REVIEW: Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge

In brief: Libertie’s mother wants her to be just like her – a female doctor. But Libertie’s heart isn’t in it, and having darker skin than her mother means she is denied many freedoms. Will Libertie find her own freedom somewhere? The good: Beautiful writing with a heroine that is intriguing and frustrating. The not-so-good:... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 26/7/21, the big book prize edition

It’s rained a lot here recently (almost three weeks straight) and it was another miserable day when a giant book box arrived. It was full of books that I won from the #helpmelbbooks competition organised by Graeme Simsion to support local authors during lockdown by buying their books. Thank you so much to the authors... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Power Play by Julia Banks

In brief: A memoir of politics and guide for women in leadership positions that doesn’t pull any punches. The good: Honest and unflinching. The not-so-good: The treatment of Julia by others. Why I chose it: Saw an interview with Julia on TV. Year: 2021 Pages: 231 Publisher: Hardie Grant Setting: Australia I recently saw an... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 19/7/21

It really hasn’t stopped raining this week, which is unusual. This week looks the same! Vaxxers by Professor Sarah Gilbert and Dr Catherine Green is the story of the development of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Say what you will about the rare side effects, but it is amazing research. Thanks to Hachette for the copy.... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Clock Dance by Anne Tyler

In brief: Willa’s life has been defined by people she loves leaving. She’s tried to make them happy, but when a stranger asks her to help out another stranger, she says yes and finds her own happiness. The good: It’s Anne Tyler – finding beauty in the small things. The not-so-good: Willa really gets short... Continue Reading →

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