Excerpts

Your children are not your children. * Kahil Gibran

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. You may… Continue reading Your children are not your children. * Kahil Gibran

Book Reviews

William Trevor* The story of Lucy Gault

Shortlisted for the 2002 Man Booker Prize I've picked it up from my bookshelf but I never thought I would find so little to love in this story. Everything was truly predictable, the characters lacked vitality and the only high-point in the entire book was the possibility of a romance. And even that one dwindled… Continue reading William Trevor* The story of Lucy Gault

Book Reviews

Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson – Book Review

Prepare your tissues as this book will not leave you dry-eyed. Full of love and more love and more love and a lot of loss, the book follows two couples who have something in common. Matt has been with both women and both have a baby. This change-of-pace love story is a powerfully moving novel… Continue reading Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson – Book Review

Dean Koontz

The City * Dean Koontz Book Review

If you are looking for a musical and enchanting book filled with a young boy and his mother (not Stephen King's Talisman) and with a few baddie characters and a lot of Jive and music playing, look no further than Dean Koontz' The City. As everyone knows, you can find a lot of colourful characters… Continue reading The City * Dean Koontz Book Review

Book Reviews

The Stone Monkey * JEFFERY DEAVER

Before having been confined in a train for 6h, I picked up a book from my mother's stash and have been pleasantly surprised to find a great novel about Lincoln Rhyme and his beautiful red-haired model girlfriend, Amelia Sachs. In the lengthy 500 - odd pages, I was happy enough to learn about the disidents life… Continue reading The Stone Monkey * JEFFERY DEAVER

Growing Up

Why You Should Plan a Kids’ Only Thanksgiving Party

Are you a parent? If so, there is a good chance that you already know just how much children like the holidays, as well as parties. For that reason, you may want to think about planning a kids’ only Thanksgiving party. Being a parent, you will find that there are a number of benefits to… Continue reading Why You Should Plan a Kids’ Only Thanksgiving Party

Book Reviews

Dear Amy * Helen Callaghan Book review

In her guise as 'Dear Amy', agony aunt for a local newspaper, Margot Lewis has dealt with all sorts of letters - but never one like this... Dear Amy, I've been kidnapped by a strange man. I don't know where I am. Please help me, Bethan Avery This must be a cruel hoax. Because Bethan… Continue reading Dear Amy * Helen Callaghan Book review

Book Reviews

Margaret Atwood – Life before man

Look, I’m smiling at you, I’m smiling in you, I’m smiling through you. How can I be dead if I breathe in every quiver of your hand? – Abram Tertz (Andrei Sinyavsky), The Icicle Oh wow, what a book this has been. I read it in short bursts and I must say it's one of… Continue reading Margaret Atwood – Life before man

Growing Up

Popular Water Activities for the Backyard

Each summer, millions of families head outdoors. Many times, they head to their own backyards. While being outdoors is nice, it can also be hot. In many areas of the United States, the temperature rises to beyond comfortable, especially during the summertime. Hot weather does not mean that you and your family should stay inside;… Continue reading Popular Water Activities for the Backyard