If you’re anything like me then you’re going to be very excited about this competition. I love books, and especially books that are aimed at teaching you something about yourself or helping you to improve your life. (Apart from that AWFUL one I ranted about earlier this week of course. Damn that woman.)
None of the books in my competition are hideous like that one.
These seven books all come from one of my very favourite websites of all time, The Book People. What that means is that technically, although the RRP of the collection comes to more than £89, you could buy them all from The Book People for less than £30. Now you see why I like The Book People so much.
So this is what I’ve got in the collection:
I found it a little ironic that this book contained a recipe for pulled pork – not a dish I’d really think to make if I was in a hurry – but apart from that, it’s all good. Belle has made the frozen banana lollies and has developed rather a obsession for them. I’m really trying at the moment to reduce the amount of sugar in her diet, so this book is great for inspiration.
In case you didn’t know, Faya Nilsson is the fitness blogger and Instagram sensation that is Fitness on Toast and so, as you might expect, her book is gorgeous. If you want someone to tell you exactly what to do while you get into the habit of it then the three week plan that forms the final section of this book is perfect for you. Faya takes you through every day telling you not only what exercises to do and what to eat, but also how to train your mind, with tips for mindfulness exercises.
I know you’re not meant to judge a book by its cover, but I’ve bought books from this collection before based purely on how they feel and the fact that they have rounded corners. They’re relatively short books that are easy to digest in one go or to dip into, and they include lots of practical, potentially life changing advice. Wouldn’t it be amazing for instance never to have to worry about money again? And not because you learn to make more or have less, but just because you change your attitude to it?
I like the idea that change doesn’t happen because of one big decision, but as the result of lots of little changes, done over a longer period of time. This book is THAT. It’s literally 365 small ideas, so every day you can just focus on one small change. It’s also arranged by seasons, so the advice is more relevant to the time of year. (Foraging for blackberries is nice, but you’re not going to have much luck in January.)
What I liked about this book was that flicking through I spotted a lot of recipes that I thought Belle would like. It does say ‘fuss free’ recipes and you definitely get that. It’s all good ingredients, but it feels quite stripped back, so you’re concentrating on just making decent food. I’m going to try making cauliflower and egg hash browns for lunch – it uses finely chopped cauliflower instead of potato and looks ace.
How to win ALL OF THESE BOOKS!
I hope that little round up has got you suitably excited?
If you’d like to win this whole collection of potentially life-changing books from The Book People, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me about a book you’ve read that has had a big impact on your life. It could be a story you read as a child, a self-help book, or perhaps a book about knitting that spurred you to take up a new hobby – anything at all. I’m genuinely interested to read the comments as I’m always on the look out for recommendations.
Once you’ve done that, register your comment in the Rafflecopter widget and you’ll see that some other entry mechanisms pop up. The more you do, the better your chances of winning! The competition will close at 11.59pm on February 3rd 2017.
The competition is open to UK residents only. A winner will be chosen at random and notified by email within seven days. You have 30 days to claim your prize. I received a set of these books for the purposes of review but all opinions are my own.