Review: Mr Men & Little Miss for Grown Ups

So … I caved. I purchased the last two Mr Men and Little Miss for Grown Up books and you know what? I’m totally glad I did. They were a real hoot. The final two books are Little Miss Busy Surviving Motherhood and Mr Greedy Eats Clean to Get Lean. Here is what they are all about.

The Mr. Men have been tickling children for generations with their funny and charming antics. The Mr Men for Grown-Ups series now gives adults the chance to laugh along as the Mr Men and Little Miss try to cope with the very grown-up world around them. Featuring Roger Hargreaves classic artwork alongside hilariously funny new text.

MGMr Greedy Eats Clean to Get Lean

Mr Greedy loves to eat, but when everyone around him seems to be juicing and exercising, he decides it’s time to make some changes. Will Mr Greedy get lean with the help of his friends?

The perfect book for anyone who’s ever tried to kick start their life with a diet which promises a new improved you.

LMBLittle Miss Busy Surviving Motherhood

Little Miss Busy hadn’t always been so busy. She used to enjoy lazy weekends and leisurely lie-ins. But then she had kids. Now her life is a constant juggle of demands and pressure to be the perfect mum. How does Little Miss Busy do it?

The perfect book for anyone who has ever faced the trials and tribulations of the wonderful and exasperating world of parenthood.

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#Review: Zenka by Alison Brodie @alisonbrodie2

Happy publication day to Alison Brodie, whose very funny new novel, Zenka, is released today. I read Alison’s last book, Brake Failure and loved the humour threading throughout the book, so when offered the chance to read Zenka, I didn’t hesitate to say yes. Before we find out my thoughts on the book, let’s take a look at what it’s all about.

Zenka_Final_Amazon_1535x2500The Official Book Blurb

Devious, ruthless, and loyal.

Zenka is a capricious Hungarian with a dark past.

When cranky London mob boss, Jack Murray, saves her life she vows to become his guardian angel – whether he likes it or not. Happily, she now has easy access to pistols, knives and shotguns.

Jack discovers he has a son, Nicholas, a male nurse with a heart of gold. Problem is, Nicholas is a wimp.

Zenka takes charges. Using her feminine wiles and gangland contacts, she will make Nicholas into the sort of son any self-respecting crime boss would be proud of. And she succeeds!

Nicholas transforms from pussycat to mad dog, falls in love with Zenka, and finds out where the bodies are buried – because he buries them. He’s learning fast that sometimes you have to kill, or be killed.

As his life becomes more terrifying, questions have to be asked:

How do you tell a mob boss you don’t want to be his son?

And is Zenka really who she says she is?

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Review: Mr Men & Little Miss for Grown Ups

You have no idea how much I have been looking forward to getting my hands on these books. Okay, so right now I only have two of the four Mr Men for Grown Ups books, but having read them, I’ll be heading in for books three and four asap.

Mr Men & Little Miss!!! For adults!!! Such a part of my childhood but now they’ve gone adulting. Fabulous.

The Official Book Blurbs

The Mr. Men have been tickling children for generations with their funny and charming antics. The Mr Men for Grown-Ups series now gives adults the chance to laugh along as the Mr Men and Little Miss try to cope with the very grown-up world around them. Featuring Roger Hargreaves classic artwork alongside hilariously funny new text.

MHAOPMr Happy and the Office Party

Mr Happy is usually a very happy fellow. But the morning after the office party, he doesn’t feel so happy. In fact, he loses his smile. It couldn’t be that bad, could it?

The perfect book for anyone who has ever been to a work party and lived to tell the tale.

LMSGODLittle Miss Shy Goes Online Dating

Little Miss Shy likes being single and loves nothing more than staying in with a good book. But her mother feels quite differently and she reluctantly decides to give online dating a try. Will one of the Mr Men be her Mr Right?

The perfect book for anyone who has ever been part of the dating pool, reluctantly or not.

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Guest Review: Bored of the Rings by Rich Amooi @RichAmooi @mgriffiths163

Today I’m handing back over to Mandie who has a review of Bored of the Rings by Rich Amooi. Before we hear Mandie’s thoughts, here is what the book is about.

BOTRThe Official Book Blurb

Two-time divorcee Abby Maxwell needs another man in her life like she needs a third butt cheek. Her eccentric, free-spirited Aunt Greta wholeheartedly disagrees and dishes out unsolicited dating advice based on her five marriages. But when a jaw-dropping gorgeous architect waltzes into town to build a resort on Abby’s favorite hiking spot, she will do anything to stop him, including befriending him.

Though Abby and James are at odds property-wise, things spice up in this fast-paced romantic comedy over late night Scrabble games and hotter-than-hell Chinese food, leaving Abby to wonder if the property that really needs protecting is the one around her heart.

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#BlogTour Review & Give Away: The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen 83 1/4 Years Old @PenguinUKBooks

It is my absolute pleasure to be taking part in the blog tour for the wittily wonderful book, The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 Years Old. My thanks to Sam Deacon over at Penguin Books for inviting me to be a part of the tour and for introducing me to such a wonderful character in Hendrik. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the book in just a moment, but first of all, here is a taster of what the book is all about.

TSDThe Official Book Blurb

The hilarious international bestselling novel that has had pensioners ditching their sticks and zimmers to follow the age-defying, youth inducing antics inside The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 ¼ Years Old . . .

‘Terrific. This geriatric Adrian Mole made me laugh’ Woman and Home

‘Funny and touching’ BBC Radio 4

Meet Hendrik Groen. An octogenarian in a care home who has no intention of doing what he’s told, or dying quietly. To that end, he creates the Old-But-Not-Dead Club and with his fellow members sets about living his final years with careless abandon. Such anarchism infuriates the care home director but pleases Eefje, the woman who makes Hendrik’s frail heart palpitate. If it’s never too late to have fun, then can it ever be too late to meet the love of your life?

‘So much more than just a comedy’ John Boyne

‘A story with a great deal of heart’ Graeme Simsion, The Rosie Project

‘Amusing and wickedly accurate. A handbook of resistance for our time.’ Sunday Express

‘Very funny’ Jeremy Paxman Financial Times

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