Books · Chic-lit · Review · Romance

Book Review: Valentina by Cristina Hodgson

Do you know what is a proud moment as a book blogger? When somebody comes back to you to review the next book in their series. It gives me a sense of accomplishment and that I did their hard work justice with my review. Today I am going to present to you the follow up… Continue reading Book Review: Valentina by Cristina Hodgson

Books · Children · Review · Uncategorized

Book Review: Stripey Enid by Natasha Lea

I am a big advocate for the importance of reading, especially when it comes to children. That's why I like to break from the usual schedule from time to time to bring you some children's books. Today's review is of the sweetest children's book I have come across in a while. Stripey Enid by Natasha… Continue reading Book Review: Stripey Enid by Natasha Lea

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Book Review: The Sea Was a Fair Master by Calvin Demmer

Right, I can no longer write in my reviews that I don't normally like short story collections but this one is an exception blah, blah, blah. Over the past year or so I've read a number of short stories and I've rather enjoyed them. Recently I read a collection that was right up my street.… Continue reading Book Review: The Sea Was a Fair Master by Calvin Demmer

Books · Non-fiction · Review

Book Review: My Mourning Year by Andrew G. Marshall

Don't be put off by the title of this book. I won't deny the base of the story is sad but it is also about strength, friendships and learning to find yourself again. My Mourning Year by Andrew G. Marshall is an unflinching account of one man's loss. Andrew lost his partner Thom, his best… Continue reading Book Review: My Mourning Year by Andrew G. Marshall

Books · Review · Romance

Book Review: That Summer in Puglia by Valeria Vescina

Do you know what every summer needs? A bit of romance. In the form of a book, of course. I have an absolutely great recommendation for you today, one that will melt your heart. That Summer in Puglia by Valeria Vescina is narrated by Tomasso who has been located by a private investigator thirty years… Continue reading Book Review: That Summer in Puglia by Valeria Vescina

Books · comedy · Fiction · Review

Book Review: Scoop of the Year by Tom Claver

I don't post comedy often enough here on Joyful Antidotes. I get much too carried away in the thrillers and dramas to somewhat loosen up with my reading choices. However, I took a break from the norm with one of my latest reads and, if I do say so myself, it was an upstanding example… Continue reading Book Review: Scoop of the Year by Tom Claver