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15.1.19

Book Review: Dry Hard by Nick Spalding

Dry Hard by Nick Spalding
Release Date: 8th January 2019
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Pages: 304
ISBN: 978-1542041652
Buy: ebook | paperback | audiobook


Kate and Scott’s marriage has always been a lot of fun, with alcohol at the heart of it. After all, what’s more entertaining than a good laugh and a large drink… or six?
But recently, those relaxing drinks have become more crutch than comfort—and the couple have almost forgotten how to talk to each other sober.
Then their teenage daughter Holly uploads a video of their humiliating drunken escapades, which gets picked up by YouTube superstar PinkyPud—and goes horrifyingly viral.
In a last-ditch attempt to prove to the world they’re more than just boozy idiots, Kate and Scott quit alcohol completely. But with Holly’s… er… ‘help’, what begins as a family promise soon escalates into a social media phenomenon: #DryHard!
With the eyes of the Internet upon them, can Kate and Scott stay teetotal—and save their marriage in the process?

10.1.19

Most Anticipated January Releases


It's January. Sigh. For most of us, January means dark mornings, dark nights, feeling cold, being broke and feeling fat (WHY DID I HAVE AN ENTIRE TUB OF QUALITY STREET TO MYSELF?)
However, there is a speck of light on the horizon...January signifies the release of a SHED-LOAD of awesome-sounding books. What better way is there of cheering yourself up than grabbing a hot chocolate, climbing under the duvet and devouring a cracking read? The only thing that would complete the ensemble is a gooey strawberry cream (NO. Stay away from the Quality Street.)
Whilst I try and distract myself from those shiny wrappers, here's a wrap-up (geddit?) of my most anticipated January releases... Enjoy!

The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton by Anstey Harris
Released 10th January with Simon & Schuster

Between the simple melody of running her violin shop and the full-blown orchestra of her romantic interludes in Paris with David, her devoted partner of eight years, Grace Atherton has always set her life to music.

Her world revolves entirely around David, for Grace’s own secrets have kept everyone else at bay. Until, suddenly and shockingly, one act tips Grace’s life upside down, and the music seems to stop.

It takes a vivacious old man and a straight-talking teenager to kickstart a new chapter for Grace. In the process, she learns that she is not as alone in the world as she had once thought, that no mistake is insurmountable, and that the quiet moments in life can be something to shout about …


Dry Hard by Nick Spalding
Released 8th January with Lake Union Publishing.

Kate and Scott’s marriage has always been a lot of fun, with alcohol at the heart of it. After all, what’s more entertaining than a good laugh and a large drink… or six?
But recently, those relaxing drinks have become more crutch than comfort—and the couple have almost forgotten how to talk to each other sober.
Then their teenage daughter Holly uploads a video of their humiliating drunken escapades, which gets picked up by YouTube superstar PinkyPud—and goes horrifyingly viral.
In a last-ditch attempt to prove to the world they’re more than just boozy idiots, Kate and Scott quit alcohol completely. But with Holly’s… er… ‘help’, what begins as a family promise soon escalates into a social media phenomenon: #DryHard!



7.1.19

Book Review: The Truth Pixie by Matt Haig


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Wherever she is, whatever the day, she only has one kind of thing to say. Just as cats go miaow and cows go moo, The Truth Pixie can only say things that are true.

A very funny and lovable tale of how one special pixie learned to love herself. The Truth Pixie is an enchanting, rhyming story that will delight younger readers - with words by the bestselling mastermind Matt Haig and pictures by the inky genius Chris Mould.


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