Life Hack Book Review #4 — A journey to self-discovery

{The following book was officially launched yesterday on Reedsy. Also available on Amazon and Goodreads.} A while back I wrote about being invited to join Reedsy's panel of book reviewers (see Thing #5 I learned after writing 200 blogs). As one of Reedsy's reviewers, I get advance review copies and exclusive peeks at independent publications … Continue reading Life Hack Book Review #4 — A journey to self-discovery

Feel Good Book Review #2 – The world still can’t get enough of feel-good quotes!

It was the second of three atypical days in my household last week and reading a book, even reviewing one, was the last thing on my mind! Drilling works had been underway in an apartment unit two floors down from where we live. Unfortunately, the thunderous noise generated by this untimely renovation lasted from 9 … Continue reading Feel Good Book Review #2 – The world still can’t get enough of feel-good quotes!

Fiction Book Review #1 – Me Before You

Gosh, it feels like ages since I last read a novel! The last time was a couple of young adult fiction books I read in January by David Levithan, called "Every Day" and "Someday". Imaginative, brilliant, and hard-to-put-down. Definitely worth the time if you've not read them yet. Proof that even now at 51, I'm … Continue reading Fiction Book Review #1 – Me Before You

Life Hack Book Review #3 — Living the non-linear life

In a recent post, I referenced award-winning author and TV personality Bruce Feiler and his excellent book The Council of Dads (2010). While adding in my post an Amazon link to the book, I stumbled upon one of his more recent works (published last year); the subject of this, my fourth and latest life hack … Continue reading Life Hack Book Review #3 — Living the non-linear life

Life Hack Book Review #2 – Which is better: Schooling, Homeschooling, or Unschooling?

{The following book review I completed last month, was first published on Reedsy Discovery. Also available on Amazon and Goodreads.} A while back I wrote about being invited to join Reedsy's panel of book reviewers (see Thing #5 I learned after writing 200 blogs). As one of their reviewers, I get an exclusive peek at … Continue reading Life Hack Book Review #2 – Which is better: Schooling, Homeschooling, or Unschooling?

ASD Book Review #5 – “A Tiny Space”

Back in July 2019, I posted my first book review that dealt with the subject of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). There, aside from reviewing an excellent book "A Regular Guy: Growing Up with Autism", I also created four categories that I felt ASD books could be classified into. The four categories I described in that … Continue reading ASD Book Review #5 – “A Tiny Space”

ASD Book Review #4 & Film Review — “The Reason I Jump” is the reason we all jump: to express ourselves

There he goes again. Jumping up and down in rapid succession, shaking his hands as he bounces in delight. C does that each time he gets excited. Like watching his favourite TV cartoon series Paw Patrol, especially when his favourite 'Paw Patroller" Rubble swings into action. It's like my son's senses are being dialled up … Continue reading ASD Book Review #4 & Film Review — “The Reason I Jump” is the reason we all jump: to express ourselves

Feel Good Book Review #1 – The world just can’t get enough of feel-good quotes

The other day my wife told me about a book someone mentioned to her. I was immediately attentive, since she rarely talks about books, a topic I'm always game for. She said that according to her friend, this book could be read by anyone of almost any age (meaning there were both pictures for toddlers … Continue reading Feel Good Book Review #1 – The world just can’t get enough of feel-good quotes

ASD Book Review #3: “Dad, is my ‘exile’ into the land of autism eternal?”

This is potentially the "mother" of all autism questions! And were you to ask me if there was another more frightening one for a parent, I honestly can't think of it right now. All I know is that this question never crossed my mind before. Not until I came across it recently in an account … Continue reading ASD Book Review #3: “Dad, is my ‘exile’ into the land of autism eternal?”

Life Hack Book Review #1 – On World Mental Health Day 2020

Today is World Mental Health Day and here's what I found out. According to WHO, one in four people in the world will at some point in their lives suffer from a mental or neurological disorder. Think about that for a sec. One. In. Four. So in places like the United Kingdom where gatherings involving … Continue reading Life Hack Book Review #1 – On World Mental Health Day 2020