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Book reviews: April 2019

With an increasing number of people spending time indoors, it’s an ideal time to check out some new reads. We’ve put together some info on new release books and the opportunity to win your own copies to enjoy.

Relentless

By Lisa Tamati

RRP $35

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Lisa Tamati is a well-known name for her success as an extreme endurance athlete. However, her endurance was put to the test on an entirely new level when confronted with the hardest challenge of her life, after her beloved mother was left her with massive brain damage and a dire prognosis, following a stroke.

Relentless is Lisa’s story of how a mother and daughter defied the odds and of their journey together. It’s heart-achingly raw and real, but alongside this emotional turmoil come pockets of inspiration and thought-provoking wisdom.

Such a powerful and honest insight into the challenges of this battle offers a unique insight into the mental strength of Lisa and her family. Her story is also full of information on the treatments used, expert advice and key principles to overcoming obstacles.

 

Crazy Busy

By Kerene Strochnetter

RRP $39.99

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As more and more of the population have lives that revolve crazily around the business of rushing, this thought-provoking read encourages you to take a moment, take a breath, and work out if this lifestyle is actually of benefit.

The tagline sums it all up beautifully: if busy is the new stupid, then mindful is the new smart. Those fellow-busy bustlers may take pause to consider and digest this. I know I did.

Where busyness has once been almost a badge of honour, consider if it’s possibly eating away at the opportunity to live a truly fulfilling and rich life.

Kerene encourages building mindfulness into your routines and offers encouragement and ideas around reducing stress and unleashing your potential. Being crazy busy is a state many can relate to, so add reading a copy of this book to your to do list!

My Mini Could Tow That!

By Don and Marilyn Jessen

RRP $39.99

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Indulge your daydreams and imagine a simpler life of travelling with just the minimal essentials. Everything you need to inspire this journey is within these pages, with delightful tales and images of small but perfectly formed caravans and trailers.

Meet some of the tiny teardrops that are a second home to organised travellers and marvel at the workmanship and creativity of these tiny spaces. It’s a wonderful book to dive into for a respite from the real world and enjoy the personal stories behind each creation – perhaps even inspiring you to work on your own project.

 

 

 

My New Red Car

By David Minty

What’s In The Box?

By David Minty

RRP $19.95 each

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A little bit fun and quirky, these two offerings are the ideal bedtime read for kids (and adults). With clear illustrations and plenty of imagination along the way, there are sure to be giggles and laughter at the unexpected discoveries on each page.

David Minty is a part-time children’s author and illustrator based in Auckland. Follow the adventures of two friends as they make discoveries, with enjoyable illustrations to accompany.

 

Win one of our April reads!

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With an increasing number of people spending time indoors, it’s an ideal time to check out some new reads. We’ve put together some info on new release books and the opportunity to win your own copies to enjoy.

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