEA hacks and how you can create even more! Even if you don’t live by an IKEA these ideas will get your wheels spinning when it come to easy DIY home decorating projects you can create and have fun while doing them! We...
by Dear Creatives on Dec 14, 2016

Book Review: Penguin Problems by Jory John and Lane Smith

If you are after a well-paced comedy story for children but really (I suspect) aimed at parents then you cant go wrong with this little gem. The little penguin in the story is plagued with… View Full Post The post Book Review: Penguin Problems...
by Being a Mummy on Dec 12, 2016

Book Review: A First Book of Animals by Nicola Davies Illustrated by Petr Horacek

It isn’t often that a children’s book appears that I think is worthy of pride of place on my adult bookshelf. This is the bookshelf where children need to be very respectful and careful with… View Full Post The post Book Review: A F...
by Being a Mummy on Dec 11, 2016

Book Review: The Stone Age: Hunters, Gatherers and Woolly Mammoths by Marcia Williams

Marcia Williams consistently produces topic books for children which are accessible even for the most reluctant reader and yet again has come up trumps with this fabulous series of comic strips based around The Stone… View Full Post The post Bo...
by Being a Mummy on Dec 9, 2016

Book Review: Jerome, Commentaries on the Twelve Prophets, Volume 1

Scheck, Thomas, ed. Commentaries on the Twelve Prophets: Volume 1, Ancient Christian Texts by Jerome. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 2016. Link to IVP This new contribution to the Ancient Christian Texts series is the first of three volumes colle...
by Reading Acts on Dec 7, 2016

Book Review: Dead Jack and The Pandemonium Device By James Aquilone

Dead Jack and The Pandemonium Device Dead Jack Book 1 Paperback | Kindle By James Aquilone Homunculus House Release date: November 19, 2016 What’s better than a zombie novel? How about a zombie novel about an undead, foul-mouthed, junkie priva...
by Geeks of Doom on Dec 7, 2016

WILF Books book subscription service – review and giveaway

It’s so exciting seeing Monkey develop his reading skills and watch him move through the reading bands with his school books.  He’s also, finally started to show a little interest in reading his own books to me, rather than the … C...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Dec 5, 2016

How to Grow Hair Healthy & Long with Natural Oils Relaunched

How to Grow Your Hair Healthy & Long with Natural Oils: Choose the Right Oils & Learn How to Use Them to Achieve Optimal Growth was the first book published in the Healthy Hair Care series last year. Since then it’s been updated a few time...

The alternative to entertaining is not boring. Amusing ourselves to death.

*I originally blogged this in September 2016, and I am re-blogging it already! The post barely made a blip on …Continue reading →...
by Enough Light on Dec 2, 2016

Stone Underpants – review and giveaway

Monkey has been learning all about the Stone Age at school this half term so when we were offered the chance to read Stone Underpants, I knew we had to say yes. Published through Maverick Arts Publishing last month this … Continue reading ͛...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Dec 2, 2016

Thugs Kitchen 101 - Fast as Fuck!

Wow! Now if that title hasn't caught your attention then I don't know what will! Thugs Kitchen has just released a new cookbook "Thugs Kitchen 101 - Fast as Fuck". I think it's safe to say this is not your average cookbook. This is the second book Th...
by Gourmet Getaways on Dec 1, 2016

Book Review: Charles Lee Irons, A Syntax Guide for Readers of the Greek New Testament

Irons, Charles Lee. A Syntax Guide for Readers of the Greek New Testament. Grand Rapids, Mich. Kregel, 2012. 608 pp. Hb; $39.99. Link to Kregel This new publication from Kregel follows in the tradition of Sprachlicher Schluessel Zum Griechischen Neue...
by Reading Acts on Nov 30, 2016

Book review - Sandrine, by Thomas H. Cook

'Sandrine' by Thomas H Cook is an unusual novel, and might annoy some readers because it falls between two stools genre-wise. On the face of it, it's a legal thriller; much of the action centres around the trial of Samuel Madison for the murder of hi...
by Maggie James Fiction on Nov 17, 2016


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