Having been a big fan of Marie Kondo’s ‘The life-changing magic of tidying’ I was intrigued by Jay’s minimalist approach to declutter and simplify. Kondo’s approach is to judge if the item sparks joy in you; Jay’s approach challenges readers to further eliminate the physical stuff filling up the space, to open up space in mind. Very helpful to keep me motivated to pursue minimalist lifestyle.
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Dr Justin Coulson is an Aussie parent and positive psychologist. “10 Things Every Parent Needs to Know” helps parents get on the same page and improve parenting skills. Easy to read and understand.
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A rare first-hand account of daily life for North Korea’s most fortunate young adults. Slipping incognito into the regime quickly renders Kim, a hardened western journalist, despondent. This is a vital and ultimately heartbreaking read.
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Neil Gamian’s retelling of the dark and violent world of the Norse gods – the ultimate dysfunctional family. Norse Mythology trims down the complicated mess of stories that makes up the Norse lore into a very readable digest that covers the main story lines without having to read across many different authors and retells them in Gaiman’s grim and witty style. 5/5 stars.
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Antonia Murphy and family are definitely unlikely farmer transplants from San Francisco to Purua, New Zealand. There are plenty of adventures in rural life and not the gentle, pastoral life they were expecting. Some laugh out loud incidents keep the story flowing smoothly.
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Written by Virginia Hanlon Grohl, mother of Foo Fighters & Nirvana Dave Grohl, this book is a collection of interviews the author has with mothers of other famous musicians. Will appeal to music fans and those interested in family stories. Easily readable 🙂
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An appalling childhood followed by the battlefields of Gallipoli followed by raising a family through the Depression and he still thinks he had “A Fortunate Life”. You’ll barely recognise the Australia he talks about.
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