Spotlight on QBD is back for 2016!
Today we shine a light on our Online team & what they have been reading.
The Secrets of Midwives by Sally Hepworth:
This book was so easy and lovely to read. A story of 3 generations of midwives with secrets of their own which after being revealed could break their relationships or make them stronger. ‘Secrets of Midwives‘ was addictive as I read it in one day! I am now reading her new book ‘The Things We Keep’ which I’m just as obsessed with. If you have a spare couple of hours, pick it up, you won’t be disappointed. – Haylee, Store Manager
Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines:
This book was a sad yet beautiful story of love, loss and friendship. The main characters, West and Maggie’s, connection was instant and unconventional. West was a playboy high school football player that hid his pain from everyone at school until he found the one person he was able to be himself around. Maggie is quiet wallflower that attempts to go unnoticed so that she doesn’t have to reveal her past to anyone, In this story, West and Maggie come together and form an unbreakable bond they discover together.
In addition to West and Maggie, Until Friday Night has a charming cast of characters. This extends from West’s group of friends, to his parents, to the mean girl at school- all uniquely entertaining. Both characters and the story line make this book very interesting and hard to put down. Overall, this was a great young adult story and I am excited for this series to continue. – Brianna
Going Paleo by Pete Evans:
A great guide for making a healthy changes to your everyday life. Full of ideas for every mealtime, it will make you look at veggies in a whole new light not just as a side dish but bringing them up to the spotlight at dinner. The scientific theory at the beginning of the book explains how and why it is a good idea to cut some food groups from the diet as they can cause all sorts of issues once you consume them. Overall, it is a bit tricky to stick to, but once you are set up and with a bit of motivation you end up eating insanely tasty meals everyday that end up being great for your health. – Lewis
Grandpa’s Great Escape by David Walliams:
Reminiscent of the classics brought to us by Roald Dahl, David Walliams (comedian turned number 1 best selling children’s author) brings us Grandpa’s Great Escape. The tale follows Jack, a naturally shy and reclusive 12 year old boy and his declining yet, somewhat held-together grandfather. Set in 1983, long after World War II has ended, Grandpa now finds himself in an old folks home, nostalgic of his days in the Royal Australian Air Force, memories that he shares with his grandson Jack. Together, David Walliams takes us on the journey that is Grandpa’s Great Escape from the old folks home, but as you can imagine not everything goes to plan… – Cara
Grumpy Cat No-It-All:
“I, Jennifer, do solemly swear to say NO and nothing but NO to everything I see, so help me grumpy cat.”
This latest masterpiece from Grumpy Cat will help you to see things with an entire grumpy outlook on life, and suddenly you’ll find yourself saying “No” to the world. This is a guide to Grumpy Cat’s least favourite things, and a guide to everything you need to learn to say no to. A great little humour book, and a perfect gift for anyone who loves a great laugh, or maybe it’s time to cheer up that grumpy old relative of yours with a bit of cat magic. – Jennifer