Books, General

Chessboxer | Review

Title: Chessboxer

Author: Stephen Davies

Rating: 4 Stars

Dates read: 27 Sep 19 – 04 Oct 19

Publication date: 03 Oct 2019

Publisher: Andersen Press

Genre(s): Contemporary, YA, Sport


Leah Baxter is a genius. She’s a few wins away from becoming a junior chess grandmaster, and her life is on course to achieve everything her mom and coach want for her.
But Leah is at stalemate – grieving for her father, and feeling suffocated. She decides to make the ultimate sacrifice and quit chess. But chess doesn’t want to quit her. Soon Leah discovers her new gambit: chessboxing, a dangerous hybrid sport which will test her body and mind to their limits. Can the pawn become the queen?

*I received a copy of this book courtesy of Dark Room Tours and Andersen as part of their Chessboxer Bookstagram/Blog Tour*

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General, Travel

Louisville: The Gateway to the South

When you think of traveling across the American Midwest, it doesn’t necessarily make you think of southern hospitality.  When you go through bourbon cities, it’s not a given that your mind jumps to sporting insulting institutions and champions, or Oscar winners.  

This trip is going from strength to strength and Louisville; you packed on hell of a (friendly) punch.

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”I am the greatest”

aliI don’t tend to write posts about specific people, or about current events, but sometimes, something happens that makes you want to write and talk about something or someone. The death of Muhammad Ali at 74 is one of those occasions. Muhammad Ali was quite simply one of the greatest sportsmen that has ever, and will ever, live. He transcended his sport and became a household name, and his death is a tragic loss. Continue reading “”I am the greatest””