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Book Review – “Farmer George’s Best Cow”

9 Mar

by Mumsibles G

‘Farmer George’s Best Cow’, kinda sounds like a kid’s bed-time book or fun pop book doesn’t it? It isn’t. It’s a Mummy’s Bed Time Book and it is simply hilarious.

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SKB’s Christmas Reading List (2013)

15 Dec

by Contributing Writer Sanjee K Bandara

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Review – The Aviator’s Wife

4 Nov

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Kid’s Book Review – The Boy Who Slept in the Sky

22 Oct

“The Boy Who Slept in the Sky” is a beautiful magical story that invites your child to explore extraordinary adventures through distant planets, underwater jungles and across the world.

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Review – The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike #1)

23 Sep

by Mumsibles G

A brilliant debut mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel’s suicide.

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Book Review – Little Bee by Chris Cleave

19 Aug

by Contributing Writer Sanjee Bandara

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Mumsibles Books To Read with your 0-2 Year Baby

2 Aug

by Mumsibles G

So, I’m particularly happy to be writing this post! Sri Lankan Mom Khanzah, living in Australia at present has asked Mumsibles a recommendation for books that she can read to her year old Baby Boy!

So here goes!!

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Kid’s Book Review – Toot and Pop

9 Jul

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Review: A Game of Thrones (Song of Ice and Fire #1) by George R.R. Martin

1 Jul

by Guest Writer Sanjee Bandara

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Review: Astray by Emma Donoghue

15 Jun

by Guest Writer Sanjee Bandara

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Summary (Goodreads):

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The fascinating characters that roam across the pages of Emma Donoghue’s stories have all gone astray: they are emigrants, runaways, drifters, lovers old and new. They are gold miners and counterfeiters, attorneys and slaves. They cross other borders too: those of race, law, sex, and sanity. They travel for love or money, incognito or under duress.

With rich historical detail, the celebrated author of Room takes us from puritan Massachusetts to revolutionary New Jersey, antebellum Louisiana to the Toronto highway, lighting up four centuries of wanderings that have profound echoes in the present. Astray offers us a surprising and moving history for restless times.

Review:

What an incredible collection of short stories! Each story is based on real historical events, and each story is about people going astray and crossing boundaries in all its forms. There aren’t words to describe how much I enjoyed this collection of stories; they are beautifully written, with fully developed characters, and with a clear sense of place and time. All of these resonate now just as they did then. Highly recommended!