Hey everyone

Running a small business is one massive minefield of advice, just so many things to learn and understand.  There are so many people out there telling you what you should do but thing they all agree with is that my customers want to know more about me.  If you are shopping small, then you are investing in the person behind the product as much as the product itself.

So this got me thinking, What’s my story?  What can I tell you all about me, Alli, and I was stumped.  Basically if you I tell you I am a TV and coffee addict, I love sewing and I live at the basketball stadium with the girls, that is pretty much my life right there lol.

What on earth can I share with you guys then?  Well then I got thinking, I am a huge bibliophile (book lover) and seriously can’t get enough of books. It has to be an physical book too, Im not really a fan of the kindle, you just cant beat the smell of a book.

My idea of heaven was last Saturday morning when I grabbed my favourite coffee and headed to the library to take out some new books, then rushed home to curl up on the sofa with the first one.

 

So today I will be branching out of my comfort zone a wee bit as I’m definitely not a confident blogger and I will be bringing you my first book review!!  I’ll be calling these blogs “Need a new book?” and it will be an informal review of what I’ve just read.  These will always be positive reviews as I hate to write a bad review, I’m not that cruel so if I read a book I don’t like, I just won’t mention it.


BOOK – THE GIRL BEFORE

AUTHOR – RENAE OLSEN

 

This book was on my Goodreads list (haven’t heard of Goodreads?  If you are a book lover then you need this app pronto) and I must have added it ages ago because I didn’t have a clue about the plot line.

From the minute I picked up the book, I was gripped.  Seriously there is something about Renae’s writing style that just gets you from page 1.

If you are looking for a light, fluffy and fun novel, then this is not the book for you.  The subject matter is dark (sex trafficking, kidnapping, prostitution ) but the author manages to keep you from the realisation of this subject matter for at least the first few chapters.  Renae really does manage to keep you as deluded as the main character and you feel as if you are only becoming aware of the issues as Clara does.

This the first book I have read by the author and I will definitely be searching out some of her other work in the future.  Definitely recommend!