Why I Read What I Read

I had a comment recently from someone who had been looking at my blog who asked me why I read 'so much trash' because I was (apparently) 'so much smarter than that'. It got me thinking why I read what I read. I know that there's no definition of 'trash' in reading. I firmly believe... Continue Reading →

The Walworth Beauty by Michele Roberts

In brief: A story across two time periods – Joseph, working as a researching for Henry Mayhew on the working class people of London; and Madeleine, a redundant lecturer who moves to Apricot Place to find the past lingering. The good: Michele Roberts' prose is beautiful. The not-so-good: Wasn't always convinced by Madeleine's feelings of... Continue Reading →

Angel’s Share by Kayte Nunn

In brief: Mattie has the job and life in London she thought she wanted until a freak accident destroys it all. Could coming home to Australia heal more than her physical wounds? The good: A lovely story with plenty to interest the reader. The not-so-good: I need to go back and read Rose's Vintage now!... Continue Reading →

The Power by Naomi Alderman

In brief: On the Day of the Girls, the world changed forever. Power was given to the women, who knew how to use it…right? The good: Fascinating idea that examines the use and abuse of power by the sexes. The not-so-good: A little too much shocking and not enough movement at the start. Why I... Continue Reading →

Girl in Between by Anna Daniels

In brief: Lucy's home back home to Rockhampton, and life is a bit more than messy. With her madcap friend Rosie, can she work out what she wants and how to get there? The good: So funny and so Australian! The not-so-good: Poor Joe, I quite liked him. Why I chose it: It sounded like... Continue Reading →

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