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**Bookish products** #PocketBooks @TriggerPub #MentalHealth #Love #Friendship #Hope #Happiness

Today I’m thrilled to be sharing my thoughts on a beautiful set of pocket books from Trigger Publication. Before I share my thoughts here’s a bit about Trigger publication.

Who are Trigger Publications?

Trigger Publishing is an altruistic mental health and wellbeing publisher, recognised within the industry and beyond for its innovative approach to publishing.

They share uplifting and inspirational mental health stories and publish self-help books to aid people in their own recovery, using the expertise and endorsement of highly qualified clinicians in every one of our publications.

Every transformative tale they tell – and every piece of life-saving advice they give – helps people with mental health issues not only to survive, but thrive. You can read more about them here….http://www.triggerpublishing.com/


These pocket books are a beautifully designed series of small gift books filled with inspirational quotes from well known public figures to lift the spirit in challenging times. As the name suggests these are small books so can be transported easily if you want to keep them handy, and they will easily fit in a handbag.

Each book is a different eye popping colour, which make them visually appealing to the eye, there are four titles in the series

  • Love
  • Friendship
  • Hope
  • Happiness  

Let’s take a closer look at each book….



When life seems a little lonely, turn to this collection of inspirational quotes to establish stronger friendships in your life. Filled with wisdom from some of the world’s most well-known minds, the Pocket Book of Friendship offers thoughts and advice to restore, reset, and revive your day-to-day life.

‘The best part about having true friends is that you can go months without seeing them and they’ll still be there for you and act as if you’d never left! Ariana Grande

I don’t feel very much like Pooh today,’ said Pooh. ‘There there,’ said Piglet. ‘I’ll bring you tea and honey until you do.’ Piglet (A.A. Milne)




When your love life seems a little difficult, turn to this collection of inspirational quotes to rekindle the love in your life.

Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.’ Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne)

I think everybody longs to be loved and longs to know that he or she is lovable and, consequently, the greatest thing that we can do is to help somebody know that they are lovedand capable of loving.’ Mr. Rodgers




When life seems a little bleak, turn to this collection of inspirational quotes to establish somehope in your life.

‘…don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown usthat courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.’

Michelle Obama, Keynote Address at Young African Women Leaders Forum

But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.’ MartinLuther King, I’ve Been to the Mountaintop, delivered 3 April 1968, Mason Temple




When life seems a little joyless, turn to this collection of inspirational quotes to establish some happiness in your life.

I think happiness is overrated. Satisfied, at peace— those would be more realistic goals.’ Brad Pitt



Happiness is to continue to desire what one possesses. St. Augustine of Hippo


Each book costs £5.99 but if they can put a smile on someone’s face I think they are worth every penny. The books are very sturdy and the pages are of a good quality, and not at all flimsy. Each inspirational quote has been perfectly picked for each book. Spending many years working in mental health I’m well aware these books aren’t going to cure anyone,  but Quotes can provide. a daily pick-me-up, as well as providing a sense of well being.

These books would make a lovely present for anyone going through challenging times, mums, dads, family or friends, you could choose one that best suits the person, or you could even treat them to the whole set I’m sure that who ever you give them to will appreciate these little books of wisdom.

Buying links:

Pocket Books of Love – https://amzn.to/382qQPm
Pocket Book of Friendship – https://amzn.to/2R8N6Am
Pocket Book of Hope – https://amzn.to/2NkqrzO
Pocket Book of Happiness – https://amzn.to/39ZIKEp

My thanks to the publishers for my books in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.







































Bookish products #Review Bibliophile 2020 12-Month Planner for #BookBloggers


Today I’m sharing a review for something slightly different. Like most book bloggers I have numerous dates to post reviews, guest posts, blog tours, and my book of the month, the list is endless 🙈.

I save all my dates to my IPad planner but there’s a small part of me that’s petrified that for some unknown reason my IPad planner will disappear, what would I do then? How could I possibly remember what dates I had scheduled in? (some dates are scheduled months in advance). So I have been looking for a planner that fits all my requirements for months, and finally I think I’ve found the perfect thing the Bibliophile 2020 12-Month Planner. 

The first thing that attracted me to this one is the cover, I love the beautifully illustrated book stacks by Jane Mount, each month features different book titles. There are a 176 pages in total in this planner, and the size is as follows….

  • Height: 25mm
  • Width: 213mm
  • Length: 165mm


Each month features a ‘books to read page’, there’s plenty of room for mine, but I’m sure there are some bloggers who would prefer more space due to the amount of books they read.


Each month has plenty of room to add bookish dates, as there’s two pages per week, plus room at the end of the week to add extras. Another thing I adore about this planner are the little book related sketches of literary objects, and famous authors.


I was really surprised by the quality of this product the pages are a good quality paper, not at all flimsy. The cover is also very sturdy and robust.

There’s also plenty of pages for notes at the front which is super handy, I shall probably use mine to list the books I read this  year and perhaps a sentence or two about the book.


This deluxe planner features a handy side pocket and ribbon page marker, as well as notable dates in literary history.

For £8.49p (which includes free delivery) I think the Bibliophile 2020 12-Month Planner is a bargain, it’s perfect for book bloggers, and book worms alike.

**My thanks to Mr book review café who bought me my planner, and please note the link I have included is not an affiliated link**

Buying link: Amazon UK 🇬🇧


My Chronicle Book Box #BookSubscription #Monthly @MyChronicleBB #Review #DiscountCode #CrimeMysteryBox #Mychroniclebookbox #NovemberBox


Today I’m thrilled to be sharing my thoughts on The Crime & Mystery monthly book subscription box for November from https://mychroniclebookbox.com/ not only that but followers of my blog can get a 10% discount on their first box (details can be found further down this post). The Crime & Mystery monthly book subscription box, has everything you love about a quarterly book subscription box, but monthly!

**Please note I have not received payment for reviewing this book subscription, but I did receive a box in return for a honest and unbiased review**

I must admit I have been eagerly awaiting this box, I couldn’t wait to see what founder Louise of My Chronicle Book Box  had come up with. When it arrived it felt like Christmas, as you are never sure what lies inside these beautifully packed parcels.

Once again I was amazed at the amount of thought that had gone into this box, each gift has been carefully selected and fits the theme of the book. I’m sure you are eager to see what lies inside so without further ado, here we go……..E007457E-B714-4995-B395-00056F3C3EC0

First up……..


As with the previous box, it comes with a welcome letter and this month’s theme is Cheating. Lying. Murder?  I loved the print with the book quote, which I’m going to frame and put on my bookshelves. There’s a Q&A with author Nicci French. There’s also a sample of Tidelands by Philippa Gregory.


Then there were the bookish themed gifts……

  • A handmade Liquid soap called partners in crime, which smells Devine, it’s a blend of  pink grapefruit and Neroli.
  • A cruelty free bath soufflé scented with lavender and fennel seed, I love a soak in the bath so this product is perfect.
  • A decorative key which I’m going to use as a book mark as it’s got a lovely little tag with a quote on it.

And if that wasn’t enough you also get a hardback signed copy of The Lying Room by Nicci French. I have never read a book by this author (I know it’s shocking!), but this books been on my ‘wishlist’ ever since I read the book description so I can’t wait to read this one.


I think these boxes are worth every penny, when you consider you get a signed book and other book related gifts. The books are beautifully wrapped,  there’s so much thought put into these boxes, I really am impressed. Not only do you get fantastic value for a monthly subscription fee of £25, UK delivery is also now FREE!

I’m not sure I could justify buying them every month  though, as I buy a lot and I mean a LOT of books each month, but I would definitely buy the odd one and if I was looking for a book related gift for a bookworm this would definitely be my first choice. These are the perfect gift for me (hint! hint! family and friends 😂🙈) and anyone who enjoys reading crime and mystery books.


For more information and how you can subscribe, please visit https://mychroniclebookbox.com/ 

If I have tempted you to buy a box here’s a bonus, courtesy of My Book Box Chronicles….if you include the discount code CAFE10 it will give you 10% off your first box.