Review | My Golden Ticket Book

My Golden Ticket

We were sent a copy of My Golden Ticket for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

We have previously reviewed a few different titles from Wonderbly. We reviewed the Little Boy Who Lost His Name book, the Kingdom of You and The Birthday Thief and we have noticed that they’ve added even more titles to their product range. With Jack really getting into Roald Dahl books right now, we jumped at the chance to review a copy of My Golden Ticket.

My Golden TicketAvailable in softcover for £19.99 or hardcover for £25.99, My Golden Ticket is a new personalised book that takes any child to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. The book is completely personalised with your child’s name – so of course we chose Jack to receive a copy.

At the end, your child even gets to discover something special – a one of a kind Wonka bar inspired by their name. Unfortunately it is just a picture though it would be cool if it was a real Wonka bar, wouldn’t it? It even includes a personalised Oompa Loompa song too!

my golden ticket

As always, you can dedicate the book to whoever you are buying it for so we got Jack’s name put in the dedication section. The book, as I have come to expect from Wonderbly, is impeccably designed with beautiful illustrations. The story, as always, is creative and keeps kids interested until the final page. Jack loves reading Wonderbly books as he never quite knows what to expect. Although the titles give a little something away, he never quite knows how the story will go.

My Golden Ticket My Golden TicketYou see all about products you have read about in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory such as Hair Toffee. I think I enjoyed reading it almost as much as Jack as it really harked back to my childhood, reading Roald Dahl books.

Jack really enjoyed reading his copy of My Golden Ticket and has been showing it to friends and family that come to the house. He has always said he would love to visit a chocolate factory and this book enables him to use his imagination to go there. Yet again, this is a Wonderbly product that we love – they have such fab books in the range and look like they have included some more fabulous titles in recent weeks too.

Would your child love a book like this?

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Book Tour | Writing For Bliss by Diana Raab


NEW RELEASE…
A Seven-Step Plan For Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life


Writing for Bliss is most fundamentally about reflection, truth, and freedom. With techniques and prompts for both the seasoned and novice writer, it will lead you to tap into your creativity through storytelling and poetry, examine how life-changing experiences can inspire writing, pursue self-examination and self-discovery through the written word, and, understand how published writers have been transformed by writing.

Poet and memoirist Raab (Lust) credits her lifelong love of writing and its therapeutic effects with inspiring her to write this thoughtful and detailed primer that targets pretty much anyone interested in writing a memoir. Most compelling here is Raab’s willingness to share her intimate stories (e.g., the loss of a relative, ongoing struggles with cancer, a difficult relationship with her mother). Her revelations are encouraging to writers who feel they need “permission to take… a voyage of self-discovery.” The book’s seven-step plan includes plenty of guidance, including on learning to “read like a writer,” and on addressing readers as if “seated across the table .” Raab covers big topics such as the “art and power of storytelling” and small details such as choosing pens and notebooks that you enjoy using. She also helps readers with the important step of “finding your form.”
–PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY

 

Available to buy from….
From Loving Healing Press http://www.lhpress.com/
“Writing for Bliss is about the profound ways in which we may be transformed in and through the act of writing. I am grateful to Diana Raab for sharing it, and I trust that you will feel the same as you read on. May you savor the journey.”
–from the foreword by MARK FREEMAN, PhD 
 
“By listening to ourselves and being aware of what we are saying and feeling, the true story of our life’s past experience is revealed. Diana Raab’s book gives us the insights by which we can achieve this through her life-coaching wisdom and our writing.”
–BERNIE SIEGEL, MD, author of The Art of Healing 
 
“Only a talented writer who has fought hard to overcome life’s many obstacles could take her readers by the hand and lead them through
the writing process with such enormous compassion, amazing insight, and kindness. Diana Raab is a powerful, wise, intelligent guide
well worth our following.”

–JAMES BROWN, author of The Los Angeles Diaries and The River 
 
“Writing for Bliss is far more than a ‘how-to manual’; it enlightens the creative process with wisdom and a delightful sense of adventure.
Bravo to Bliss!”
–LINDA GRAY SEXTON, author of Searching for Mercy Street: My Journey Back to My Mother, Anne Sexton 
 
“Uniquely blending inspiring insights with practical advice, Diana guides you on a path to discover the story that is truly inside you and yearning to be told.”
–PATRICK SWEENEY, coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Succeed on Your Own Terms

MY MISSION

“Through my writing, mentoring and workshops, I guide others to discover and tell their own unique stories and abiding truths. The craft and practice of writing can be transformative and empowering—a cornerstone for emotional and psychological well-being, and a way to tap into one’s true inner voice and passions.” — Diana Raab

 

Other books by the author…

About the author
Diana Raab, PhD is an award-winning memoirist, poet, blogger, workshop leader and speaker. Her passion is writing for healing and transformation.

She’s the author of eight books and over 500 articles and poems, and editor of two anthologies, WRITERS ON THE EDGE: 22 WRITERS SPEAK ABOUT ADDICTION AND DEPENDENCY and WRITERS AND THEIR NOTEBOOKS. Raab’s two memoirs are REGINA’S CLOSET: FINDING MY GRANDMOTHER’S SECRET JOURNAL and HEALING WITH WORDS: A WRITER’S CANCER JOURNEY. Her fourth and most recent poetry collection is called LUST.

Raab has been writing since the age of 10, when her mother gave her a Khalil Gibran journal to help her cope with her grandmother suicide. Since then, she has been using writing as a way of healing and transformation and inspiring others to do the same.

She is the mother of 3 adult children, and grandmother to two. She lives in Southern California.

She blogs for for Psychology Today, PsychAlive, and Boomer Cafe.

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My Review

I’ve always wanted to be a writer and I’ve finally got to do my dream job. Whilst I still haven’t written the novel I’m desperate to write, I’m slowly getting there and this book is a great book for both the seasoned or novice writer.

This book really helped me to listen to myself and to be aware of my feelings. Not only is it fantastic at helping you discover who you are but the book gives you a variety of prompts to help you.

This book is also a great collection of memories from Raab’s own life – whether they be sad (the start of her writing career really pushed by the suicide of her grandmother) and other anecdotal comments throughout the book. As a writer it is always nice to read about other writers and their journeys into writing and their own writing process.

I’ll be keeping this book to hand for when I need some prompting and reaffirming about my writing. If writing is something you are passionate about, I would certainly recommend it.

I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.

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Monday
Leels Loves Books
Tuesday
Celticlady’s Reviews | First Time Mommy Adventures 
Wednesday
Beck Valley Books | Between the Coverz | Bookalicious Traveladdict
Thursday
Miki’s Hope | Heidi Reads
Friday
Ebook Addicts | I Love Romance |
Colorimetry | Futures
Saturday
3 Partners in Shopping | I Create Purty Thangs | Wishful Endings

Sunday

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NEW RELEASE: Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda

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New Release….
A loving husband. The perfect killer?‘I wonder if Mia thinks I have a dark side. Most likely as far as she knows, I am just her dear loving husband.’ 

Paul Strom has spent years building his perfect life: glittering career, beautiful wife, two healthy boys and a big house in the suburbs.

But he also has his secrets. That’s why Paul has promised his wife a romantic weekend getaway. He proclaims this day, a warm Friday in May, will be the best day ever.

Paul loves his wife, really, he does. But he also wants to get rid of her. And with every hour that passes, Paul ticks off another stage in his elaborately laid plan…

Behind Closed Doors meets Liane Moriarty in this creepy, fast-paced psychological thriller with a twist you won’t see coming!

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‘A tensely written, shocking book that will hold readers on the edge of their seats to the very last page.’  Publishers Weekly
‘Fast-paced, dark, and slightly disturbing, you won’t be able to put this book down until its jaw-dropping ending… Absolutely brilliant!’
Kerry Lonsdale, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Everything We Keep
‘Through self-conscious charm and a chilling wit, Rouda’s narrator creates laugh-out-loud moments that will feel like guilty pleasures. This may well be the most entertaining read of your year.’  Kathryn Craft, award-winning author of The Far End of Happy, on Best Day Ever
‘Deliciously diabolical and highly readable, BEST DAY EVER kept me flipping the pages with anticipation and fascination. Unputdownable!’ A. J. Banner, USA Today bestselling author of The Twilight Wife

 



About the Author

Kaira Rouda is a USA Today bestselling, multiple award-winning author of contemporary women’s fiction and sexy modern romance novels that sparkle with humor and heart. Her women’s fiction titles include HERE, HOME, HOPE, ALL THE DIFFERENCE, IN THE MIRROR and THE GOODBYE YEAR (April 2016). Her bestselling short story is titled, A MOTHER’S DAY. Kaira’s work has won the Indie Excellence Award, USA Book Awards, the Reader’s Choice Awards and honorable mention in the Writer’s Digest International Book Awards. Her books have been widely reviewed and featured in leading magazines.

Her sexy contemporary romance series set on INDIGO ISLAND includes: WEEKEND WITH THE TYCOON, Book 1; HER FORBIDDEN LOVE, Book 2; THE TROUBLE WITH CHRISTMAS, Book 3; and THE BILLIONAIRE’S BID, Book 4. Each of these novellas can be read as a stand alone, or enjoyed as a series. Her new series is set in LAGUNA BEACH and includes: LAGUNA NIGHTS, Book 1; LAGUNA HEIGHTS, Book 2; and LAGUNA LIGHTS, Book 3, and LAGUNA SIGHTS, coming winter 2016. She also helped launch Melissa Foster’s The Remington’s Kindle World with her bestselling novella, SPOTLIGHT ON LOVE and in the Dare to Love Kindle World, THE CELEBRITY DARE.

Her nonfiction titles, REAL YOU INCORPORATED: 8 Essentials for Women Entrepreneurs, and REAL YOU FOR AUTHORS: 8 Essentials for Women Writers, continue to inspire.

She lives in Southern California with her husband and four almost-grown kids, and is at work on her next novel.

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