Keto Slow Cooker & One-Pot Meals [review]

Keto Slow Cooker

Title: Keto Slow Cooker & One-Pot Meals
Author: Martina Šlajerová
Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group

[Synopsis]

Slow cooker and one pot meals are the ultimate convenience food. Just fix it and forget it and then enjoy a nourishing meal when everyone gets home. Unfortunately, most slow cooker and one-pot recipes depend on processed, high-carbohydrate ingredients like noodles, potatoes, and other high-glycemic ingredients which aren’t allowed on the ketogenic diet.

Keto Slow Cooker & One-Pot Meals lets you enjoy your slow cooker while maintaining your ketogenic diet, too! Filled with 100 keto recipes for everything from satisfying soups to quick skillet meals and savory stews, you’ll always be able to get a healthy ketogenic meal on the table with no fuss!

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[My Review]

I’m always interested in low carb, higher fat meals, even though I’m not properly following the Keto diet myself. I also really like using a slow cooker (when I’m organised enough, that is) or, even better, one pot to do everything. Less washing up, less fuss! So this book hugely appealed to me, ticking three big boxes (slow cooker, one pot, low carb).

This book is great because it largely sticks with whole foods instead of lots of processed sauces and other ingredients, which also really appeals to me. The dishes are easy enough to follow, with clear photos and without crazily expensive, rare ingredients that you sometimes see in cookbooks trying to impress. These recipes are largely wholesome and nutritious and feel attainable.

The book includes a handy list of low-carb vegetables which I found so useful, and lots of lovely curry paste/ sauce recipes too! There are also great recipes for seasonings and roasting whole vegetables in the slow cooker too, plus some incredibly handy conversions for things like common allergens and sugar to sweetener so you know what you can substitute with what. There’s also a recipe for sauerkraut, which I’ve always fancied making, AND recipes for making your own coconut milk (if you can be arsed to) as well as loads of other handy recipes too.

This book, basically, inspired me in many ways to make more use of the slow cooking setting on my instant pot, instead of just using it to pressure cook or to cook rice. Though there are lots of meat-based recipes (the ‘fish ball tagine’, ‘turkey meatballs’, ‘morrocan lamb stew’ and ‘chicken tikka masala’ looked great), there are also lots of lovely vegetarian options too, like ‘eggplant (aubergine to us brits) parmesan’, and ‘broccoli & mushroom alfredo casserole’. As my partner is pescetarian, I mostly cook vegetarian or pescetarian  recipes for both of us, but would definitely try some of the meat recipes for when I’m just cooking for myself. There are also some very tasty dessert recipes too!

All in all, this is a well-rounded Keto slow cooker/ one pot cookbook with recipes that feel attainable and are easy enough to follow. Highly recommended for anyone on a keto diet wanting to make more of their slow cooker, or just fancy keeping washing up to a minimum, or those who fancy a lower-cab diet too (within reason).

Thanks to Quarto Publishing Group – Fair Winds Press for providing a copy of this novel on which I chose to write an honest and unbiased review.

Keto Slow Cooker & One-Pot Meals is out in the UK on 1 December!


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WWW Wednesday [29 November 2017]

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Sam at Taking On a World of Words.

Visit her blog to take a look, and get involved too if you can, even if you don’t have a blog yourself – as she says, you can leave your answers in the post comments. I’d love to see your answers too!

The three W’s are:

    1. What have you finished reading?
    2. What are you currently reading?
    3. What will you read next?

It’s been a GREAT reading week for me as I did a fair bit of travelling so I had time to get through lots of books! Unfortunately I had one DNF, but then a fab cookbook to bump up the numbers (though I don’t include cookbooks in my all-important Goodreads challenge)!

I’m almost caught up with the Netgalley requests vs. publication dates – I’m usually really far behind when I’m reading and reviewing but I’m onto the end of November/ Dec books now, FINALLY!


What have you finished reading? 

 

The Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook Barbara Schieving [my review here]
The Wrong Child – Barry Gornell [review to follow]
Shadow Man –  Margaret Kirk [review to follow]
Why Mummy Drinks  – Gill Sims [audiobook – review to follow]
The House at the Edge of the Night – Catherine Banner [this was a DNF for me – I just couldn’t get into it unfortunately!]

What are you currently reading? 

Two books with ‘secret’ in the title this week!

Can You Keep a Secret? – Karen Perry
Every Secret Thing – Emma Cole [audiobook]

 

What will you read next?

 

Probably White Bodies – Jane Robins. SO excited to finally start this!

Also really looking forward to The Scent of Rain by Anne Montgomery which I might get around to reading this week too –  this sounds so interesting!


What have you been reading recently? Any exciting books ryou’re looking forward to reading next?

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The Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook [review]

The Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook - Barbara Schieving

Title: The Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook
Author: Barbara Schieving
Publisher: Harvard Common Press

[Synopsis]

Ten years ago time-pressed home cooks with day jobs used a slow cooker to get dinner started in the morning and have it waiting for them at the end of the day. Many still do, but there is a new option–more like an old option undergoing a stunning revival–on the scene. Pressure cookers cook so fast that they make it possible to start a dinner at the end of the work day and have it on the table in fifteen or twenty minutes flat.

New electric pressure cookers, whether the widely touted Instant Pot or the popular models from Presto, T-fal, Black + Decker, and other makers, are driving this revival: they are easy, safe, and packed with features mom or grandma’s old stovetop model did not have.

The world’s leading blogger on pressure cooking, Barbara Schieving (of the blog Pressure Cooking Today), offers up more than 200 recipes, 150 of which are suppertime main courses, that are big on flavor, easy to make, family-friendly, and tested to perfection.

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[My Review]

I have sang my praise of my Instant Pot (pressure cooker) many times, but I do sometimes lack inspiration for recipes for the pot (and in general, to be honest). I’m all for trawling the internet for recipes, and there are of course some FANTASTIC recipes out there, but finding a great collection of pressure cooker recipes all together is great news. Enter: The Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook.

Now, I am trying to eat mostly vegetarian due to my boyfriend being veggie (though he eats fish now and then), but I don’t mind meaty recipes once in a while. This recipe book does seem to have mostly meat recipes, but they look great (that Braised Paprika Chicken is calling out to me for a day when I’m cooking just for myself)  and there are some brilliant-looking desserts (the Key Lime Pie and Vanilla Lover’s Cheesecake look amazing, and I’ve tried the peanut butter cup cheesecake already and it. was. heaven!). Plus I’ve no doubt many of the recipes can be adapted to be meat-free with vegetables or quorn; you’ll just have to guess at the cooking time which is the only issue. I am intending to make the Linguine and Clam sauce soon for a dinner party, for an easy but impressive pasta-based meal!

This book is a great introduction to the world of pressure cooking, with a good mix of difficulties in terms of recipes. There are plenty of lovely photos to accompany the recipes and clear instructions which appealed to me – nothing worse than a recipe getting reaaaal confusing halfway through. There are also handy tips for a lot of recipes. Just beware that many of these recipes give quantities in ounces, cups etc, whereas us Brits generally prefer grams – shouldn’t be too hard to convert cups to grams though!

So, if you’re looking for lots of great recipes, perhaps mainly catering for carnivores but still sounding delicious, look no further!


Thanks to Harvard Common Press for providing a copy of this novel on which I chose to write an honest and unbiased review.

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Goodreads Monday [Cloud Atlas]

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners . To take part, you simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to check out her blog and link back to Lauren’s Page Turners, and add your own links!

This is a book I’ve wanted to read for ages, but don’t know when/if I’ll get around to it with so many review copies to get through…

Title: Cloud Atlas
Author: David Mitchell
Publish date: March 2004

Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell

[Synopsis]

The narrators hear their echoes in history and change their destinies in ways great and small, in a study of humanity’s dangerous will to power. A reluctant voyager crosses the Pacific in 1850. A disinherited composer gatecrashes in between-wars Belgium. A vanity publisher flees gangland creditors. Others are a journalist in Governor Reagan’s California, and genetically-modified dinery server on death-row. Finally, a young Pacific Islander witnesses the nightfall of science and civilization. 

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Seven Days Of Us [review]

Seven Days of Us

Title: Seven Days Of Us
Author: Francesca Hornak
Publisher: Piatkus

[Synopsis]

A warm, wry, sharply observed debut novel about what happens when a family is forced to spend a week together in quarantine over the holidays…

It’s Christmas, and for the first time in years the entire Birch family will be under one roof. Even Emma and Andrew’s elder daughter—who is usually off saving the world—will be joining them at Weyfield Hall, their aging country estate. But Olivia, a doctor, is only coming home because she has to. Having just returned from treating an epidemic abroad, she’s been told she must stay in quarantine for a week…and so too should her family.

For the next seven days, the Birches are locked down, cut off from the rest of humanity—and even decent Wi-Fi—and forced into each other’s orbits. Younger, unabashedly frivolous daughter Phoebe is fixated on her upcoming wedding, while Olivia deals with the culture shock of being immersed in first-world problems.

As Andrew sequesters himself in his study writing scathing restaurant reviews and remembering his glory days as a war correspondent, Emma hides a secret that will turn the whole family upside down.

In close proximity, not much can stay hidden for long, and as revelations and long-held tensions come to light, nothing is more shocking than the unexpected guest who’s about to arrive…

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[My Review]

Seven Days of Us is a novel with many emotions – there’s humour, sadness, anger and stress, all rolled up (along with Christmassy feelings and interesting characters) into a well-written, warm novel!

I’m not sure exactly how to ‘categorize’ this novel – though it revolves around a family going into quarantine over Christmas because their eldest daughter has been treating victims of a contagious disease, called Haag, in Africa, it’s not all about this. It’s more about the family’s relationships and interactions as they’re forced to spend more time together than they usually do, and some of their secrets which come to the surface. The story, though there’s plenty of drama included, doesn’t feel overly dramatic and really manages to avoid being too cheesy, despite the family pulling together sometimes and experiencing emotional upheaval at other times.

The story focuses in on each family member at different times – mother Emma, father Andrew, daughters Olivia and Phoebe, plus Phoebe’s fiance George… and some other additions, which I won’t say much about so as not to ruin the story. I love stories which focus in on different narratives or people, and find it adds so much to the plot when you learn how each person is feeling, instead of seeing it all through one person’s eyes.

Seven Days of Us touches upon so many different themes, but never feels rushed, and somehow manages to be exactly the right levels of light-hearted fun and seriousness! It’s also a thought-provoking read and its characters  – some lovely, some annoying, all refreshingly dysfunctional in their own way – really drew me in so that I didn’t want to stop reading! Highly recommended.

[Rating: 4.5/5]

Many thanks to Piatkus for providing a copy of this novel on which I chose to write an honest and unbiased review.

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The Spark Girl [review]

The Spark Girl - Fiona Ford

Title: The Spark Girl
Author: Fiona Ford
Publisher: Orion

[Synopsis]

Spring 1940. Kitty Williams has suffered more than her fair share of tragedy but rather than wallowing, she’s more determined than ever to do her part in the battle against Hitler. Stepping up her own war effort, Kitty leaves her home town of Coventry and joins the Auxiliary Territorial Service (Women’s Army – ATS) where she finds new friends in Di, Peggy and Mary but also new obstacles to overcome in both her professional and personal lives.

Packed full of wartime adventure, romance, heartbreak and friendship, The Spark Girls is a gripping and poignant saga perfect for fans of Ellie Dean, Daisy Styles and Maggie Ford.

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[My Review]

The Spark Girl is a sweet, entertaining story set during a time period I find really interesting – World War 2. I like that this novel centers around women doing their bit for the war effort, and not just in jobs that might be deemed for ‘female’ jobs – in The Spark Girl, Kitty and her new friends have joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS). As the women’s branch of the army, played a hugely important part in the war effort and I enjoyed reading about the ATS, which I don’t know a huge amount about, so it’s great to learn more!

The story itself is a mix of adventure and camaraderie along with relationships and new friendships. This, I think, is what makes it such a comforting read – it’s not all about survival, though that of course makes up a large amount due to the WW2-era setting, but also touches on bravery in other ways – standing up to people, or befriending those who need help. I could guess what was coming at some points, but it didn’t detract from story which flowed well.

The main characters are likable and, although many have their own faults or annoying character traits (Mary is a key example of this), and some of the other girls seem to lack a real (pardon the pun) spark, they pull together and work hard. You really see some characters develop throughout the novel. Other characters, of course, are very much not likable, and not intended to be, acting as an unlikely source of evil; they may not be the common enemy of the Germans but instead homegrown horribleness, which is perhaps more treacherous really. I found this a different and fresh twist.

Conclusion: an entertaining, easy to read story set in wartime Britain!

Thanks to Fiona Ford for providing a copy of this novel on which I chose to write an honest and unbiased review.

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WWW Wednesday [22 November 2017]

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Sam at Taking On a World of Words.

Visit her blog to take a look, and get involved too if you can, even if you don’t have a blog yourself – as she says, you can leave your answers in the post comments. I’d love to see your answers too!

The three W’s are:

    1. What have you finished reading?
    2. What are you currently reading?
    3. What will you read next?

What have you finished reading? 

Seven Days of Us – Francesca Hornak [my review here]
The Spark Girl Fiona Ford [review to follow]
The Perfect Victim – Corrie Jackson [review to follow]

What are you currently reading? 

Why Mummy Drinks  – Gill Sims [audiobook]
The House at the Edge of the Night – Catherine Banner

What will you read next?


Probably either:
The Wrong Child – Barry Gornell
or
Shadow Man –  Margaret Kirk


What have you been reading recently? Any exciting books ryou’re looking forward to reading next?

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Before This Is Over [review]

Before This Is Over

Title: Before This Is Over
Author: Amanda Hickie
Publisher: Headline

[Synopsis]

Meet Hannah Halloran. Wife of Sean, mother of teenage Zac and little Oscar. Their comfortable home is in a suburb of a city unaffected by the deadly flu that’s killed thousands. But Hannah is tense. She’s worried about Zac’s vulnerability miles away at a crowded summer camp. She’s uneasy about Oscar’s boisterous play with the children at his school. Is physical contact wise when an epidemic is coming closer? Hannah fears that their safe little world is about to be blown apart. And she’s right. It’s time to get Zac home – if they can…

As the virus traps Hannah and her family in their neighbourhood and then within their own home, supplies of food, water and electricity dwindle. The battery life on their mobile phones fades, cutting them off from critical news bulletins. Sean’s confidence that the government will keep everyone safe is misplaced. Every day, Hannah has choices to make that will decide whether they live or die. Choices with devastating consequences. Just how far will she go to protect those she loves?

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[My Review]

I knew Before This Is Over would be an interesting read due to its subject matter – post-apocalyptic stories, especially where something like a virus or pandemic spreads (because I can more easily imagine that happening than other situations), tend to really pull me in – and this one was no exception. What a brilliant novel!

Firstly, the characters are fantastic. Parents Hannah and Sean are both flawed in their own ways; they don’t get it right every time and especially Hannah admits that she aims to be selfish as necessary to protect her own family – whatever it takes, even if it’s at the detriment of others. Of course, it isn’t always as easy as that when faced with real people, and I loved that the characters were convincing and not too ‘perfect’. They felt realistic and convincing and I hugely enjoyed reading about them all and the relationships between them: Hannah and Sean, kids Zac and Oscar, and other people too…

This book really made me think about what I’d do in this situation which I think is always the mark of a good book. I could put myself in Hannah’s situation, and the novel drills into the family’s relationships with each other.

The thing that’s so scary about this is that the start feels so normal. I can imagine there being some sort of virus spreading, and the niggling worry that it might reach your own country…then your own city or town… The fact that the book is also mostly set within the family’s house adds a real sense of claustrophobia, very similar (or so I imagine) as they themselves feel. However, there’s still an element of humour in there as Hannah and Sean try to do the best they can – it’s not a negative story. This set the novel apart from other books with a similar storyline – it wasn’t necessarily about anyone fighting off other people with the virus, or trying to solve/ cure/ discover more about it. It’s about an ordinary family coping in their own way, and the small but important measures they take to try and survive.

Overall, this drew me in completely and I raced through it, savouring every detail about the family’s (and indeed the country’s) life as they dealt with the ever spreading pandemic. Powerful, interesting and a little different – definitely recommended.

[Rating: 5/5]

Many thanks to Headline for providing a copy of this novel on which I chose to write an honest and unbiased review.

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Goodreads Monday [Everything I Know About Love]

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners . To take part, you simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to check out her blog and link back to Lauren’s Page Turners, and add your own links!

This is a book I’m excited to read this having read the synopsis – I instantly wanted to read it!

Title:  Everything I Know About Love
Author: Dolly Alderton
Publish date: 1 February 2018

Everything I know about love

[Synopsis]

A spot-on, wildly funny and sometimes heart-breaking book about growing up, growing older and navigating all kinds of love along the way

When it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming a grown up, journalist and former Sunday Times dating columnist Dolly Alderton has seen and tried it all. In her memoir, she vividly recounts falling in love, wrestling with self-sabotage, finding a job, throwing a socially disastrous Rod-Stewart themed house party, getting drunk, getting dumped, realising that Ivan from the corner shop is the only man you’ve ever been able to rely on, and finding that that your mates are always there at the end of every messy night out. It’s a book about bad dates, good friends and – above all else – about recognising that you and you alone are enough.

Glittering, with wit and insight, heart and humour, Dolly Alderton’s powerful début weaves together personal stories, satirical observations, a series of lists, recipes, and other vignettes that will strike a chord of recognition with women of every age – while making you laugh until you fall over. Everything I know About Love is about the struggles of early adulthood in all its grubby, hopeful uncertainty.

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Friday Finds [17 November]

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your ‘To Be Read’ (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

It is hosted by Miz B over at A Daily Rhythm.

My finds:


Maria in the Moon - Louise Beech

Maria in the Moon – Louise Beech (Amazon)

[Synopsis]

Long ago my beloved Nanny Eve chose my name. Then one day she stopped calling me it. I try now to remember why, but I just can’t.’

Thirty-one-year-old Catherine Hope has a great memory. But she can’t remember everything. She can’t remember her ninth year. She can’t remember when her insomnia started. And she can’t remember why everyone stopped calling her Catherine-Maria. With a promiscuous past, and licking her wounds after a painful breakup, Catherine wonders why she resists anything approaching real love. But when she loses her home to the deluge of 2007 and volunteers at Flood Crisis, a devastating memory emerges … and changes everything. Dark, poignant and deeply moving, Maria in the Moon is an examination of the nature of memory and truth, and the defences we build to protect ourselves, when we can no longer hide…

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Dawn Girl - Leslie Wolfe

Dawn Girl – Leslie Wolfe (Amazon)

[Synopsis]

Her blue eyes wide open, glossed over. A few specks of sand clung to her long, dark lashes. Her beautiful face, immobile, covered in sparkling flecks of sand. Her lips slightly parted as if to let a last breath escape.

Who is the beautiful girl found at dawn, on a deserted stretch of white sand beach? What is her secret?

FBI Special Agent Tess Winnett searches for answers relentlessly. With each step, each new finding, she uncovers unsettling facts leading to a single possible conclusion: Dawn Girl is not the only victim. Her killer has killed before.

Hiding a terrible secret of her own, Special Agent Tess Winnett faces her inmost fears, in a heart-stopping race to catch a killer who’s getting ready to end yet another life. Will she find the killer in time? Will she be able to stop him? At what cost?

The rules of the game have changed.
So has the textbook definition of a serial killer.

Special Agent Tess Winnett is the bold, direct, and short-fused heroine of Dawn Girl. Putting her life on the line, she doesn’t pull any punches, searching only for the truth, and for the man who takes lives on her watch. Intelligent, resourceful, and uncompromising, Tess will take readers on a memorable, white-knuckled journey in this suspenseful, gripping serial killer thriller.

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Malevolent - Jana DeleonMalevolent – Jana Deleon (Amazon)

[Synopsis]

Everyone wondered about Shaye Archer’s past. Including Shaye.

Shaye Archer’s life effectively began the night police found her in an alley, beaten and abused and with no memory of the previous fifteen years, not even her name. Nine years later, she’s a licensed private investigator, with a single goal—to get answers for her clients when there aren’t supposed to be any.

And maybe someday, answers for herself.

Emma Frederick thought her nightmare was over when she killed her abusive husband, but someone is stalking her and tormenting her with mementos from her past. With no evidence to support her claims, the police dismiss her claims as post-traumatic stress, but Shaye is convinced that someone is deliberately terrorizing Emma…playing a cat and mouse game with only one goal in mind.

To kill Emma.

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The Minimalist Kitchen - Melissa ColemanThe Minimalist Kitchen: 100 Wholesome Recipes, Essential Tools, and Efficient Techniques – Melissa Coleman (Netgalley)

[Synopsis]

The practical art of making more with less–in the kitchen!

Melissa Coleman, the creator of the popular design and lifestyle blog The Faux Martha, shares her refreshingly simple approach to cooking that delivers beautiful and satisfying meals using familiar ingredients and minimal kitchen tools. The Minimalist Kitchen includes 100 wholesome recipes that use Melissa’s efficient cooking techniques, and the results are anything but ordinary. You’ll find Biscuits with Bourbon-Blueberry Quick Jam, Pesto Garden Pasta with an easy homemade pesto, Humble Chuck Roast that’s simple to prepare and so versatile, Roasted Autumn Sweet Potato Salad, Stovetop Mac and Cheese, and Two-Bowl Carrot Cupcakes. While The Minimalist Kitchen helps tackle one of the home’s biggest problem areas—the kitchen—this book goes beyond the basics of clearing out and cleaning up, it also gives readers practical tips to maintain this simplified way of life. Melissa shows you how to shop, stock your pantry, meal plan without losing your mind, and most importantly, that delicious food doesn’t take tons of ingredients or gadgets to prepare. This streamlined way of cooking is a breath of fresh air in modern lives where clutter and distraction can so easily take over.

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Gone Viking – Helen Russell (Netgalley)Gone Viking - Helen Russell

[Synopsis]

Frazzled mum Alice Ray likes to think she’s on top everything – she has FOUR bags-for-life in the boot of her car for heaven’s sake. But after spectacularly embarrassing herself at work, she finally gives in to her sister’s pleas to take a much needed break.

But this is not the luxury spa holiday Alice hoped for – instead, she finds herself in Denmark, in the middle of nowhere, on a ‘How to be a Viking’ getaway.

Can the two sisters finally learn to get along or will learning to embrace their inner warrior just make them better at fighting?

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Everything I Know About Love – Dolly Alderton (Netgalley)Everything I know about love

[Synopsis]

A spot-on, wildly funny and sometimes heart-breaking book about growing up, growing older and navigating all kinds of love along the way

When it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming a grown up, journalist and former Sunday Times dating columnist Dolly Alderton has seen and tried it all. In her memoir, she vividly recounts falling in love, wrestling with self-sabotage, finding a job, throwing a socially disastrous Rod-Stewart themed house party, getting drunk, getting dumped, realising that Ivan from the corner shop is the only man you’ve ever been able to rely on, and finding that that your mates are always there at the end of every messy night out. It’s a book about bad dates, good friends and – above all else – about recognising that you and you alone are enough.

Glittering, with wit and insight, heart and humour, Dolly Alderton’s powerful début weaves together personal stories, satirical observations, a series of lists, recipes, and other vignettes that will strike a chord of recognition with women of every age – while making you laugh until you fall over. Everything I know About Love is about the struggles of early adulthood in all its grubby, hopeful uncertainty.

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