31st January 2020 victoria

In summary: go get this book and read it. It will help you in all areas of your life. That’s it, that’s the book review. If you must know more then do read on…. This book is about negotiating. ‘Negotiating’ is a word that I usually only every hear where work is concerned. “Negotiate your salary” or “negotiate your terms”. I never really thought of the word beyond the place of work. Negotiate means to achieve, arrange or agree to something by having formal discussions with someone (Cambridge Dictionary). By my very nature, I don’t think resistance, conflict or any…

14th November 2019 victoria

So this book is the fifth of the Noughts & Crosses series by the incredible story-teller and writer Malorie Blackman OBE, affectionately known as ‘Auntie’ Malorie – I truly feel like I know her. Haha – I wish! Many moons ago, as a young teen, I first picked up Noughts & Crosses in the LRC on Elizabeth Garrett Anderson school. What drew me to it? I don’t quite remember… Perhaps it was the title in itself; makes me think of the game you play with your friends in class on the sly while the teacher is teaching a class. Or…

31st July 2019 victoria

What a story, what a life! I listened to this book on Audible over several months. I really took my time to digest Michelle Obama’s life spoken in her own words and in her own voice. This woman is exceptional. She truly is sensational. Our world is a better place because of her – and I don’t say that lightly. “Becoming” is a book that must be experienced by every single person reading this review right now. On Thursday 2nd April 2009, I was a pupil at Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (EGA) School and was fortunate enough to be one of…