Book Review: Happiness Is All We Want by Ashutosh Mishra

Book Review Happiness Is All We Want by Ashutosh Mishra

I told myself this year that I’d read more non-fiction books. In particular, self-help books. I’ve already started the year on one and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you today with a review of Happiness Is All We Want by Ashutosh Mishra. Blurb Happiness Is All We Want by Ashutosh Mishra reminds us […]

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Book Review: The Fixer: The Naked Man by Jill Amy Rosenblatt

Hello! I was really prepared over Christmas and the New Year so this is actually the first review I am writing in 2019. It was also the last book I finished in 2018. Luckily, it was a great book that gained these accolades. The Fixer: The Naked Man* by Jill Amy Rosenblatt introduces us to […]

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Book Review: Sweet Hollow Women by Holly Tierney-Bedord

This is another one of my “read in twenty-four hours” books. You know what that means – this is a pretty damn good book. Sweet Hollow Women by Holly Tierney-Bedord introduces us to fifteen-year-old Carasine Busey who is devastated but not surprised when her family drops everything in Sweet Hollow, Louisiana to follow her dad’s […]

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Book Review: The Bleecker Street Bodies by Aaron Gallagher

In my last post, I tried to bring you a bit of magic. Back to doom and gloom today but oh what a wonderful book this is. The Bleecker Street Bodies by Aaron Gallagher introduces us to Harry DeMarko, a former New York City police officer and now-private investigator who is asked by a friend […]

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Book Review: Attend by West Camel

I may not be reading many Christmas-themed books but that doesn’t mean I don’t like a bit of magic this time of year. If you also want to mix intensity with a little bit of light-heartedness, I have the book for you. Attend* by West Camel is centered around three main characters: Sam, Anne and […]

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Book Review: The Burgas Affair by Ellis Shuman

My last post was a mix of drama and romance. This next post is pure drama. Your kind of thing? Read on. The Burgas Affair by Ellis Shuman is set in the wake of a deadly terrorist attack at Burgas Airport in Bulgaria, Israeli and Bulgarian intelligence agencies launch a joint investigation. Detective Boyko Stanchev on the police […]

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Book Review: Start: Life Under a Compulsory Community Treatment Order by Graham Morgan

It’s been a while since I reviewed a non-fiction book. I’m pretty excited about today’s book as I love promoting anything that focuses on mental health. If you are currently going through any mental health struggles, read on; this book might appeal to you. Start: Life Under a Compulsory Community Treatment Order is by Graham […]

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Book Review: The Girl from the Sugar Plantation by Sharon Maas

Times change, of that there is no doubt, and as they change, so do various customs, morals, etc. However, some things stay consistent. For instance, the ‘coming of age’ ritual we all go through. Let me introduce you to a wonderful coming of age story through the form of historical fiction. The Girl from the […]

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Book Review: Black Moss by David Nolan

Considering it is November 30th, you would think it’s time for Joyful Antidotes to start making way for Christmas stories full of magic and light. Not this book blog. Today, I have a wonderfully chilling thriller to share. Black Moss by David Nolan begins in April 1990, as rioters take over Strangeways prison in Manchester. […]

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Book Review: My MacArthur by Cindy Fazzi

Today I’m travelling far across the world to the Philippines, and then onto the United States, for my next book review. Are you ready to join me? My MacArthur* by Cindy Fazzi is set in Manila in 1930 where Douglas MacArthur is the most powerful man in the Philippines, a United States colony. He’s fifty […]

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