Library Love #1

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Fun fact: one of the first things I did when I moved is join the local library.

It’s a place where you can read as many books as you want for free – what’s not to love?   Library Love will be a regular series of my blog talking about my recent reads from the library, and (hopefully) encourage a few of you to use your own local library a bit more often.

Scarlett Says by Scarlett Moffatt | Rating: 3*
Whilst I’m not a regular watcher of Gogglebox, the Channel 4 TV show where you simply watch other people watching TV, I am aware of Scarlett Moffatt through countless magazine articles and TV appearances.  I thought I would give her first book a go, after seeing that she has recently released an autobiography.   Scarlett Says was exactly what I thought it would be; a quick read of what Scarlett thinks about certain topics interspersed with some of her favourite facts.   I’m tempted to pick up Scarlett’s new autobiography and see what I think of that; hopefully it will be more “personal” than Scarlett Says.

Humble Pie by Gordon Ramsay | Rating: 4*
If you are ever wondering “what is Daniella doing on a Saturday morning?” I’m either at IKEA or I am watching Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares/Hotel Hell.  Reading that back, I should probably get out a bit more.  I’m not quite sure where this new obsession with Gordon has come from, but hey ho.  When I spotted that Humble Pie, Gordon’s autobiography, was available on my library’s digital app, I couldn’t borrow it fast enough. As expected, Gordon holds nothing back in the account of his life.  From a difficult childhood with an abusive father, the volatile years of training as a chef, and his growing fame, he talks about it all.  As a fan, it was great to see a different side of him, and I particularly felt for Gordon whilst reading the chapters that talk about his brother’s addiction to heroin.

Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur | 3*
The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur | 4*
If you are not familiar with Rupi Kaur, she is a poet who shot to fame on Instagram when a photo of her went viral.   Milk & Honey, her first book, is a collection of poems.  The book is divided into four sections – the idea is that each section can “deal with a different pain, heal a different heartache”.   Some of the poems are powerful, but unfortunately many of the poems from Milk & Honey have been shared across social media so many times I had practically read the whole thing anyway.  However, hope is not lost as I thoroughly enjoyed her second book, The Sun and Her Flowers.  It featured poems from Milk & Honey, together with brand new ones that luckily I hadn’t read before!  I have to say, the particular poem “Checklist” melted my heart.

What was the last book that you read?

Daniella x

29th November 2017
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2 Comments

  • Reply Chelsea Chadwick

    I love this feature, I don’t use my library often enough but I think I might see what new books they have in this weekend. I definitely need to read The Sun and Her Flowers! I think I might try and grab a copy of Humble Pie for Joe because he’s a Gordon fan girl!

    29th November 2017 at 8:56 pm
    • Reply Daniella

      You definitely should – libraries need using! You should also check out what e-book services they have, as a lot of places use Overdrive or BorrowBox, and you can read them on your phone or iPad :) x

      8th December 2017 at 10:20 pm

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