Happy Friday everyone, hope you’ve had a productive reading week. Here’s my Five Things Friday book list to tempt you with something bookish for the weekend.
New on my TBR List
This is a book Dave is currently reading and sounds quite intriguing. So I’m adding it to my list this week. Dave has kindly agreed to provide a book review once he’s finished, so look out for that here soon.
Book Cover Notes
This practical and inspirational guide to healing from the bestselling author of The Choice shows us how to release your self-limiting beliefs and embrace your potential.
The prison is in your mind. The key is in your pocket.
In the end, it’s not what happens to us that matters most – it’s what we choose to do with it. We all face suffering – sadness, loss, despair, fear, anxiety, failure. But we also have a choice; to give in and give up in the face of trauma or difficulties, or to live every moment as a gift.
Celebrated therapist and Holocaust survivor, Dr Edith Eger, provides a hands-on guide that gently encourages us to change the imprisoning thoughts and destructive behaviours that may be holding us back. Accompanied by stories from Eger’s own life and the lives of her patients her empowering lessons help you to see your darkest moments as your greatest teachers and find freedom through the strength that lies within.
What I’ve been reading
My next Book Blog Tour is for the Book launch of Dog Days by Ericka Waller. So I’m just finishing off reading this one so that I can share my book review on this on the 12th March.
Book Cover Notes
George is very angry. His wife has upped and died on him, and all he wants to do is sit in his underpants and shout at the cricket. The last thing he needs is his cake-baking neighbour Betty trying to rescue him. And then there’s the dog, a dachshund puppy called Poppy. George doesn’t want a dog – he wants a fight.
Dan is a counsellor with OCD who is great at helping other people – if only he were better at helping himself. His most meaningful relationship so far is with his labrador Fitz. But then comes a therapy session that will change his life.
Lizzie is living in a women’s refuge with her son Lenny. Her body is covered in scars and she has shut herself off from everyone around her. But when she is forced to walk the refuge’s fat terrier, Maud, a new life beckons – if she can keep her secret just a while longer…
Dog Days is a novel about those small but life-changing moments that only come when we pause to let the light in. It is about three people learning to make connections and find joy in living life off the leash.
What I’ve been Watching
We recently watched The Dig a film starring Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Lily James, Johnny Flynn, Ben Chaplin, and Ken Scott. Adapted from the book of the same name. Currently available to watch on Netflix
The Dig (book) by John Preston
In the long hot summer of 1939 Britain is preparing for war. But on a riverside farm in Suffolk there is excitement of another kind: Mrs Pretty, the widowed farmer, has had her hunch proved correct that the strange mounds on her land hold buried treasure. As the dig proceeds against a background of mounting national anxiety, it becomes clear that this is no ordinary find…
John Preston’s recreation of the Sutton Hoo dig – the greatest Anglo-Saxon discovery ever in Britain – brilliantly and comically dramatizes three months of intense activity when locals fought outsiders, professionals thwarted amateurs, and love and rivalry flourished in equal measure.
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Photo Of The Week
Whenever it’s reading time, it’s ALWAYS time for a brew. What do you like to drink whilst snuggled up with a good book?
I absolutely LOVE my personalised mug from Emma Bridgewater. This is the 1/2 pint size (there’s also a smaller version available). There are lots of designs to choose from as well as personalising options. Thanks Dave for treating me to this gorgeous mug. Can we collect more please 🙂
Go on treat yourself. Emma Bridgewater Personalised Mug Range
What’s been happening at Touring Tales
Finally this week it has felt like we’re waking up following winter hibernation (and lockdown). Spring has definitely arrived in Wiltshire (UK), we’ve seen lots of Snowdrops, Daffodils and Crocus’s on our dog walks.
We’re also starting to thinking about 2021 Motorhome Trips out now that the UK Government has shared it’s slow release roadmap. Fingers crossed we’ll soon be on the road again in our van with the dogs and reading and writing on the move yay! We can’t wait to get back and be TOURINGTales again.
Weekly round-up: Here are the Touring Tales book blog posts published this week just incase you missed them:
- The Dog Share – Fiona Gibson (Book Review)
- What Doesn’t Kill Us – Scott Carney (Book Review)
- Jane Austen’s Best Friend – We had a Guest Post this week, find out about author Zoe Wheddon and her new book
What’s coming up: I’ve added more exciting book reviews, book launches and author interviews to my Book Blog Schedule. Have a look at my book reading schedule, why not follow a link and treat yourself to a new book this month. Read along with me and join in the discussion.
Twitter: Have you found me on Twitter yet? I’d love you to Follow me on Twitter so that we can ‘Get Social’ and ‘Get chatting’ about all things books. Come and say hi and tell me what you’re reading.
Now over to you
Q: What are you reading this weekend? Share in the comments below one or more of your own Five Things Friday. I’d love to hear them.
Have a fabulous weekend. Happy reading.
PS: If you’re new to Touring Tales then welcome. You can read more on my About Page. My book blog was launched in October 2020. I have lots planned for Touring Tales Books for 2021, so I hope you’ll follow along and say hi in the comments below.