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Monday, June 30, 2014

Book Review and Preview: Reservoir Dad by Clint Greagen

Random House Australia has invited me to take part in the blog tour for the soon to be published book Reservoir Dad by Clint Greagen that is due to hit book stores on 1 July 2014.
Clint Greagen is an Australian writer behind the Reservoir Dad blog and this is his first book, an autobiography. Clint, his wife and 4 young boys live in a Melbourne town called Reservoir .... thus where the blog and book name comes from!

In his autobiography, Clint tells his story from when his first child is born through until his fourth child is a toddler, with his boys now aged 9, 7, 4 and 2. Each chapter is short and humorous, with daily life happenings, the antics of kids, how to keep the passion alive between husband and wife, there's no holding back it's all there warts and all for our reading pleasure!

Clint really has a way with words which makes it easy to get inside his head and see life from his perspective, it's full of humour, he is one funny guy and I found it a down to earth and honest read.

I don't have kids but I still found this book engaging and interesting and while some parts may have actually put me off having kids(!) on the other hand I couldn't help but feel the love coming out of the words when writing about his family and felt all warm and fuzzy sharing in his happy moments.
I recommend this book to stay at home Mums and Dads and anyone who needs a laugh and insight into a typical young Australian family.

I give this book 4 stars out of 5
Jarrah Jungle's Star Rating:
1 Bad - I'd rather eat brussel sprouts topped with anchovies than read this again
2 Not Good - I'd rather watch re-runs of Neighbours than read this again
3 Ok - I'm sitting on the fence - its not great but not terrible either
4 Good - I'd pass up a pack of tim tams for this read
5 Great - I'd pass up a date with Johnny Depp for this read

Reservoir Dad can be purchased from Random House Australia here

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You can find the Reservoir Dad website here
Disclosure: Random House and NetGalley partner with bloggers such as me to help promote their product. As part of this promotion I was given this eBook published by Bantam Australia to review. I have not received any payment or compensation for this review. I have not been told what to say about this product, I am free to form my own opinion and share them in my own words. All opinions are my own.

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  1. Replies
    1. You will love it Ashley, especially the phrase "scrisper" a cross between a scream and a whisper, think supermarket and kids tantrums. So funny :)

  2. I really need to find the time to read more books. This one sounds hilarious.

    Thanks for linking up for our Worth Casing blog of the month at Agent Mystery Case. We announce this month's winner tonight and open the link up for August.


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