Book club: Kindle reads- March 2020

Book club: Kindle reads- March 2020

So i did a little poll on my Instagram to see if people wanted to see more of my book reviews and what i have been reading each month. Surprisingly a lot of people asked me to do it so here i am. So welcome to my first book club! I will be doing a read along to The Rumour by Lesley Kara if you want to grab a copy and read along with me… So far i’m at chapter two if you’re reading this and want to chat about it going through the book together. But for now here’s some Kindle books I’ve brought on deal for a pound or so in a quick sale (always keep your eyes peeled for deals on the kindle store! This month i haven’t read to many books but here’s some of my favourites i have read recently.

The man who didn’t call by Rosie Walsh. Currently 1:99 on the kindle store.This book is about a woman (Sarah) who falls in love in a short amount of time and she thinks shes found the one after recently splitting from her husband of many years . Then the next day he disappears of the face of the earth. Voicemails left and no response…. It’s interesting to see peoples developments in the book and learn about the characters in depth. It does leave you wondering what has happened and where is Eddie? The first half takes a lot to get through, it is a bit all over the place and goes on for too long but the second half is when you get into the book so to say. I’d rate this 3 stars i am unsure whether i liked it or not. It was in some places boring but other points quite gripping.

The Lido by Libby Page. Currently 4:99 on the kindle store. Well what can i say about this book? Other then it’s one of the greatest books i have ever read! I really had low expectations of this book as it really isn’t my normal read but i saw someone was reading it so i thought i’d try it too and it was on deal at the time. The book follows several characters and their relationship to the lido that is at threat of being closed down by the council to build new flats. I fell in love with every character and getting to know them as if they where old friends or even me. The history of Rosemary who is one of the oldest users of the pool in her 80’s going swimming everyday since she was tiny and even in the war. I also love learning about Kate who is desperately lonely and depressed and how she comes out of her shell making friends with rosemary. You get to know how places can form attachments because of the memories that happen there. Beautifully written and at sometimes heartbreaking it is the ultimate feel good book i couldn’t put down. A must read and 5 stars for sure!

Half a world away by Mike Gayle. Currently 4:99 on the kindle store. If you want a book that’s going to take your heart throw it against the floor and stomp on it and cause a full on ugly cry this book is for you! A brother and sister separated by adoption and the foster care system find each other again after many years later. The book follows Kerry a single mum struggling to make ends meet or searches for her brother to reconnect after missing him and searching for years. Noah who is a very well off and happily adopted finds his sister after she tracks him down and leaves him questioning who he really is. The book really shows how different classes do not matter when family is involved. I won’t say much more as there is some BIG BIG twists and turns in this book which will leave you sobbing your heart out and falling in love, 6 stars out of five wouldn’t be enough..

The tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. Currently 2:85 on the kindle store. This story follows Lale a Jewish man who is forced to work at Auschwitz. It shows his story and is based on true events that happened in Auschwitz. The book shows the horrible treatment of the Jewish people by the SS and the barbaric living conditions. It’s a truly heartbreaking read one that made me truly grateful for the life i live and thankful. If you’re into history and war related thing like me this is as close to the truth of what happened as you can get while relating to a character and his struggle. This is based on a true story. I won’t divulge to much but this a must read it’s a five star from me.I have the sequel Cilkas journey in my library to read soon!

The chain by Adrian McKinty . Currently 0.99 on Kindle store. The book is about children that are kidnapped and their parents have to choose whether to kidnap someone else’s child to save their child or their child will be murdered if they break the chain. Really thrilling and gets you hooked from the start. Peoples decisions will surprise you! 4 out of five stars!

So there you have my kindle reads for march look out for my April book club coming at the end of April! Stay safe, keep reading!

Happy international woman’s day.

Happy international woman’s day.

Good morning. I hope you’re all well and have had a lovely weekend so far! Today is apparently international woman day which is in my eyes a good and bad thing. It’s great that woman are appreciated on a day and other woman build them up for the day publicly. But why is this not being done every day? Why is there a day needed to celebrate woman too. Unpopular opinion here but why do we need to celebrate our sex and use it as a platform too promote woman.

I am more than obviously aware of feminism movements over the years and the hardships woman went through to get said right. But in my personal belief i think we’ve got to a stage where we should perhaps believe more in equal rights. The same pay, the same treatment of others and most importantly the same rights. I am and equalitist and believe men and woman should have the same rights. I do not believe in one sex having more rights and respects then others. I judge people on who they are not how their sex dictates.E.g slut shaming. A lot of people would think a man who sleeps about is a total lad worthy or respect whereas a woman is a slut. To me i personally don’t care what people do with their lives or bodies but i would judge someone the same whether they where male or female. I don’t believe in this whole a man shouldn’t hit a woman because i believe people shouldn’t hit other people full stop. I believe men have as much responsibility as woman to take care of their children and family.

I think my views are like this as i was raised to the age of 9 just me and my mum. My biological dad was not on the scene and never has been.When my mum met my dad (step-dad) and had children with him the typical roles of stay at home mum fell to my dad and he stayed at home to do the cooking, cleaning and the caring of the children. Many people looked down on him for this but i never did. I feel this has made me think of men and woman as equal i don’t respect someone more because of their sex or view them as having more rights than anyone else. In an ideal world it would be great if people didn’t have to campaign to get their sex heard more i just wish that everyone was treated equally. Pay be more dependant on experience not genitals. A dad be as responsible as a mum for looking after a child and doing work around the house.

After chats with a few people in this last week i have seen that my sex is used as a identity to me as a stay at home mum. I am expected to do ALL the cooking,cleaning and childcare. I told a family member me and Elijah had eaten lunch out so James could sort his own meal out tonight and they where shocked like i was in the wrong? Me and James are equals and always have been. I cook because i enjoy cooking or because i want too. Not because i have to. I clean because i like a clean home not because i care if my husband likes it or not. My husband does the majority of the washing hanging and putting away and i normally do the bathroom and deep cleaning. We take it in turns to hoover every night and to wash up. James goes to work and i stay at home as it is better for us and works for us. Not because i am a woman and that is my use. If i made more money then James then maybe he would stay at home instead and that would be okay. We both share parental responsibility when home together too which has been great for Elijah as he respects us both.

I do agree in celebrating both sexes and i do also agree with celebrating woman however. The amount we have had to overcome and the daily stigma and degradation we get every day is just simply not needed. So celebrate each other. Celebrate your sex and who you are but just don’t go around thinking your sex is better than the other sex because then that means you’re doing what others do to you what you hate. Let’s break the stigma and empower woman and men. Let’s fix each others crowns and big each other up not tear each other down. Love each other and always be kind.