Never has a quote been so relevant to EVERY book worm around the globe (and further!). SO many books, but so little time! The same can also be said for book bloggers. We read that many books so we can share them with our audience, but we find ourselves short of time to write all our thoughts down in a comprehensive review.
This brings us nicely to ‘Mini Review Monday’. A place where, to compliment our current content, we can share with you some of our initial thoughts on books we have been reading over the last week.
Follow Me (The Social Media Murders #1) – Angela Clarke
LIKE. SHARE. FOLLOW . . . DIE
The ‘Hashtag Murderer’ posts chilling cryptic clues online, pointing to their next target. Taunting the police. Enthralling the press. Capturing the public’s imagination.
But this is no virtual threat.
As the number of his followers rises, so does the body count.
Eight years ago two young girls did something unforgivable. Now ambitious police officer Nasreen and investigative journalist Freddie are thrown together again in a desperate struggle to catch this cunning, fame-crazed killer. But can they stay one step ahead of him? And can they escape their own past?
Time’s running out. Everyone is following the #Murderer. But what if he is following you?
ONLINE, NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM …
When I first picked up this book I wasn’t sure if I would like it. A murderer using social media? I found I could not put it down!
The Hashtag Murderer post clues to his next victim using Twitter. I loved both of the main characters, relating to their extremes of characters, Freddies recklessness and Nasreen’s need to do the right thing. Thrown together by recent events these two old friends need to work together to stop the Hashtag murderer before he claims his next victim #Murder
Is everything posted on social media true? if you saw these posts would you think they were a game?
I can’t wait to pick up book 2!
Fixing Dad by Jen Whitington
As seen on BBC2
Two sons helped reverse their father’s diabetes. This is their guide to how you can do it too. Fixing Dad is about an ordinary British family’s extraordinary battle with type 2 diabetes… and how their success now offers hope to millions.
Fixing Dad is about an ordinary British family’s extraordinary battle with type 2 diabetes…and how their success now offers hope to millions. Three years ago, Geoff Whitington was overweight, overworked and resigned to a premature death from a catalogue of health conditions. His two sons stepped in with a radical diet and fitness regime, based on the latest scientific research. In the next six months, Geoff lost 5 stone and reversed his diabetes. He went from being an obese, barely mobile night-time security guard to a fighting-fit endurance cyclist. Best of all, he got back his motivation and enjoyment of life. In this book, the Whitingdons show you how they did it…and share their simple diet and fitness plan to enable you to do it too.
This is the book that accompanies the programme that was on BBC2, but whilst I unfortunately have not seen the show I found the book very interesting.
The book followed Geoff from his diagnosis when he was obese and barely mobile with a sedentary job throughout his journey to his reversal of his diabetes illness and fighting fit endurance cyclist. This transformation didn’t happen overnight, but with encouragement from his sons and a radical scientifically backed diet Geoff managed to shed 5 stone and regained his enjoyment of life and motivation.
Whilst I do not have diabetes myself I found this to be a very inspirational story, with fitness and diet tips easy to follow.
Have you read any of the books above? Let us know your thoughts!