Donna Brown

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Donna is a longtime book lover and sometime book reviewer and has devoured books from an early age. She writes short (or long) stories and poetry as and when inspiration hits. She was co-contributor to David Brown's books, Man vs Cat and The Bleaklisted Books. She is also the author of Losing Heart, Playing House and Double-take Tales ...more

A Week of Holiday Wellness: 6 Ways of Holiday Self-Care



It has been an exceptionally busy year and so I haven’t blogged very often but I was invited to post on Terri Giuliano Long’s blog as part of her ‘Week of Holiday Wellness’ so I’m over there today sharing my thoughts on self-care.


There is lots about Christmas that is magical and beautiful. Unfortunately, it’s also the time of year when some of the things that can quickly worsen anxiety seem to com

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Published on December 13, 2017 04:45
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Losing Heart

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Double-take Tales

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Playing House

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Tuning In

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Joe's Homecoming (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: "Joe arrived home last night after twelve years away. The family were gathered here together to mark his return..."
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The Worrier's Guide to Life by Gemma Correll
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Okay, first let me say: THIS BOOK SCARES ME! I started off thinking it was pretty amusing but then I hit page 10 and began to get seriously freaked. This was like an illustrated autobiography. I can only conclude that little people have found their w ...more
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The Photographed Cat by Arnold Arluke
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As an avid cat lover (I have six), I thought this would be a very interesting book on multiple levels but ultimately I just found it too dry. I completely get the need to provide background to the book and the research that was undertaken but I felt ...more
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Hidden by Catherine McKenzie
Hidden
by Catherine McKenzie (Goodreads Author)
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Hidden centres around three people - or rather one man whose world centres around two different women - and how their lives intertwine. It's Jeff's tragic and untimely demise that triggers this intertwinement and as the story develops it's clear ther ...more
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I Think You'll Find it's a Bit More Complicated Than That by Ben Goldacre
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Not quite as compelling as Bad Pharma and Bad Science but still hammers important messages home about bad science, irresponsible reporting and the importance of fact-checking.
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Twisted by Andrew E. Kaufman
Twisted
by Andrew E. Kaufman (Goodreads Author)
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One of the problems with reviewing novels with twists is that those twists can really make or break a story but it’s very very difficult to talk about them without dropping spoilers. That’s a tough one and a problem that’s really stymied me here, hen ...more
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Poems about Cats by Yasmine Surovec
Poems about Cats
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I like cats (no surprise there) and I like poetry, so it wasn't a huge gamble to take a chance on Poems About Cats, a Cat vs Human book from Yasmine Surovec.

This is a great volume with a range of well chosen verses accompanied by lovely illustration
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Post-TV by Michael Strangelove
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We're a few steps away from the cord-cutting stage here in the Brown house, though we've almost tried it a time or two. I lived without live TV for a while a few years ago, only having a TV in the household to watch DVDs. I'm not sure I missed it, th ...more
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Fangless by Elias Zapple
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Great story with really fun characters enhanced by brilliant narration (audiobook narrated by Gabrielle Baker). Made me smile throughout.
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A Better World by Marcus Sakey
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To say I'm not normally a fan of series, I'm really getting into this one! Great read, very fast paced but also encourages a lot of 'what if' thinking.
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One of Your Own by Carol Ann Lee
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A very difficult read but well researched and presented.
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George Burns
“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”
George Burns

Walt Whitman
“What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the print I have read in my life.”
Walt Whitman

“Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away.”
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Friedrich Nietzsche
“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”
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Jerome K. Jerome
“I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.”
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Avry15 Hi.. thanks for the ad.>:)


Carole Gill My pleasure, Donna. Thank you!


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Donna Brown Bridget wrote: "Thanks for the friend request, Donna."

You're welcome Bridget - I'm surprised I hadn't sent it sooner lol


Bridget Bowers Thanks for the friend request, Donna.


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Donna Brown Stacy wrote: "Donna thank you so much for taking the time to read and review Blue Blood for Life! Blue Blood for Life (My Blood Runs Blue, book 2) by Stacy Eaton"

You're very welcome! It's was a great read :)


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Stacy Eaton Donna thank you so much for taking the time to read and review Blue Blood for Life! Blue Blood for Life (My Blood Runs Blue, book 2) by Stacy Eaton


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