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Baltic’s Sensory Room

This Valentine’s Day was our first one as a family and I wanted to go out and do something all three of us would enjoy but I couldn’t for the life of me come up with anywhere to go. The main issues I had were that we are incredibly bloody skint right now so going […]

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi – Book Review

Mammy Diaries Rating: *****/***** Published: 05/01/2017 Publisher: Vintage Paperback Page Count: 225 (paperback) Genre:Non-Fiction, Memoir, Biography, Medicine Buy It: https://www.waterstones.com/book/when-breath-becomes-air/paul-kalanithi/9781784701994 Synopsis What do you do when life is catastrophically interrupted? What does it mean to have a child as your own life fades away? What makes life worth living in the face of death? At the age of thirty-six, on the […]

Into The Water By Paula Hawkins – Book Review

MammyDiaries Rating: **/***** Published: 02/05/2017 Publisher: Double Day Page Count: 356 (paperback) Genre:Mystery, Fiction, Thriller, Suspense, Crime, Domestic Thriller Buy It: https://www.waterstones.com/book/into-the-water/paula-hawkins/9781784162245 Synopsis “Julia, it’s me. I need you to call me back. Please, Julia. It’s important…” In the last days before her death, Nel Abbott called her sister. Jules didn’t pick up the phone, ignoring her plea for help. […]

The Forgetting Time By Sharon Guskin – Book Review

MammyDiaries Rating: *****/***** Published: 07/09/2016 Publisher: Pan Macmillan UK Page Count: 405 (Paperback) Genre:Fiction, Mystery, Contemporary Buy It: https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-forgetting-time/sharon-guskin/9781509806812 Synopsis Noah is four and wants to go home. The only trouble is, he’s already there. Noah is a little boy who knows things he shouldn’t and remembers things he should have forgotten. Because as well as being a four-year-old called […]

Turtles All The Way Down By John Green – Book Review

Mammy Diaries Rating: ****/***** Published: 10/10/2017 Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers Page Count: 288 (Hardcover) Genre:Young Adult, Contemporary, Fiction Buy It: https://www.waterstones.com/book/turtles-all-the-way-down/john-green/9780241335437 Synopsis Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Picket, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Bets and Most Fearless Friend Daisy is eager to investigate. So together they navigate […]

Not Working by Lisa Owens

Mammy Diaries Rating: **/***** Published: 15/06/2017 Publisher: Picador Paperback Page Count: 271 (paperback) Genre:Fiction, Chick Lit, Contemporary Buy It: https://www.waterstones.com/book/not-working/lisa-owens/9781509806560 Synopsis Claire Flannery has had more than a few sleepless nights lately. Maybe she shouldn’t have walked out of her job with no idea what to do next. Maybe she should think before she speaks – and maybe then her […]

The Martian By Andy Weir – Book Review

Mammy Diaries Rating: ***/***** Published: 28/08/2014 Publisher: Del Rey Movie Tie-In Edition Page Count: 369 (Paperback) Genre: Science Fiction, Fiction Buy It: https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-martian/andy-weir/9780091956141 Synopsis I’m stranded on Mars _ I have no way to communicate with Earth. If the Oxygenator breaks down, I’ll Suffocate. If the Water Reclaimer breaks down, I’ll die of thirst. If the Habitat breaches, I’ll just kind […]

The Buried Giant By Kazuo Ishiguro – Book Review

Mammy Diaries Rating: *****/***** Published: 16/03/2016 Publisher: Faber & Faber Page Count: 384 (paperback) Genre:Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literacy Fiction, Abandoned Buy It: https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-buried-giant/kazuo-ishiguro/9780571315079 Synopsis The Romans have long since departed, and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. The Buried Giant begins as a couple, Axl and Beatrice, set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the […]

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