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    The Note by Zöe Folbigg

    The Note Zoe Folgigg Review
    (photo credit : Africaanahbookblog)

    I didn’t know that The Note was a true story about the
    author Zoe Folbigg until after I read this book, and began doing a little research
    for this review. I’m not sure if that would have made me think any different of this
    book, but it does put a smile on my face, and also peaked my interest so I stalked her a little.



    The Note, is a very well written story about a woman named Maya
    who works in fashion and falls in love with a guy she sees on the train, ‘Train
    Man’.

    After the first time she saw Train Man, he become a regular
    every morning commuter and she fell in love. Don’t get me wrong, it seems a bit
    irrational to fall in love with someone you don’t know and this threw me a little.
    Not only is this book about romance, and it’s also uplifting
    and inspirational. Throughout the book you learn about Maya’s job and her
    personal life. You follow her through her journey of making massive life
    changes and going through bereavement.

    I managed to read The Note in a few days, so if you’re after
    an easy read to pass the time. Then I would definitely recommend.

    Want to know whether Maya had the courage to speak to Train
    Man and how the story ends? Then buy it here for as little as £5.59 & free shipping.

    Have you read The Note, if so what did you think?
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    Book Club // The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan

    ★★★★★
     
    Easing myself into the new year with a book review, and yup it’s a good one.

    Even though I don’t work for in a library, my office is based in one so I get to walk past all the new arrivals every day and this book The Sunlight Pilgrims was one of them. I had heard of this book and it has been on my Goodreads list for a while now, so I snatched it up pretty quickly. I got through TSP in a week, and that was only because it was a pretty big book and didn’t want to carry it home so I read it on my lunch breaks and whenever I could.

    The Sunlight Pilgrims is primarily a book about the end of the world. Stella is a 12 year old transgender, and she’s growing up quicker than she would like to. Dylan ran away from his life in London and heads to Scotland to grieve his mother and grandmother and Constance is getting through life by her daughters side.

    For me TSP wasn’t JUST about the end of the world, for me it was about friendships, relationships, love and general life. The way Jenni Fagan constantly made me feel cold throughout the whole book really sold it for me. I have a perfect image in my head of what the caravan park looks like, and the scene of the iceberg as its approaching.

    Stella is a very relatable character and the way she was perceived was brilliant, and I would definitely recommend this book to someone who is going through the same transition.

    Without giving too much away, but the ending was very chilling and perfectly written.
    I have started a book club with my gals, and this will be top of my recommendations.
     
    Has anyone read The Sunlight Pilgrims? What did you think?
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    Book Club // The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

    ★★★★
    After getting stuck in that YouTube hole that I often find myself in, I found myself watching book reviews and this was one of them.  I’m not really a sci-fi kinda gal when it comes to books, but everyone was raving about it and to be fair the cover pulled me in.
    As this book is obviously set in space, and it’s a very heavily character based book Angry Planet starts off slow, and quite a difficult to read. But I stuck it out and I ended up loving it. By slow I mean, I couldn’t keep up with all the characters and their species and what planets they were from. But as with any book, you do eventually remember who/what they are.
    From the title of the book, you know exactly what it’s about but the concept behind it, is brilliant. The characters are different religions, it has interspecies relationships and also LGBT characters.
    I know Becky Chambers has another book called A Closed and Common Orbit which on my ‘to read’ list so keep your eyes peeled.
    Has anyone read this book? Did you love it/hate it? Let me know!

     
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