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Celebrating world book day. 

Considering Thursday 5th of March was World Book Day and we live in an era of busyness and sensory overload; we would like to share some of our favourite books with you. We're talking about page-turners with the power to make us put electronics on silent, snuggle into our imagination and the world of words.

The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle

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The perfect read for artists and anyone who wants to excel. Have you ever wondered how Beyonce is so badass? Everyone has a skill that comes naturally to them. Otherwise known as a talent. So does this mean if you're not naturally talented in a specific area, you can't be badass too? The Talent Code blasts that theory right out of the water! It screams if you really want it put the hours in. If you know an artist, recommended this book. If you are an artist, do yourself a favour, read this book!

The talent code highlights the importance of repetition and strategic focus. The isolated work behind the fun. It's a big part of why a dancer performs so effortlessly and how a singer hits notes that were not initially in their vocal range. Yes, genetic's play a part but don't be fooled into thinking the talent you are born with will guarantee a lifetime achievement award. In fact, the books philosophy applies to everyone and anyone who wants to excel.

Preparing for an exam do yourself a favour.
Want to get fitter, do yourself a favour.
Want to be better at (insert your desire here), do yourself a favour and have a read.

We all know practice makes perfect. This book explains how and why.
The real question is are you willing to pursue amidst the circumstances you have been dealt?

Kindred By Octavia Buttler. 

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

With 5 stars from Waterstones and 6 billion stars from our team.  This book is just incredible.
You'll find it under science fiction but it's a read that completely transcends labels.
The main character, Dana, is a young, modern, African-American woman living in Californian in 1976. Dana's world becomes a state of pandemonium when without warning she is whisked repeatedly from her modern-day to the unjust and extreme South, Maryland USA in 1815.
Definitely worth a read!

Burnout: The Secret To Unlocking The Stress Cycle  - by Emily and Amelia Nagoski

Read this and take heed! Sometimes we all need a little reminder. We all need to check-in and ensure we are noticing and eliminating thoughts and habits that are impacting our lives negatively. We all need to keep implementing the habits that keep the spring in our step.  If you agree, say I.
Checking in is part of good wellbeing practice. This book stands out because it dissects how and why women experience stress differently to men. This does not mean you need to be a man to read it!  In fact, If you have a wife, girlfriend or mother, if you live, work or interact with women it's worth taking a look. Especially if you have daughters.  

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - written and illustrated by Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar By Eric Carle

A classic for the kids! Our All-time favourite picture book! 
Go on a journey with this caterpillar and its enormous appetite and see what wonders await. If only we could all have this result after a delicious and indulgent feast.  

Our next book mission is to find intriguing books by writers based in West London. Watch this space. We hope you manage to find some time to read this weekend. It could be poetic, adventurous or romantic. 
In the name of arts, culture and wellbeing dive in and be transported. 


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Post Written by Andrea Queens


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