TOP 4 ANTICIPATED RELEASES OF 2019

Last year I read very few 2018 releases (read: one) and whilst I don’t generally fixate on new releases a lot anyway, I do like to read some. So, I thought I would share with you guys 4 books which I am waiting to read when they come out this year!


12.03: The Bird King by G Willow Wilson

This looks like it will be a fascinating fantasy story, mixing elements which I love (like Jinn) with things I have never read about before (such as Muslim Spain).

“…a stunning new novel that tells the story of Fatima, a concubine in the royal court of Granada, the last emirate of Muslim Spain, and her dearest friend Hassan, the palace mapmaker…” (Goodreads)


02.04: Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

The author described this as a Chinese drama minus the girl-on-girl hate and competing harems, which sounds pretty good to me. I love reading fantasy which incorporate a distinct culture (such as historical China in this case), so I’m keeping my eye out for this one.

“Tyrants cut out hearts. Rulers sacrifice their own.

Princess Hesina of Yan has always been eager to shirk the responsibilities of the crown, but when her beloved father is murdered, she’s thrust into power, suddenly the queen of an unstable kingdom. Determined to find her father’s killer, Hesina does something desperate: she engages the aid of a soothsayer—a treasonous act, punishable by death… because in Yan, magic was outlawed centuries ago…” (Goodreads)

03.09: Crescent City by Sarah J. Maas

Okay, so this doesn’t have a cover yet and the ^^release date is not definite yet, but I honestly can’t wait for this!!!!!!!!!!

“Set in a world where humans struggle to survive amid intricate hierarchies of demons, shifters, angels, and countless other magical creatures, Crescent City tells the story of half-human, half-Sidhe Bryce Quinlan. After the brutal slaying of her best friend, Bryce joins forces with a powerful warrior-angel to hunt down the killer, leading them toward a treacherous enemy that could destroy the fabric of their world.

The series will feature an array of captivating new characters, including a spitfire heroine who will stop at nothing to avenge her friend and protect her vibrant city, an epic world on the brink of war, and Maas’ signature heart-pounding romance.” (Goodreads)

05.11: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

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I’ve been needing this book since I finished reading The Night Circus to be honest. I can’t wait to see what Erin’s new book will be like!!!

“Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a strange book hidden in the library stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood.

Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues — a bee, a key, and a sword — that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to a subterranean library, hidden far below the surface of the earth…” (Goodreads)


So that’s it for today! What 2019 releases are you looking forward to?! Be sure to let me know what I’m missing out on. Happy reading, Keira x.

P.S. Who else keeps writing the date as 2019?!

2019 PLANS AND HOPES (Personal, Books, and Music!)

Hello everyone and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I honestly can’t believe it’s 2019… I turn 18 this year?! Anywayy I decided to combine all of my beginning-of-the-year type posts into one post because it just worked better like that so let’s begin


PERSONAL RESOLUTIONS

  1. Go to the gym at least once a week. I have a gym membership and usually I try to go at least three times a month in order to not waste  money, but I want to make it into a habit  and always go to the gym on Tuesdays.
  2. Sleep and wake up at the same time each day. Obviously this is dependent on a number of factors, but I want to aim  to go to bed between 11-12 each night and wake up at 6am. 
  3. Study and do homework better. I have had issues in 2018 where I get behind in notes etc. and  procrastinate, and it makes me quite stressed and leaves me behind.  So in order to tackle this there are a couple of things I’m going to do: take notes in smaller chunks e.g. by subtopic rather than unit so that  it’s easier to finish each section, and do just 45 minutes of homework  as soon as I get home in order to hopefully get me in the zone a bit.

READING RESOLUTIONS

  1. Read at least three books a month. I had a very slow reading year in 2018,  hence why there has been a lack of book-related posts on this blog thus far, and whilst I don’t intend to force myself to read  upwards of 100 books as I managed in  2016 and 2017, I do want to read a bit  more than I did in 2018, and more consistently rather than in sudden spikes.
  2. Get my TBR below 40 books. It’s currently at 72 books, largely because of how little I read this year and how much rereading I did. The  number is SO high and it annoys me a little, especially as I know how much I’m missing out by not reading some of them. So I want to  decrease my TBR to a somewhat  more manageable size.
  3. Catch up on new releases and sequels in series. I didn’t really keep an eye on new releases in 2018 and sequels often  got left behind as well, so I want to keep up with both this year so I  don’t miss lots of amazing books.

MUSIC RESOLUTIONS

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  1. Listen to more western music. Now it isn’t that I don’t listen to much western  music, but more that I don’t listen to much  variety… I often end up sticking to a few artists,  especially because I don’t particularly like  western hiphop, nor am I a big  fan of EDM. Therefore, I want to make an effort this year to  find and discover artists that are less known with amazing music.
  2. Make better playlists. Now, in 2018 I had a good playlist for summer, but the rest of the time I had to sort of go and pick songs to listen to or just listen to songs on  shuffle, which wasn’t as enjoyable, so I want to invest a bit of time in  putting together more playlists.

Also, I’m thinking of doing a “what I want to see in K-Pop for 2019” post if that interests anyone?!


BLOGGING RESOLUTIONS

  1. Post at least twice a week and interact more with the blogs I follow (+ find some new blogs to follow!)
  2. Do more mini reviews for music. (reviewing songs, not albums) This is because sometimes I don’t really have time or desire to listen to and review a whole album, but I want to review a couple of different  title tracks, or if a song is just a single. This way I can review more  music, with less pressure for me!
  3. Review more books that I read for pleasure, as opposed to books I received in exchange for a review. I want to share the books I loved with the world, not just the ones I am obliged to review!

If you feel like helping me out, suggest some blogs for me to check out!


AND THAT’S IT! WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS THIS YEAR? Do let me know! Happy New Year, Keira x.

Winter Wonderland Book Tag

Hi everyone and welcome to day 10 of A Very Posty December! Today we’ve finished off the last of the GOT7 posts and I figured it was a good time to bring back some festive spirit with a wintry book tag! Enjoy.


#1: What book is so happy and sweet it warms your heart?

Okay… but is there really another answer?


#2: What’s your favourite book with a white cover?

This book (obviously) has a predominantly white cover. It was also one of the most heart-shattering and heart-warming books I have ever read and thrives in the paradox. 

Reading this book is not simply absorbing a new world, but embarking on an emotional journey in which you can be tossed around my hurricanes, spat out hundreds of miles away by tornadoes and drowned by tsunamis the size of large skyscrapers. 

If you were to only read five contemporary books in your entire life, this should definitely be one of them. 


#3: You’re sitting in a nice, comfortable chair with a cup of tea. What monster book are you reading?

I don’t even know anything about Sarah J. Maas’ next book, but I know that I really want to read it… and given the length of her recent books it may well be a monster book!

To be fair, I might still be a bit in denial that the Throne of Glass series has ended… I’ve been reading that for a good 4 or 5 years and it’s all over….. 😦

I wonder what she has in store for us next…


#4: It’s snowing outside and you decide to have a snowball fight. What fictional character do you want to have this snowball fight with?

Hagrid is the personification of the gentle giant… in book character form. Having a snowball fight with him would be a blast and he would definitely know where all the best spots were!


#5: Sadly, your campfire is dying. What last few chapters of a book would you throw in the fire to revive it and keep yourself warm?

There are not words to describe how much I hate this book. Forget the last few chapters, the entire thing can be sacrificed for my warmth (or at least given away so I never have to look at it again, because I don’t support book burning).


#6: What book do you love so much that you would buy another copy of it to give someone as a gift to inspire them to start reading?

To be fair, this might not be the best book for someone who is starting to get into reading, as it is written in a very lyrical way, which can slow down the pace of the story a bit. That being said, it’s an absolute masterpiece and I love it, so I decided to include it anyways!


#7: Who do you tag?

Okay, so I’m going to tag Kat, Bianca, Vicky, Fadwa and The Orang-utan Librarian, but if you want to do this tag, feel free to do so and link back to me so that I can read your post! Equally if I’ve tagged you, don’t feel that you have to do the tag!


And that’s it! Did you enjoy? Let me know by leaving a comment… I love hearing from you guys. Happy reading, Keira x. 

Books I Want To Read Before The End of the Year

Hello everyone and welcome to day 5 of a Very Posty December… less than three weeks until Christmas!!! I’m taking a break from GOT7 week today to bring you a bookish post about the books I want to read before the end of the year (obviously, you read the title).

Woman at Point Zero is the book I need to finish by tomorrow for school, so yes, I hope that I have finished this one by the end of the year 😀 It tells the story of a woman sentenced to die during the space of a night. 

Perfume is a book I have been reading for quite some time and I hate having unfinished books when a new year starts, so hopefully I can finish this one when I finally have some time off of school! It’s about a boy with a wicked sense of smell. 

Selected Poems is a selection of poems by T.S. Eliot, including The Wasteland, which I had to read for school. As such I have partially read this book, but I want to finish reading the other poems before the end of the year. 

On a slightly lighter note, I’m in the middle of reading Deborah Harkness’ All Souls Trilogy, so I would like to finish that before the end of the year as well. I’m currently part way through the second book. The series follows a woman, Diana, who is a witch, but has been suppressing her powers, and her forbidden romance with the vampire Matthew. 

So what books do you want to read before the end of the year? Happy reading, Keira x. 

Mini Reviews Volume 2

Sometimes I have some reviews to post but they’re not quite long enough to warrant a single post, so I collate them into mini review posts like this one! This is PART 2 of this series. Enjoy 🙂


DISCLAIMER: I received free copies of both of these books in return for an honest review. All opinions are honest and my own.


The Adventures of WilhelmThe Adventures of Wilhelm: A Rat’s Tale by Maria Ritter


Young Wilhelm leaves home and travels the world. He not only discovers the value of different cultures and the importance of family and friendship, but he also overcomes obstacles with courage and cleverness. He returns home with deep respect for all creatures on this earth and a new sense of rat identity and purpose. (Goodreads.)

While I do often enjoy middle grade books, I tend to prefer middle grade books which are written in a less… simplistic fashion. By simplistic I do not mean that the writing in this book was bad because it certainly wasn’t, but the story was very obviously trying to communicate lessons through the story. And it did so by blatantly having the characters teach other characters the lessons which the author wants the reader to take from the book. This, to me, doesn’t feel like middle grade writing for 9-12 year olds, but more like older children’s fiction (5-8 years range).

I feel like books have the impact they do on people because they allow people to learn lessons more “naturally” by experiencing the emotions the book portrays. Anyone can tell you something, but only by really experiencing and understanding it can you fully believe it, which is where this story fell short.

Not only did it not have the impact it should, but the writing style left me feeling a little bit irritated and a lot like I was being either patronised or reading allowed to a younger sibling or child I was babysitting… except I was reading to myself during my lunch break at work.

That being said, if the writing style doesn’t bother you, the premise of the book is actually quite good and very thought-provoking. Although the writing style put me off enough that I could not finish the book, the actual plot of the book was fascinating and made me have some deep philosophical conversations with myself.

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As I did not finish this book, I can not give it a rating as per my rating policy.


 

WindswornWindsworn by Derek Alan Siddoway


When Eva discovers a young thief hiding in her woodshed with a stolen gryphon egg, the shy, timid girl is forced to leave everything she’s ever known to become Windsworn — elite warriors who ride fierce gryphons into battle…  (Goodreads.)”

Windsworn was comfortable to read. It was a good, familiar fantasy story, with some interesting world features, but generally fairly typical and familiar topics. This isn’t a bad thing, it just means the world wasn’t amazing but the book did use the familiar concepts well. It was fun and easy to read, perfect if you just want to relax for a little bit!

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This means I liked the book but it wasn’t anything particularly special! Check out my rating policy for more details.


So that was it!

Do you want to go and read either of these books now?

Happy reading, Keira x.

“Start, Just Start” | Interview With Sir Richard Alexander, Author of A Dance With Demons

Hello everyone! If you read my “Mini Reviews Vol. 1” post a couple of weeks back, you’ll have seen me review the book A Dance With Demons by Sir Richard Alexander. Today I’m bringing you an interview straight from the author, so I hope you enjoy!


INTRODUCE YOURSELF


I’m Alexander, from the wi town of Grantsville, Utah. As for what I do, I’m a writer and a life coach.


If you had to explain who you are to someone in one sentence, what would you say?


I’m the whole pie, not just a slice, because though I am definitely a fantasy buff, I enjoy far more than just reading and writing.


What/who is your hero?


Samwise_Gamgee_profileSamwise Gamgee (Sam Wise the Brave). I really look up to him, because he is so loyal, is so good, even when treated poorly. He really has many traits that I really like, but his loyalty is definitely something that sticks out to me. I want to be a friend like that. I want to be a friend a friend would want to have. A true friend.


How did you become an author? 


It’s interesting that I became an author because I didn’t even learn to read until I was about 8 and didn’t enjoy reading until I was around 12. Things changed when I came across a fantasy book. When I came across the fantasy genre, I was hooked and from there on out, I always wanted to be an author. It was my dream and the only career I wanted, that hasn’t changed since I was a young boy.

Being able to create my own world is such an exciting thing! I’m in charge of an entire world! Even if no one ever read my work, I would still write.


What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?


The advice could be applied to anything. It is a secret that was imparted to me some time ago. This secret is a trait that all successful people, writer or otherwise, share in this world. It’s not the most common trait like some you hear about, but it is shared by literally ever single success. When you hear it, you might want to pass it off, but it is very powerful, so don’t. The advice I was given, was: “Start, just start…” it is so obvious and so simply, but there is not one single successful man, or woman in this world that is not a starter. So, if you are dwelling on something and trying to plan everything out before the fact, you may never end up getting it done. I simply would give the same advice to anyone who has dreams in writing, or anything else. “Just start.”


If you had to summarise your book A Dance with Demons in three words, what would they be?


Good against Evil, or, A Heroic tale.


What is one thing you learned whilst writing this book?


Perfectionism_0I realized that perfectionism will stop you from completing anything if you let it. there were so many times that I was tempted to just go back and change things constantly and was tempted to think that it would never be good enough. But I realized that if I kept feeling like it had to be literally perfect, before I finished and published the book, then it would still be sitting on my computer. So to summarize, you are always going to feel that you want it to be perfect, but I realized I couldn’t let that hold me back.


Why or how did you decide to write this book?


I have been writing since I was about 12 and always wanted to write a book. I looked at the things I had written and never felt like any of it was good enough. I really did want to be published though, it was one of my life dreams after all. Unfortunately that is exactly what if felt like, just a dream.

After some time, I came across some self-help material and my idea of dreams being only things to wish for, was shattered. The self-improvement realm taught me that dreams shouldn’t just be dreams, but that you can make them a reality. When I came to this new way of thinking, I decided that I was going to write something that was going to mean something, a book of good against evil. So I began writing, and made the choice before I even put the first word down that this book was going to be the one I published, even if it was crap. I really decided to write this book, simply because I found out that dreams didn’t just have to be dreams and that gave me the motivation to move forward.


If people take one thing away from your book, what would you hope it would be?


That anyone can write a book. If someone like me, who couldn’t read until 8 and didn’t like it thereafter until I was 12, could write a book, then there is no reason anyone can’t.


Who would you recommend your book to and who would you caution against it (e.g. trigger warnings)?


Anyone who likes an adventure of good against evil, an adventure packed with action, underworld creatures, and characters that push forward despite all of the hardship. I would caution people against it that really don’t enjoy action packed stories and young children, because there are some scary creatures in this book. Over all however, I would recommend it to most people though, because I have had people in their 60s read it and enjoy it, as well as people in their teens.


Finally, where can people buy your book?


You can buy it on Amazon either in kindle format or a physical copy.


And that’s it for this post! I hope you enjoyed and talk to you again soon ❤

DISCLAIMER: THE CONTENT OF THE AUTHOR’S ANSWERS HAVE NOT BEEN EDITED EXCEPT FOR FORMATTING AND DO NOT REFLECT THE OPINIONS OF ANYONE EXCEPT THE AUTHOR.

Intimidating Books That Are So Worth It

A lot of the time people can find long books or series quite intimidating… or maybe it’s just me. In any case, to follow this week’s theme of quantity and quality, I wanted to recommend a couple of longer books or series which are definitely worth it!


#1: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas


Meet Celaena Sardothien.
Beautiful. Deadly.
Destined for greatness.

The first couple of books in the Throne of Glass series are sort of average length, but thy do get very long towards the end and there are quite a few of them… but it is totally, completely worth it! The series starts out as a YA Fantasy series, but ends slightly more mature and is pretty much just brilliant. Kingdom of Ash is the last book and comes out on the 23rd of October, so this is the perfect time to start this series if you haven’t already 🙂


#2: The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker


The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker

The Golem and the Djinni is currently a stand-a-lone novel (and works as one, although I think some kind of sequel or companion is planned) and is an adult historical fantasy book. It reads very much like magical realism and the writing is gorgeous. This book is just wonderfully crafted and one of my favourite books that I’ve read recently. It isn’t horribly long, coming in at just under 500 pages, but I was a little bit intimidated by it at first so I’m including it anyway.

In The Golem and the Djinni, a chance meeting between mythical beings takes readers on a dazzling journey through cultures in turn-of-the-century New York.


#3: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë


Jane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëI think most people have probably heard of Jane Eyre as it is a well-known and much-loved classic. This book is just over 500 pages in this edition (and in mine), which is quite long, but not massively so, except that it is a classic, which already means it is most likely more densely written and harder to read in the first place. In fact, I put this book off for ages, even after starting to read it, but now I absolutely adore it and will recommend it to anyone who wants a good classic to read because it is just that good.

Fiery love, shocking twists of fate, and tragic mysteries put a lonely governess in jeopardy in JANE EYRE.


And that’s it!

What books were you intimidated by but ended up loving? Let me know in the comments!

I hope you enjoyed this post. Happy reading, Keira x.


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Books are an escape (+ recommendations)

I was thinking the other day about why I like books so much. As I’ve become older I’ve come to appreciate them as amazing pieces of work, and for the insight and knowledge which they can give me, but on a more basic, instinctual level, that’s not what draws me to reading. I came to the conclusion that books offered me an outlet and an escape from my life. They were a place of comfort when I wasn’t in the best place in my life, and when I am feeling good generally they are a fun pastime which allow me to let my imagination free.

In any case, today I thought I would share with you a couple of ideas about what you could read if you ever want an escape!


CHOICE 1: MAGICAL REALISM


Magical realism is great because it’s almost fantasy, but not quite, and will make you question basically everything. Because of the nature of this genre, magical realism books usually have gorgeous writing. A good place to start would be The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern or Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuireThey’re on the line between magical realism and fantasy, but I love them. Another good choice would be The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton.


CHOICE 2: FULL-OUT FANTASY


Magical realism not cutting it? Need dragons, magic and the lot? I’ve got your back. With a good fantasy book, you can forget the real world exists at all! I especially recommend Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas and Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. If you’re more into the adult fantasy genre, then Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson is excellent.


CHOICE 3: A GOOD LAUGH


When the world gets touch, maybe laughter is the best medicine! I don’t read comedy, but these books cracked me up. If you like some non-fiction occasionally Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari is excellent (Aziz Ansari is a well-known comedian, if you didn’t know). In search of something a little bit lighter? Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli deals with some important topics, but is also hilarious, or you could reread Twilight and (if you’re me) laugh at the old you who thought Bella and Edward were the most romantic couple ever.


CHOICE 4: CRY IT OUT


When I’m sad, one of my go-to things to do is to watch Les Miserables and cry for the whole two hours. It’s incredibly cathartic, so why not find some books to do the same! I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson is one of my all-time favourite books, The Icarus Show by Sally Christie is beautifully yet horribly sad and if you’re looking for some nostalgic tears, The Fault In Our Stars by John Green is definitely the way to go.


And that’s it!

What books do you like to read when you want to escape? Or do you have something else you prefer to do? Let me know in the comments!

I hope you enjoyed this post. Happy reading, Keira x.


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Mini Reviews Volume 1

Sometimes I have some reviews to post but they’re not quite long enough to warrant a single post, so I collate them into mini review posts like this one! Enjoy 🙂


DISCLAIMER: I received free copies of both of these books in return for an honest review. All opinions are honest and my own.


Sarah's GhostSarah’s Ghost by Ben Kavaliro

SARAH’S GHOST is a supernatural thriller that will make you laugh, cry, and reel in shock. It contains terrifying suspense and multiple twists. (Goodreads.)

I struggled with connecting to the characters in this book or with feeling sympathy towards them. I found myself being unusually apathetic towards major events, simply because characters are perhaps the most important aspect in determining whether I enjoy a book and I could neither connect or enjoy the characters in this book. Perhaps they are simply too far removed from my reality or my interests, but whatever the case, I could not get in to this book because of that. I found some of the humour crude and many of the issues dealt with in the first 40% to be outside of my interest.

That being said, the writing style is engaging and for those who are more invested in the supernatural or plot aspects of the book may well have enjoyed this book, especially in the latter half which I did not read.

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As I did not finish this book, I can not give it a rating as per my rating policy.


A Dance With DemonsA Dance With Demons by Sir Richard Alexander

Two neighbouring nations have never been at peace, but become even less so now. One summons evil creatures to fight for them and the other bolsters their militia with their own people. (Goodreads.)

A Dance With Demons was fun. It wasn’t particularly revolutionary, world-changing or otherwise mind-blowingly brilliant, but it was a good, fun read which made me look forward to reading some more of the fun fantasy stuff that I have sitting on my Kindle waiting to be read when I particularly need saving from boredom.

Although at points the romances were a bit too awkward for my tastes, some of the friendships were pretty good although they could do with filling out and developing (perhaps in the next instalment?) and the personality of some of the side characters in particular was both amusing and engaging. (I particularly enjoyed Shen’s blunt logic and Rick’s sweet optimism.)

The plot really carried this book for me and it was decently fast paced, making this book an ideal boredom reliever!

2 stacks of 3 books (2/5 rating)
I wavered between a two and a three for this one, so it’s more like a 2.5, but seeing as I don’t do half ratings for books we’re rounding down because I like to be harsh! This just means I liked the book, except for a few aspects. Check out my rating policy for more details.


So that was it!

Do you want to go and read either of these books now?

Happy reading, Keira x.

2 Books the World Needs to Read

Hello everyone! Today I’m going to be sharing with you two books that I feel are really important and life-changing.


Fish In A Tree by Lynda Mullay Hunt


Fish In A Tree by Lynda Mullay HuntThis book is a middle grade novel and the main character has dyslexia. My younger sister has dyslexia and this really gave me a new perspective on her experience and was very eye-opening.

“Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability to read by creating clever yet disruptive distractions. She is afraid to ask for help; after all, how can you cure dumb?

However, her newest teacher Mr. Daniels sees the bright, creative kid underneath the trouble maker. With his help, Ally learns not to be so hard on herself and that dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of.” (Goodreads)


 

Dear World, How Are You? by Toby Little


Dear World, How Are You? by Toby LittleThis is a collection of heart-warming letters from a little boy to people all around the world and is honestly just a beautiful book.

“With the help of his mum, Toby started handwriting and posting letters to everyone from research scientists in Antarctica to game-keepers in Chad and even the Pope. Not only did Toby achieve his goal but the world wrote back.

Dear World, How Are You? is a collection of the most fascinating and heart-warming letters he sent and received. It shows that the world is only as big as your imagination and is full of potential friends, waiting to be discovered, no matter where you live.” (Goodreads)


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