Dawn reviews Taylin Clavelli’s ‘DIY Delights’ (The book is published 9th December 2014, by Wayward Ink Publishing and is 18 pgs long)
This book was provided free of charge for an honest review by the Wayward Ink Publishing.
While renovating his first house with his partner, Mike, Duncan discovers a plethora of reasons to use his
favourite word… Bollocks!
Well, what can I say about this book…… other than you will find lots of different ways that the word Bollocks can be used!!
I have to say I was crying with laughter at the beginning of the book, and the way that the situation was described, I could really imagine the mishap occurring in my house. We meet Duncan and Mike who are trying to renovate their first house together, when Mike has a slight mishap – which I would think is actually quite a common occurrence in many households – and I have to say that my reaction would be the same as Duncan……. laughter.
I was laughing even more as the author describes them while renovating their kitchen, and their considerations on work surfaces, on which there was a stress test performed and then the handles…… well……. I let you guess about these…….
I have to say this is a real feel good short story, they are a couple already, but you are with them during their mishaps with renovations, and you really do learn the different ways that Duncan can use the word Bollocks. If you want to finish a book with a smile on your face, then I would strongly recommend this book, I will confess to having read it again and again, and it never fails to make me smile.
Taylin Clavelli lives in the United Kingdom, about 15 miles south of Birmingham, and a short journey from the world famous Cadbury’s Chocolate factory. She’s married with children and loves her family with all her heart.
Her love of books has been a long standing affair, with Taylin liking nothing better than to lose herself in an imaginary world.
Until she met Lily Velden, she never considered trying her hand at writing. However, after talking ideas, Lily encouraged her to put pen to paper—or rather, fingers to keyboard. Since, with a few virtual kicks in the right place, she hasn’t stopped. Her confidence eventually led to her writing an original work for submission.
Her first published work was Boys, Toys, and Carpet Fitters, developed for the Dreamspinner Press Anthology – Don’t Try This At Home.
Now she absolutely adores immersing herself into the characters she creates, and transferring the pictures in her brain to paper, finding it liberating, therapeutic, and wonderful.
Outside of writing, her interests include; martial arts (she’s a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Taekwon-do), horse-riding, all of which facilitates her love of a wide variety of movies. Her action heroes include Jet Li and Tony Jaa—finding the dedication these men have for their art combined with their skill both amazing and a privilege to watch. If pressed, she’ll admit to thinking that the screen entrance of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean – Curse of the Black Pearl, and Shadowfax in LOTR, to be the greatest screen entrances ever. Her all-time favorite movies are Star Wars and Lord of the Rings.
The simple things in life that make her day, putting a smile on her face are:
Laughter – especially that of her children.
The smell of lasagna cooking – it makes her mouth salivate.
The dawn chorus – no symphony ever written can beat the waking greetings of the birds.