• INSM Book Reviews

    The Nowhere Child, Christian White : Book Review

    It's no secret I will read almost anything in the crime/suspense/thriller/mystery genre 😛 For me, these books can generally be divided into 2 categories - predictable & omg I hope my kids sleep in cos I'm still reading at 3am 😛 The Nowhere Child by Christian White is DEFINITELY in the latter category! From the beginning of the book, you're drawn in, reading word after word faster & faster. Now, some bits are kinda predictable, however, having finished the book I'm assuming the author may have used this more of a ploy to catch you unaware - you think you know what's going to happen, but BAM! he hits you…

  • INSM Book Reviews

    The Stakes, Ben Sanders : Book Review

    Whilst Ben Sanders has written 4 books previous to this, this is the first book from this author that I have read.  Whilst I generally prefer books that aren't so action focussed, I do sometimes enjoy the more Lee Child or Harlan Coben action infused crime novels, and I will readily agree that this book kept me entertained from the get go.   The Stakes is a fast paced, suspenseful novel that keeps you reading from page 1.  I felt some of the twists were predictable, however, this did not stop me reading as fast as I could, and I'm happy to recommend this book to anyone who loves a…

  • Adventures with Daddy

    Adventures with Daddy – Book Review

    ​Adventures with Daddy is a cute book about a young boy and the adventures he goes on with daddy. The book is told from the point of view of the child, which makes for quite funny reading for both kids and parents 🙂 It’s a good book to discuss with the kids what’s going on, as the illustrations were easy for them to understand. Adventures with Daddy is an easy read for both my toddler and preschooler, and is just the right length to hold the toddlers attention 🙂  Both DH and I love the end of the book, and it rightly depicts what happens in our household after a…

  • We're Going on a Bear Hunt

    We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – Book Review

    ​Books have always been a big part of my kids lives, starting from a very young age. We’re going on a bear hunt was the first bedtime book ever bought for Master A.  Well actually it was bought by myself for DH as his first Father’s Day present, as he remembered reading it as an older kid.  From about 3 months old, it was the only bedtime book that Master A had.  As he grew older and could say more words, he would join in with daddy to make the various sounds in the book (talk about heart melting cuteness 😍). The book starts with a family going on a…

  • Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site

    Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site Book Review

    ​Like alot of little boys, Master A LOVED anything to do with construction and construction machinery. It didn’t help that when he was 3 months old we moved into a new place opposite a construction site. With the big dump trucks and huge trucks with diggers on board, Master A was entertained daily, when he was 2, just by sitting at our big front window watching the trucks etc go by.  On any drive we took he was quick to point out any diggers on the roadside, making sure mum knew the difference between an excavator and a bulldozer (I’ve heard the phrase “it’s not a digger mum” ALOT! lol).…