Sunday Book #Review and Book Launch #Promotion – Do What You Love by Marjorie Mallon – #NewRelease on Pre-Order now

Welcome to my Sunday Book Review. Today I’d like to share my early review for Marjorie Mallon’s new release – Do What You Love. This short book is a beautiful book written as reflective gratitude about Marje’s life, including other fictional lyrical prose, poetry, and flash fiction.

Marjorie Mallon author

About Marjorie:

M J Mallon was born in Lion city Singapore, a passionate Scorpio with the Chinese Zodiac sign of a lucky rabbit. She spent her early childhood in Hong Kong. During her teen years, she returned to her father’s childhood home, Edinburgh where she spent many happy years, entertained and enthralled by her parents’ vivid stories of living and working abroad. Perhaps it was during these formative years that her love of storytelling began bolstered by these vivid raconteurs. She counts herself lucky to have travelled to many far-flung destinations and this early wanderlust has fuelled her present desire to emigrate abroad. Until that wondrous moment, it’s rumoured that she lives sometimes in the UK, and often times in Portugal.. Her two enchanting daughters have flown the nest but often return with a cheery smile to greet her. Her motto is to always do what you love, stay true to your heart’s desires, and inspire others to do so too.


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Do What You Love is a personal poetry collection celebrating how the fates may have a part in all that we do.

With special poems and short reflective moments inspired by family, flowers and nature, love, scrumptious morsels, places I’ve visited, lived and intend to live in, the friendships and hopes I have for the future.

The overarching theme is to live a life well lived… And to do what you love.

float along with me
create clouds of sweetest joy
to do what you love
hold fate’s hand as we venture
near and far on life’s journey

Inspirations For Do What You Love Fragility of Your Flame Poems, Photography & Flash Fiction

For me midlife and beyond is a time of change. My daughters are grown up, living happy, fulfilling, and independent lives. So, now it is time for hubby and I to go on an adventure, to travel, to do all the things we love, to make new friends, and to embrace the old ones too. Before we are too old to do so! Life is short! Hence the poem Fragility of Your Flame.

hibiscus flower
fragility of your flame
memories not lost
recalled by rain drops falling
caressing tender petals

© M J Mallon

From Marje:

And we have many plans, we intend to… spend time with family (we travel to and fro from UK to Portugal regularly,) and embrace creativity, whether that happens to be writing, poetry, music, art, dance, drama, or photography…

So, I chat with the fates, in Do What You Love, I share my memories, and a variety of experiences with my photos, and poetry from many years ago until the present day. Even though, it is a personal collection, I hope that it will strike a chord with many, be relatable, bring back memories, hopes and dreams. Perhaps you have felt emotional turmoil as a child leaves home and travelled far away? Perhaps you have been to the Edinburgh International Festival and seen some amazing sights. Maybe the trees whisper their magic to you? And maybe, you have a desire to live abroad, to travel? But you fear you might miss your old friends in the UK?

I hope that this little book will inspire others to embrace life, to do what you love, to take fates hand and go on an adventure, to travel and to explore.

When we travel we open up possibilities, we gain a greater understanding of cultures and other peoples’ lives and this is so beneficial for everyone, but especially for writers. With brexit and covid this freedom to explore without restrictions, to live without fear was taken away from us… So, we try to overcome obstacles, we aim to achieve freedom of movement. It won’t be easy but we’ll get there. Hubby and I are Europeans at heart and want dual nationality!

It isn’t easy to embrace change… especially if you are an introvert! Lol. But… whatever makes you happy, whatever you love to do, wherever you love to be, hold those precious experiences close to your heart.

Keep on writing, creating, living, and go on a marvellous adventure! Make your family and your friends proud.

My 5 Star Review:

MJ Mallon has written a heartfelt book with memories, prose, and poetry, incorporated with stories of life, love, family, and nature. In some of her stories, she is in conversation with the fates: Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos, the three Moirai representing the cycle of life – birth, life and death, past, present and future. We will read shared conversations about meeting her husband, her homeland of Scotland, stories about children that grow up and leave the nest, and nostalgic stories of growing up with her parents. There are many beautiful images MJ intersperes amid her stories.

Stories from the heart is what I would classify this book – poignant moments that left indelible imprints on the author and will touch the reader, a reminiscing through life and new adventures. This book is a wonderful slice of life celebrated and spoken by the author through beautiful written words.

Favorite Quote: Long lasting marriages must be friends…”

Buy Links Do What You Love:

Amazon UK:

Amazon US:

Amazon Canada:

I am thrilled to say that two of my poetry collections, (Mr. Sagittarius and Lockdown Innit,) have been requested by prestigious libraries in the UK: The British Library, The Bodleian Library Oxford University, the Cambridge University Library, National Library of Scotland, National Library of Wales and Trinity College Dublin for Legal Deposit.

The cover of the paperback and kindle have been designed by Colleen Chesebro who has a new service for authors which I can highly recommend. Colleen also designed the interior and cover of The Hedge Witch And The Musical Poet.

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90 thoughts on “Sunday Book #Review and Book Launch #Promotion – Do What You Love by Marjorie Mallon – #NewRelease on Pre-Order now

  1. Thanks for your lovely review, Debby. It sounds like an enjoyable collection of positive poetry and reflections on life. ‘Do what you love’ is great advice, I think. It’s also important to love what you do. 💖

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  2. Congratulations to Marjorie. Her new book sounds inspiring and beautiful, and I love Colleen’s cover as well. This is a meeting of souls, for sure. Thanks for your recommendation, Debby, and for your review, and good luck to the author.

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  3. A lovely review of Marje’s book, Debby. The book sounds almost like a journal to me, filled with Marje’s poetry and reflections on her life, personal and yet relatable. Congrats to Marje on the wonderful review. I wish her great success. 🙂

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  4. “whatever makes you happy, whatever you love to do, wherever you love to be, hold those precious experiences close to your heart.”
    So, so true and yet I find myself thrust between doing what I love (which often is lying around and reading) and things which need to be done but I don’t really like doing (marketing my books, for example).
    Marje’s philosophy is an inspiring one and as you wrote, Debby, “a wonderful slice of life celebrated…” Which reminds me that I need to celebrate a bit more!

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    1. Yay for you Carol. Some days all I want to do is read the day away. I’ll look forward to my winter escape to catch up with some of the many books that await me. Thanks for leaving your good cheer. ❤

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  5. Thanks for sharing your lovely review of Marie’s latest launch Deb. I’m catching up after a long break. I am hopping off to take a look at the book. Wishing Marje all the best with her new and exciting ventures.

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  6. I can’t think of a wiser motto for living life fruitfully than Do What You Love. With the blending of various genres and photos, it strikes me that this book would be a great gift idea, possibly for Christmas or birthday.

    On a side note, I remember the imagery of the Three Fates, Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos from a mythology class from long ago. Thanks for this wonderful review, Debby! 😀


  7. What a wonderful review and that quote contains so much wisdom in only a few words. Thanks for the introduction to Marje’s new book and congratulations to Marje on the release!


  8. What a lovely book and review. Many congratulations, Marje and thank you, Debby. Doing what we love is so needed right now, and nurturing our loving connections. Much ❤ always xXx ❤

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