Amari and The Night Brothers by B. B. Alston

This past month has been a time of silence on the review front which means I missed my slot on this blog tour, ran by Dave from Write Reads Tours. My lack of review is not a negative reflection of this book, in fact it’s the opposite.. I wanted to write this review when I had some time to put it together, not while rushing around trying to do 100 things. I wanted to attempt to give this book the review it deserves. Continue reading “Amari and The Night Brothers by B. B. Alston”

What I’m Watching

I don’t watch a lot of tv and the movies I do watch are ones with the kids, so I thought I would use this month to watch a few of the sci-fi movies I’ve missed out on. Every week I’m going to fill you in on what I’ve watched and what I thought. 

Last week I put a poll up on Twitter to see what I should watch first and it was basically a tie for most of the day between Snowpiercer and Interstellar, so I made an executive decision and chose Snowpiercer as I realised Interstellar has Anne Hathaway in it and I couldn’t put myself through that. Not even in the name of science. I think that’s permanently off my options list now unless I get desperate. Continue reading “What I’m Watching”

Our 10 family favourite Sci-fi movies.

In celebration of sci-fi month I wanted to highlight a couple of movies that we love watching as a family. Our youngest is 7, so they are all mostly animated fun.

Big Hero 6 – This is straight up one of my most favourite kids movies. It’s a must watch. Found family, super hero adventures, it has the ability to make you laugh one second and then cry the next. It’s also incredibly quotable. Continue reading “Our 10 family favourite Sci-fi movies.”

5 family friendly movies to watch this October

My kids are 7 and 15, and I’m a total scaredy cat, so our Halloween watching has to be a little chilled out. Here are some of our favourite spooky movies to watch.

Without a doubt Hocus Pocus is my favourite Halloween movie, it’s funny, Bette Midler is outrageous and while I still jump at a certain scene in the graveyard, the whole family enjoys it. Continue reading “5 family friendly movies to watch this October”

My 2019 in review

  Hey, Hello, Welcome. Its been well over a month since I even attempted to do anything blog related. I have a habit of going hard at something and then completely dying in the arse and it’s very obvious when you look at the way I post. Some months I post several times a week, others I only post once and December, well that was the month of silence. I didn’t even read a book in December. I had a dnf but that is it. I was all kinds of busy in December, it was chaos. The erratic posting probably won’t change in 2020.
My productivity levels are often tied to my mental health, which cycles throughout the year. When I’m hyper focused I can smash through posts, but once my brain starts to fog up, I struggle to push through that and that is when I divert my attention to real life stuff. My mental health has definitely done it’s best to kick my ass this past year, and I’ve had months of bouncing of the walls and weeks where I felt like I was suffocating and I didn’t know how to keep functioning. But I have a fantastic support network, a wonderful psychologist, a family that loves me and a husband who can let me hide when needed, hug me when needed and remind me to put the phone down and pay attention to my kids when needed. This isn’t a woe is me post, I don’t expect or need sympathy, it is exactly what the title suggests, a review of my year. All of my year. Continue reading “My 2019 in review”

2018 wrap up

A few of my favourite things

pexels-photo.jpgIt’s here, the end of 2018. Politically the year has been a total shit-show, but my goodness, the books have been good. I have read 72 books as I write this, with the hopes of finishing one or two more before the end of the year. Although in all honesty I might leave a page in each book and then finish them New Years Day, that way I can pat myself on the back for being an awesome reader. Continue reading “2018 wrap up”

Music Monday

Halloween music for your earholes

It’s Monday, the start of another working week and to distract us from the humdrum of work I’m bringing you another song I love. This was started by the Drew over at The Tattooed Book Geek make sure you check him out.



The only song I could play with Halloween being tomorrow.

Top Ten Tuesday

Binge-worthy tv and movies

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where we get to feed that part of our soul that loves lists; by coming up with 10 things related to a certain topic.  Top Ten Tuesday was originally created by  The Broke and Bookish and is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found on her page HERE.  This week’s topic is:

Binge-worthy  TV shows and Movies

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March… the month I pretty much stopped reading.


I average between five and ten book most months. Sometimes its higher and sometimes a little less. But March, it was a slumpy, illness filled month. My gallbladder decided to play up and it was some of the most intense pain I’ve ever been in, by the 3rd day I was rat shit, totally exhausted. It took two weeks for a full recovery, I still haven’t got my appetite back properly. On the upside I lost 3kg in a week, and I reckon I’ve lost another 2kg since then. I had a week of feeling good, but still no urge to read and then I got my arse kicked by a basic cold. Its been over a week now and I still sound like a man. It’s not a good sound haha. Continue reading “March… the month I pretty much stopped reading.”

February wrap up

Books, movies and more reality tv than I should admit.

February, the runt of the months.

I read a mixed bag of books this month, some were great, some were shit and others were ok. I watched some tv and headed to the movies for Valentines Day. Lets look at the books.

Riverkeep by Martin Stewart – I didn’t love it. My ‘starts as a review, but turned into a rant’ is up, if you want more info click the link. 2 stars Continue reading “February wrap up”