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My weekend is fully booked

  • Hazel Butterfield
  • 15 December 2023

“My alma mater was books, a good library. I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.” - Malcolm X

My weekend is fully booked

Murder Most Cold – Victoria Dowd 

What would be the best place for a wedding if you were a well-known murder blogging family who happens to find themselves in murderous situations way too often? An isolated hut in the deepest darkest Finnish forests, away from harm, and the media, surely?! Especially when surrounded by family that love you… Sometimes Smart women don’t make the smartest choices.

Such a deliciously gruesome tumultuous journey of murder, retribution, confusion and misplaced family devotion.


Collapse Feminism: The Online Battle for Feminism's Future - Alice Capelle

Outlining the nuances of navigating the online environment as a feminist, and the obstacles to progress which exist there, Cappelle expertly analyses a wide range of online communities and subcultures, revealing how an unprecedented backlash against women is being orchestrated online.

There is so much to think about in this book, and the level of in-depth qualitative information to exemplify such topics is remarkable. Alice is straight talking, informed, passionate and offers some hugely poignant, introspective and though provoking societal issues around what feminism is, conflicting opinions of such, and the problematic repercussions of subjectivity and issues surrounding those who are threatened by what their version of feminism means for them.


My Life is Art - Emmanuel Jal  

My Life is Art Which  is actually an acronym of these pillars such as Meditation, Leading to Training. This book asks some excellent questions to help focus your mind, remind you of your reality and capabilities and focus your mind. To assist you in changing your narrative, let’s not ask what we are not succeeding at, but what steps we can take to work toward our goals.

Some of my main and favourite take-aways from this book were on purpose and joy. Without purpose our focus is on the wrong things, looking at the purpose of others, stealing our own joy. Comparison is unhealthy. I realised that I have recently lost purpose which left me obsessing with the actions of those who clearly had more. Or it affecting my self esteem because lack of purpose can make you look at what you are lacking , rather than what you are achieving. There is so much more to this book too, making it quite a remarkable reminder of just how precious life is no matter what we have gone through and how to make sure we are turning life’s challenges into something that can enrich us, rather than swallow us up.

Buy using my 30% discount code LIFEISARTHAZEL here.



The Killer’s Christmas List - Chris Frost

There's a killer on the loose and he/she is apparently working to order off a 30-year-old Christmas list. But who's and why? Find that out and surely DI Tom Stonem, can stop this sicko. But the pressures of being a police officer are hard, constantly scrutinised, relationships taking the hit as the job takes precedent, especially at Christmas when you just want to spend time with your family who don’t want to feel abandoned, yet again. 30 years is a long time to hold a grudge, but then again, sometimes it is hard to escape our past.

Chris Frost has a great knack of hooking you in with gruesome violence from the most troubled and complex minds from the ‘goodies’ and the ‘badies’. Ho Ho Ho!


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There's a lot of killing but it's fiction, so it's fine.