3 Book Reviews || Scribble Yourself Feminist, An Unquiet Place and Out of the Maze
I haven’t done one of these in a very long time. I do this type of post when I have two small books I’d like to review (previous post here). So lets get to the reviews.
Scribble Yourself Feminist
Tittle: Scribble Yourself Feminist || Author: Chidera Eggerue and Manjit Thapp (Illustrator) || Published: November 2018|| Publisher: Penguin Random House UK || Publicist:
Lauren Mc Diarmid|| Pages: 121
Summary & Thoughts
Scribble yourself feminist is an AMAZING journal, designed to empower, inspire and entertain. It includes awesome colouring pages with inspirational quotes and feminist heroines from the world. I actually loved the colouring aspect of the book and the illustrator did an amazing job bringing the story to life. As its a journal, at the end of every topic you get to write your own thoughts based on a particular exercise related to the topic at hand. The book also has quizzes which is fun to do. Overall this little book is amazing, fun, inspirational and I’d highly recommend it.
An Unquiet Place
Title: An Unquiet Place || Author: Clare Houston || Published: September 2018|| Publisher: Penguin Random House SA|| Genre: Fiction, Mystery, War story || Publicist: Frieda Le Roux|| Pages: 262
Summary & Thoughts
Hannah Harrison escapes her stalled life in Cape Town for a small-town bookshop in the Free State. A concentration-camp journal from the South African War, found in a dusty box of old stock, reveals the life of Rachel Badenhorst, a young girl separated from her family and enduring the crushing hardship of war. Hannah becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to Rachel. Coveting the young girl’s courage and endurance, she is compelled to uncover Rachel’s story, never thinking it will lead her to pick open the wounds of a local farmer and dig up old tragedies, unearthing grief that even the land has held on to for over a century.
The story is amazingly written and it boggles my mind that its a first novel published by the author, I can’t wait to read more from her. I was so invested in the characters and I enjoy watching how dedicated Hannah was to finding out what happened to Rachel even though it was causing problems for her. i really loved that because she dedicated so much time to find the truth of someone she did not know at all. Historical fiction=is a genre that I enjoy a lot and this book did not disappoint at all but I must say that I cried a lot towards the end.Clare’s character are strong, emotional and I loved that. Overall its an amazing fast paced read that I’d highly recommend.
Out of the Maze
Title: Out of the Maze – A Simple Way to Change Your Thinking & Unlock Success|| Author: DR Spencer Johnson || Genre: Self-book ||Publisher: Random House UK|| Published: November 2018||Publicist:
Lauren Mc Diarmid|| Pages: 84
Summary & Thoughts
Johnson’s theme is that all of our accomplishments are due to our beliefs: whether we’re confident or insecure, cynical or positive, open-minded or inflexible. But it’s difficult to change your beliefs – and with them, your outcomes. Find out how Hem, Haw, and the other characters from Who Moved My Cheese? deal with this challenge.
I loved the way this book is written, we follow Hem and Haw trying to get out of a maze. Its a simple example that has been used and it possess a lot of questions addressing beliefs that the author takes us step by step through those questions and some consequences. The issue of beliefs is addressed in a simplistic way that can be used to check some of the situations that we might be encountering at the moment in our lives. Before I spoil the book for you, I think you should just read it and its very short, so you can easily finish it in one sitting.
Those were my thoughts on these 3 book, if you’ve read any please leave a comment or which one you’d like to try out.
Thank you Penguin Random House SA for sending me review copies.
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