Never Stop Believing

I’m aiming for this to be a very short post today. Know why? Because after reading Sally Obermeder’s ridiculously inspiring book ‘Never Stop Believing’, it’s reminded me of something massive. Life is very short. It may even be much shorter than … Read more

When the going gets tough, the tough get reading

Best new books (aka when the going gets tough, the tough get reading)

I’ve just started to apply the ”when the going gets tough” approach when life seems overwhelmingly busy. For example; When the going gets tough, the tough… – Hit the park for a run (instead of hitting a client) – Get off … Read more


BOSSY adj. Given to ordering others around PANTS n. 1.Trousers. 2.Knickers

A wonderful event occurred recently when I came down with a dose of the flu. Tina Fey’s new book Bossypants arrived in the post. As I lay propped up awkwardly in bed, unable to lay down for fear of drowning … Read more


Do you hate vampires?

I’m going to just put my hand up and admit it. My name’s Bec Brown and I don’t like vampires. Or werewolves. Or shapeshifters, aliens, unicorns, ghosts, witches or other supernatural beings. I was sucked into watching True Blood purely … Read more


Summer Reading Suggestions

I’m a bit early aren’t I? Let’s call it ‘Pre-Summer reading suggestions’ as I’m sure I’ll get one more article full of great Christmas holiday reading options in before the holiday season officially hits. I’ve been doing quite a bit … Read more

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Author Spotlight: Emily Barr

Emily Barr is one very solid writer. She’s written nine novels and has had one published every year since 2001 (with the exception of 2007, but more on that to come). All of her books feature strong female characters, each … Read more


Top 4 books on reducing work stress

Top 4 books on reducing work stress

Who doesn’t want to be happier at work? Most of us are at work for an enormous percentage of time so it makes sense that it’s as pleasant an experience as possible. These are my fave books for helping to … Read more