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Love Books Will Travel

What: Book Talk and Signing.

Who: Cassandra Clare
Hosted by Sarah Rees Brennan

Where: Foyles
Charing Cross Rd

When: 26th October 2011

Why: To Promote City of Fallen Angels,the forth book in the Mortal Instruments series.

The Mortal War is over, and Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She’s training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power.Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And-most important of all-Clary can finally call Jace her boyfriend.
But nothing comes without a price.
Someone is murdering the shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine’s circle, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second bloody war. Clary’s best friend Simon, can’t help her. His mother just found out that he’s a vampire and now he’s homeless. Everywhere he turns, someone wants him on their side-along with the power of the curse that’s wrecking his life. And they’re all willing to do anything to get what they want. At the same time he’s dating two beautiful, dangerous girls-neither of whom knows about the other.
When Jace begins to pull away from Clary without explaining why, she is forced to delve into the heart of the mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare: She herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves.Even Jace.
Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. The stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.

Foyles, Charing Cross Rd, London

I can’t let the opportunity pass without commenting on my first visit to the spiritual home of UK book bloggers. With the help of the Foyles very useable website and only one slight detour the wrong way around some serious looking tube improvements, I managed to find the flagship Charing Cross Rd store. I wandered throughout the rabbit warren of book shelves, my eyes alighting on gorgeous cover after gorgeous cover, the need to touch, examine and smell the many fantastic books on offer undeniable. If like me you have a thing for signed books, you will be interested to know that I spotted at least half a dozen autographed lovelies in the Young Adult department alone!

Lynsey and Casey!

Eventually though, I had to drag myself away from all of the shiny gorgeousness and make my way to the main event. Following signs for the third floor and looking out for a blogger in a maroon top, I managed to rendezvous with the fabulous Lynsey Newton who had kindly said that I could tag along with her for the event. After introducing me to Casey, from Dark Readers, we waited at the front of a very impressive queue. Finally we were shown in to The Gallery, festively decorated in cobwebs, rubber rats and sparkly skulls. Complete with Halloween masks, bookish feebees and even goodie bags for a lucky few.

The Event was hosted by Sarah Rees Brennan, YA author and friend to Cassandra Clare. Sarah was vibrant and witty,with just the right amount of kooky excentricity. I immediately warmed to her and I’m looking forward to adding The Demon’s Lexicon Trilogy to my bookshelf. Cassandra and Sarah had a natural and wonderfully funny rappour as they bounced off of each other and the audience.

Following some very amusing anecdotes about borderline criminal activity, all in the name of research you understand, question time commenced…for the audience! Boy was I under prepared, I mean who knew Simon even had a cat?! While Sarah questioned the audience about The Mortal Instruments Series, Cassandra provided gorgeous Mortal Instrument charms and jewellery as prizes for the more knowledgeable fans. Then finally it was our turn to grill Cassie. Cassie managed to keep tight lipped about the future of The Mortal Instruments and Infernal devices series although Sarah was less reserved and may have let a few juicy morsels slip 😉 While Cassandra doesn’t rule out the possibility of  ever writing for the “adult” market, should an appropriate idea grabbed her, with two new series in the pipe line, it appears YA reader will have have her to themselves for quite a while longer. The Dark Artifices series will be set in present day LA and feature grown up (hot) versions of The Mortal Instruments tweens. Providing us with the opportunity to check in on surviving (gasp!) characters from The Mortal Instruments Series. While not categorically stating that this is what she will focus on next, Cassandra did admit to tentatively working on this series as her “Mind wanders, where it wanders“. Cassandra also has plans for a fantasy series set in an entirely new, shadow hunter less world.

Cassandra Clare, Caroline and Sarah Rees Brennan. While waiting to meet Cassandra I was introduced to lovely bloggers Viv and Yvette.  Despite a two hour wait everyone was good humored and friendly, sharing book recommendations, blogging experience and general YA book love. Some well timed boiled sweets from the Foyles staff boosted our sugars at the optimum moment and finally we got to meet the lady herself.

Cassandra gave her time generously to each fan, signing any number of books, taking pictures and providing us with a little something extra: Magnus’s Vow, a bonus short story set during City of Bones.

Verdict: Foyles certainly know how to host an event! I had a brillant day. I got to meet Cassandra Clare, one of my favourate YA authors, I was introduced to Sarah Rees Brennan and I got to talk books all day with a group of fantastically friendly bloggers (LynseyCaseySarahKirsty, Viv, Leanne, Laura and Andrew).

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Win Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2: The Game

While the chosen few continue to explore Pottermore and iron out the creases, the rest of us mere Muggles will have to make do with immersing ourselves in the books, films and games. To help the time pass more quickly we are giving away a copy of The Deathly Hallows Part 2: The Video Game, to the individual whose Harry Potter book review sparks the most discussion and comment.
The Game
Manufacturer’s Description: Step into the roles of your favorite heroes in the epic finale of the entertainment event of the decade. Playing as harry and other key characters in the Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows-part 2 video game, you are on a dangerous and urgent quest to locate and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, and with them, Voldemort. Break in to the high security vaults of Gringotts Bank, escape Fiendfyre in the room of Requirement and battle Voldemort’s most powerful allies as you defend Hogwarts in this action-packed experience.
Featuring the most epic battles of any Harry Potter game gone before, this is the ultimate showdown against Voldemort and his Dark forces. The fate of the wizarding world rests in your hands in the final battle of Hogwarts.
The Competition
To enter simply write a review for one of the seven original Harry Potter books and email your review to [email protected]
Label your email: Harry Potter Competition
Please state how you would like to be addressed on the review and include details of your postal address and preferred game format (in case you win!).
The Big Book Little Book Team will select their favorite review for each book. These reviews will be posted over seven consecutive days (in order of book publication) on the Big Book Little Book blog.
The general public will be invited to comment on the reviews.The review which generates the most comments in the given time period will win the Game*
Closing date for review submissions: Saturday 12th November Addendum 12/11/2011: Due to the volume of entries we have moved the closing date for submissions to 08:00 on Friday 18th November.
The selected reviews will be posted from: Saturday 19th November
The winner will be announced: Sunday 4th December (comments posted until 23:59 GMT  on Friday 3rd Dec will be included)
The Small Print.
In keeping with the games recommendation applicants should be aged 12 and over.
One prize winner will receive a  single copy of HP and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 for either  Xbox 360™, PLAYSTATION® 3, Windows PC, Wii™ or Nintendo DS™
No alternative prize will be offered.
UK postal addresses only. An address is required to ship the game to the winner and will not be used for any other purpose.
All emails will be deleted on completion of the competition.
Each individual can enter a max of 7 reviews (one for each book) however each review must be submitted/ emailed individually.
By entering the competition you are giving your permission for Big Book Little Book to post and archive your review on it’s blog.
In the event of a disagreement or a tie the decision of Big Book Little Book is final.
You do not have to be a follower of Big Book Little Book to enter this competition but it is a great way to show your appreciation!
*we welcome discussion, debate  and constructive criticism, therefore multiple comments from individuals will be  allowed as long as each comment expresses a valid point. Big Book Little Book reserves the right to discount/delete any comments which are intentionally offensive or spam like.
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A Slot Machine Ate My Mid Life Crisis

Irene Woodbury

Quirky jobs, wacky friends, hot crushes, and an unraveling marriage are all part of this darkly funny novel describing 45 year-old newlywed Wendy Sinclair’s life in Las Vegas after she impulsively decides to stay following a bizarre girls’ weekend in 2005.

This is a fairly light read and may appeal to those who love their Chick-Lit! It didn’t really hit the spot for me however. The story begins when Wendy leaves her husband of three months to have a girlie long weekend in Las Vegas, I initially enjoyed the author’s descriptions of the city and the fun filled girlie times. She’s lost a great job, she has chameleons in her bedroom and her newly married life isn’t turning out the way she expected. She’s hurt and confused and needs the break. So she heads to Las Vegas for a five day break with her friend Paula. There wasn’t much in the way of emotional support or wise counsel from Paula though. It was really about the shopping!

After a while I began get a bit bored of the shopping/spa treatment/dining routine. They were clearly very rich but it all got a little tedious for me. After Wendy makes a u turn in the departures lounge, deciding to stay in Vegas, rather than return to her husband in Houston, as she couldn’t face going back, I’d already had enough of Vegas! There were too many long, detailed explanations of the city and the casinos, dining experiences and shopping. The author clearly knows Las Vegas well and loves it, but for me it was too much detail.

Wendy, over the course of the next year or so gets work as a designer, does a stint as a showgirl, meets a couple of guys that she is romantically interested in and all the while expects her husband to understand and be happy with her choices. I really felt for Roger, the guy was incredibly patient! Wendy agonises over her decisions from time to time, but still manages to justify what she is doing and carry on her merry way.

I was looking forward to reading about Wendy, who is in her mid-forties and how she dealt with her struggles and how those affected her life and relationships. But in the end I found that I didn’t like Wendy very much at all, finding her selfish and shallow. I found myself skimming pages towards the end, in order to get there quicker. I wanted to find out what Wendy finally decided and what happened, but I found the ending frustrating.

On the positive side there were some humorous moments and even though I felt there was too much ‘Vegas’ info and found it way too much as filler, it did make me want to visit Las Vegas one day. It does sound fun! As I said at the beginning though, this is just my own opinion, and I do normally enjoy chick-lit, but I didn’t like the characters in this story.

Verdict: This may be for some, but it wasn’t my cup of tea.

Reviewed by Lesley

Publisher: SynergEbooks
Publication Date: August 2011
Format: eBook
Pages: 554KB
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age: Adult
Reviewer: Lesley
Source: Provided by author
Challenge: N/A
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Love Books Will Travel: Becca Fitzpatrick

What: Talk and Book Signing

Who: Becca Fitzpatrick

Where: Crawley Library 
        West Sussex

When: 24th October 2011

Why: To promote Silence, the third instalment in the Hush Hush Series:

The noise between Patch and Nora is gone. They’ve overcome the secrets riddled in Patch’s dark past…bridged two irreconcilable worlds…faced heart-wrenching tests of betrayal, loyalty and trust…and all for a love that will transcend the boundary between heaven and earth. Armed with nothing but their absolute faith in one another, Patch and Nora enter a desperate fight to stop a villain who holds the power to shatter everything they’ve worked for—and their love—forever.

The evening began with Becca regaling us with some of the events that have shaped her early writing career.

Despite being a prolific and dedicated journal keeper as a teen Becca stated that she didn’t consider a career in writing until her husband bought her a creative writing experience for her 24 birthday. She joked that had her husband chosen differently she would be standing in front of us discussing Japanese cookery!

It was while set the task of writing a scene for her class that Becca recalled a  humiliating experience from her school years. Having allowed her mind to wander in a reproductive biology class, teen Becca was abruptly called upon by her biology teacher to describe, in front of her class mates, the characteristics she looked for in a boyfriend. Having written this scene, which some of you will recognise well, Becca found herself writing another scene and another.

Becca has a wonderfully warm personality and a self depreciating humor. Providing the audience with the benefit of her experience as well as her blushes. Becca discussed her road to publication and her writing process, including her initial naive attempts to get published with an unfinished debut manuscript and recieving just shy of 100 rejection letters for Hush Hush.

In response to my question if, the as yet untitled, Hush Hush #4 was likely to break hearts Becca simply stated that her readers will recognise, from her work to date, that she is a bit of a happily ever after kind of girl and  Patch and Nora definitely won’t be blown up leaving Marcie to rule the world 😉

Following on from the awesomeness of Hush Hush, Becca has plans to write a stand alone, paranormal free, contemporary YA thriller (rest assured there will be romance!).

Verdict: This ticketed event, while well attended, managed to retain an intimate laid back feel, promoting a relaxed environment for Becca to share her experiences and facilitate questions from the audience. I would definitely attend another Becca Fitzpatrick event and I  look forward to Becca’s future works.

Karen and Becca Fitzpatrick
Caroline and Becca Fitzpatrick

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Quiet As A Mouse

Mouse is too quiet to join in all the party fun! How can he find his voice, and make his friends take notice of him?
This book is filled with bright, funny and action packed illustrations, with the added bonus of a cute finger puppet for the reader to get snip snapping with their fingers, and giving a great 3D dimension to the story!

Quiet as a Mouse is the story of a little mouse that is so quiet and timid he keeps getting left out of all the party fun his friends are having.He desperately wants to join in but just can’t get anyone to hear him.

When a big cat threatens to spoil the party fun, Mouse surprises himself as he finds his voice and ‘roars’ the cat away, leaving all his friends in awe of his new found bravery!

This is a brilliant interactive picture book providing great entertainment as well as a ‘feel good’ story about a cute character! The illustrations are bright and colourful promoting great discussions about the actions of the mice on each page.

Verdict: A great, fun book with an interactive finger puppet that is sure to delight adults and children alike as they follow Mouse on his adventure.

Reviewed by Jane

Publisher: Child’s Play
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Hardback with Puppet
Pages: 515/559KB
Genre: Picture Book
Age: Picture Book, Early Readers
Reviewer: Jane
Source: Own Copy
Challenge: N/A
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Frugal Fiction: Charity Shops

Each month we use our FRUGAL FICTION post look to at different ways to make the most of your money and get more books for your buck! We take £8.00, an average RRP for a paperback, and see how much literature we can get for our money.

Reviewer: Helen

I don’t get to do it very often these days, but there is nothing I like better than to browse for new books. That said, the books don’t have to be new!  Pre children, when there was time to do things like browse, I loved to scour our local charity shops for a bargain!  I particularly enjoy finding that hidden gem, a book you have been wanting, and then there it is. The pot luck of the charity shop makes it all the more fun and the achievement all the better when you find something that you really want. 
I also found it a great way to discover new authors, or try out stories that I wasn’t sure about.  I first read Jeffery Deaver through charity shops, I thought he might be a bit to gory for me, but it was fine!  I have tried lots of ‘chick lit’ type books that I would never have bought as a new book.  After hearing about Tess Gerritson from Karen, I might well try her out from the charity shop.  Of course this is because charity shops charge less!  We all love a bargain, and I have usually found that I can pick up a good paperback for about £2.50.  As a rule I don’t buy hard backs, but there are often a good selection at most charity shops and it can be a great way to get hold of them, if that’s what you prefer.

Since having my children I have picked up the odd bargain for them too, a book of fairy tales, some picture books, old annuals.  They have been good, but it is worth flicking through and making sure the books are in good condition, there are often some with drawing in, flaps missing in pop up books and so on.

As with the car boot sales, there are certain authors you can guarantee will be there somewhere, – Maeve Binchy through to Agatha Christie.  You may not find the exact book you want, but you’ll probably find something.  Most charity shops have a good book section, we all know second hand books are great after all!  We are lucky in our local area to have an Oxfam that is totally dedicated to books.  It’s fantastic, with whole sections on Classics, Biographies, Non-fiction, Crime Fiction, Recipe Books and so on.  They also have a rare books section which is fascinating to look at.  There are books  I remember which are now classed as rare – why did I get rid of them?! 
It is also important to write about the latest development in charity book shops, which is the internet (of course!).  Oxfam now has a site on which you can look for books, they have a search system by author or genre and then by quality or cost.  You can then see not only what is in your local Oxfam, but every single one in the country and then have the book posted out to you.  They have a rather unique delivery charge, you can pay nothing so the book costs what it would as bought from the shop, or you can make a voluntary donation to cover shipping, there are recommended donations based on the type of book etc, or you can pay more than they recommend and count it as giving to the charity. This applies within the UK. I haven’t found other charities that sell their books on line, but you can go on to most charity sites to locate their shops and there are a few that have dedicated book shops now.

Unfortunately I have been unwell for the last two weeks and not got out there with my £8!  However I can tell you I am planning on looking for some Alastair McCall-Smith books, a Tess Gerritson and maybe a Jodi Picoult or a Marian Keyes.

If I were to shop on line I have seen

Small Island by Andrea Levy £2.99; The Bleachers by John Gresham £2.99 and The Other Hand by Chis Cleave £2.99.
This would take me slightly over budget, but these are all books I really want, so maybe that’s ok!


AdvantagesCharity shops give you a chance to try things you may not otherwise do, and generally pick up a bargain. With the on-line service you can check out a greater selection and look for a particular book.  The free delivery option means you can still get a bargain.
Also if you don’t want to clog up your shelves you can return your books for someone else to buy and feel good about donating to charity!  This applies to buying a book too, you know you are supporting a good cause as well.
Disadvantages

If you have a specific book in mind you may not get it, or you may need to be patient until it comes along.  Unfortunately there is no guarantee that it will!
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Silver and Stone

J. D. Thompson

Welcome to high school high society hell.
As if senior year at Weatherford Preparatory School wasn’t hard enough, sixteen year old Alexis Bardolph had to add school outcast to the curriculum.
A new found notoriety following a family scandal, her lacrosse star boy-friend dumping her for a former BFF and a string of perpetually bad hair days were among the many things going wrong in her already turbulent teenage life.
But when the haunting nightmares that have plagued her since childhood begin to take an eerily tangible form and several Holler Creek residents are reported missing, Alexis can’t help but wonder if there isn’t more to her hellish dreams than meets the eye.
The unexpected arrival of a mysterious and dangerously handsome new student ultimately leads Alexis to troubling truths that not even her wildest imagination could have conjured.

The first book in the Bloodlines series, by debut author J.D. Thomason, Silver and Bone is told from the first person perspective of Alexis. Following a horrific family tragedy, the former prom queen, has become a social outcast. Her isolation is so complete that even her family avoid spending time with her. Enter Lucas, the mysterious new boy with his own closet full of skeletons.

Despite the gorgeous north Devon scenery and my daughter’s constant demands for swimming to distract me, I managed to devour Silver and Stone over two days of my wet English summer holiday. My attention was caught immediately by the vivid dream sequences and I was gripped by the need to unravel the many mysteries.

For me the best part of a romance follows that initial spark of instant attraction and over whelming connection. I love to savour the getting to know you stage, the flutter in your tummy as you experience the relationship firsts alongside the protagonists, the sparks of electricity at the first touch, the first kiss and the first declarations of love.

I initially felt frustrated at the speed at which the relationship between Alexis and Lucas developed. However as the story progressed and the plot was revealed I found myself immersed in the relationship and accepting the couple.

The start of a new series, JD Thomason manages to conclude the story without the aid of an excruciating cliff hanger to hook you. While all of the big questions are answered in a satisfactory conclusion I was left with the desire further explore Alexis and Lucas’ world and I can’t wait to find out the answers to some of the sub plots.

Sliver and Stone is currently available on kindle for the amazing price of just 86p! and there are plans for release in paperback before Christmas.

Verdict: While the format and content will be familiar to fans of paranormal romance this is an enjoyable and engaging debut. I look forward to the next instalment.

Reviewed by Caroline

Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: August 2011
Format: eBook
Pages: 266KB
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Age: YA
Reviewer: Caroline
Source: Provided by author
Challenge: N/A
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Hide and Seek

Jez Alborough‏

Young readers will delight in searching for Hippo, Snake, Tortoise, Toucan, and the other animal friends concealed on each colorful flip-the-flap page. Color illustrations.

My newly started pre-schooler chose this book from the pre-school library. Joshua is enjoying learning about different animals at the moment and naming them all, the minute he saw the frog on the front cover and was able to articulate ‘It’s a frog on a beach!’ the decision was made.

This is a very simple and enjoyable read. ‘Frog’ introduces himself and explains he is playing hide and seek but can’t see his friends. On each page there is a smaller page (flap) to turn and the hidden animal with whom he is playing is revealed.

My pre-schooler studied each page intently looking for the hidden animals and loved turning the flap with a loud ‘Boo!’ as the animal’s hiding place was revealed. Each page and hiding spot is in a different part of the jungle – the forest, the beach, by the waterfall and Joshua and I ended up having a great conversation about where different animals live. It’s a short read, but a fun one and Joshua has ‘read’ it several times during the week or so that we’ve been borrowing it. The text is repetitive but that’s great for little ones who love to repeat and anticipate what’s coming next.

Verdict: A simply written and fun book which has been thoroughly enjoyed by Joshua and I. I have a feeling that this won’t be the last time this book will be borrowed!

Reviewed by Lesley

Publisher: Candlewick
Publication Date: May 1999
Format: Paperback
Pages: 32
Genre: Picture Book
Age: Picture Book
Reviewer: Lesley
Source: Borrowed
Challenge: N/A
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On My Wish List

As book lovers we often find that our eyes are too big for our bookshelves! So once a month we join the ladies at Book Chick City and take part in their meme ON MY WISH LIST where we post about some of the books we are keen to get our hands on whether they be old books, newly released or those yet to be published.

Reviewer: Jane

Harvesting The Heart  by Jodi Picoult

A young woman who was abandoned by her mother when she was 5, left her father behind in Chicago to pursure art school. She marries an ambitious doctor and soon becomes a mother herself. She cannot forget her mother’s absence and the shameful memories of her past, which make her doubt herself. Out of Paige’s struggle to find wholeness, Jodi crafts an absorbing novel that explores issues and emotions we can all relate to.

Having read a couple of Jodi Picoult’s books over the last year I found I enjoyed her contemporary style as well as the way she writes about human emotions.  The topic of the novel sounds very controversial – a young woman was abandoned by her own mother as a baby and now she has a child of her own she doubts her own maternal ability and can’t help but think that maybe her own baby would be better off without her.  As a mother myself this may well prove difficult but interesting reading….

Twitchhiker – How One Man Travelled The World by Paul Smith

Bored in the bread aisle of the supermarket one day, the author wondered how far he could get around the world in 30 days through the goodwill of users of social networking site Twitter.
Having read Helen’s review of this one, I found myself intrigued by the topic and therefore wanting to read the story myself and update my own lack of knowledge about this new way to communicate with the world!

Having read Helen’s review of this one, I found myself intrigued by the topic and therefore wanting to read the story myself and update my own lack of knowledge about this new way to communicate with the world!
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Twitchhiker: How One Man Travelled the World by Twitter

Paul Smith

There were five rules of Twitchhiker: I can only accept offers of travel and accommodation from people on Twitter; I can’t make any travel plans further than three days in advance; I can only spend money on food, drink and anything that might fit in my suitcase; If there is more than one offer, I choose which I take; If there is only one, I have to take it within 48 hours; If I am unable to find a way to move on from a location within 48 hours, the challenge is over and I go home.
Bored in the bread aisle of the supermarket one day, Paul Smith wondered how far he could get around the world in 30 days through the goodwill of users of social networking site Twitter. At the mercy of these rules, he set his sights on New Zealand – the opposite point on the planet to his home in Newcastle. All he had to do next was explain the idea to his new wife.
In an adventure wrapped in nonsense and cocooned in daft, he travelled by road, boat, plane and train, slept in five-star luxury and on no-star floors, shmoozed with Hollywood A-listers and was humbled by the generosity of the thousands who followed his journey and determined its course.
@twitchhiker – I can send you to Wichita by Greyhound if that’s any good! Sent 10:13 AM Mar 12th. I was more or less in the exact geographical centre of a different continent, and a nameless woman some 4,000 miles east in Dublin was buying me a bus ticket…

This was such an original idea it made me want to read the book. How exciting to travel the world and not know exactly where you are going and where you might sleep tomorrow! It was great to read about all the people who made this journey possible and all the ups and downs that there were. You can’t expect to circumnavigate the globe without a few hassles! Smith writes really honestly about how the journey worked out, the difficulties, the things he hadn’t thought about and the things he wasn’t prepared for.

It was interesting to learn about the world of Twitter, too. This was something that I was mostly unfamiliar with. This book does contain a unique insight into twitter and the tweeps that use it, (if you are not into this particular mode of communication you could learn a whole new vocabulary!). It was thought-provoking to reflect on the way communication has changed so much in recent years and on the impact on society of social networking sights. Smith offers some of his own insights into these issues, but there is plenty of room just to draw your own conclusions.

However I was disappointed that Smith didn’t write more about the places he visited. As he travelled across Europe and America he also had to work (fair enough!) but this didn’t allow time for actually visiting the places he was travelling through. When Smith reaches New Zealand he finally begins to have more time for his surroundings and it was great reading about the beauty of the country and his interesting experiences with the people he encounters there.

Verdict: A light-hearted and interesting read, but not quite what I was expecting so not one I’ll hang onto.

Reviewed by Helen

Publisher: Summersdale
Publication Date: August 2010
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
Genre: Travel
Age: Adult
Reviewer: Helen
Source: Own Copy
Challenge: N/A
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