Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 20/8/18

Last week was incredibly busy and it was difficult to fit in time to read. On reflection though, I don't think I did too badly. September in Australia is a big month for books, so I've got some wonderful reads to motivate me! The Book of Ordinary People by Claire Varley arrived from Pan Macmillan.... Continue Reading →

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REVIEW: From the Corner of the Oval Office by Beck Dorey-Stein

In brief: Beck is in DC looking for a job. Answering an advertisement in Craigslist finds her working as a stenographer for Barack Obama's White House. This is her story. The good: Beck is incredibly talented as a writer. The not-so-good: Knowing what comes next… Why I chose it: I'm interested in the Obama White... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott

In brief: Kit used to be friends with Diane until Diane's confession ripped them apart. Now so close to the top of her profession, the last thing Kit needs is Diane to reappear in her life… The good: It's bold, raw, honest and utterly addictive. The not-so-good: Some of the reactions of the characters aren't... Continue Reading →

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