Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Tuesday Reviews Day - Books

To start the reviews this week, we have...

Finding Gobi by Dion Leonard

In 2016, UK ultra marathon runner Dion Leonard comes across a little stray dog while competing in a race across the Gobi Desert. Normally competitive and out to win, Dion ended up opening his heart to this little bundle of fur who seemed just as determined to run with him.  A true story of love and commitment as Dion fought various obstacles in an attempt to bring little Gobi home to the UK.

I loved this book! A great story and very deserving of the 5 star rating I gave it.

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Next up - A Funeral for an Owl by Jane Davis 

After a school yard stabbing, two teachers — Jim Stevens and a reluctant Ayisha Emmanuel — risk their careers to help a troubled young student, Shamayal. This story jumps about a fair bit as Jim is reminded of his own past and why he feels compelled to help Shamayal. Owls are featured too.

I have to admit that this book felt very disjointed at the start. It flitted from one character to the next, not to mention regular trips back into Jim's past. It's quite involved with more than one storyline going on. However I persevered and did reach a point where I was able to better connect to the flow of the story and its characters.  From that point, I started to really enjoy the book even though I felt the ending could have been better.  I gave it 3 stars but did lean towards 4 stars.

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That wraps it up the reviews for this week. Stay tuned for Scribble Picnic tomorrow.

8 comments:

  1. Great post, Mum!
    I enjoyed both of your reviews, though I feel drawn to the Finding Gobi one. Sounds like it'll be worth the read!
    Love Brad xo

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    1. Thanks, Brad! I think you would like Finding Gobi.

      Love Mum xo

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  2. I would probably like Finding Gobi, but not so much the second one. Good to know. Thanks, Serena! :)

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  3. nice reviews :) I had read an article about the tiny dog in the desert, nice sweet story :)

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    1. It was a sweet story. I was kinda sad when the book ended.

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