Read // 5

18.2.15

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600 Hours of Edward // Craig Lancaster
I work with autistic children, so a book where the main character has Asperger's and OCD was something I could really get on board with.  It was an easy read, if somewhat repetitive; this is the nature of Edward though, and I think the author did a really good job of portraying the typical need for routine that an autistic person likely has.  I'm not sure if this book would be up everybody's street, and it's definitely not a Must Read.  A nice book for when you want something light to read. though.
Rating: 3/5

The Rabbit Back Literature Society // Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen
A strange one.  I'm always drawn to books that have books as the subject, and with a blurb promising elements of magic and mystery, this seemed like a winner to me.  It translated well from Finnish, but was a little *too* out there for me at times.  It was a pleasant enough read, but focused too heavily on 'The Game' which was of very little interest, or point, to me.  I think people looking for a similar books to Neil Gaiman's (although perhaps less fantastical) will enjoy this.
Rating: 3/5

The Smart Girl's Guide to Getting What She Wants  // Mary Hartley
I like to think I'm beyond tantrums and am pretty capable of providing myself with what I want, but the idea of being a bit more assertive and confident within myself is definitely appealing.  I skimmed through a few sections of this, but still found it to be an interesting read with many tips and tricks I can apply to real life situations.  A good read for anybody who struggles with self-doubt at times.
Rating: 3/5

Get Your Sh!t Together // Ruth Field
Another book I got when I was on a self-help drive, I thought this would be the sort of thing to give me a kick up the bum and get my life in order.  It was a little too 'quick fix' for me and I lost my way with it.  I appreciated the frank way in which this was written, but Ruth Field has given herself the alter ego of Grit Doctor which actually grated on me a little and started to just annoy me rather than motivate.  I don't think this is a bad book, more that it just wasn't what I was looking for.  I need something to inspire me to make big changes in my life, whereas the parts of this that I read seemed more focused on rearranging the life I already have.  I don't think I'm explaining myself as well as I could with this one....let's just say it wasn't for me!
Rating: 2.5/5
 

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