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: 12/7/21

It’s been a very rainy week, with my average speed on the way home one night 6km/hr (yes, walking speed). Let’s talk books instead: Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge arrived thanks to Allen & Unwin. Libertie is interested in music, but her mother has other ideas – she wants them to be a team of physicians... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Now That I See You by Emma Batchelor

In brief: The story of the breakdown of a relationship through the eyes of one partner – the good, bad and ugly. The good: It’s incredibly emotional. The not-so-good: Sometimes the emotion is very raw. Why I chose it: Winner of this year’s The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award. Thanks to Allen & Unwin for the copy.... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: New Animal by Ella Baxter

In brief: Amelia is stuck. She loves her job at a mortuary, but she’s lost elsewhere. Then a family tragedy causes her to feel too much, instead of too little and she runs away. The good: Unique, raw and unflinching. The not-so-good: I devoured this in 24 hours. Why I chose it: That cover. Thanks... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 8/3/21

A very busy week of storms and rain! Fortunately, I had two nice and dry surprises: The Codebreakers by Alli Sinclair  (from Harlequin) is set in Brisbane during World War II. Ellie is working for Qantas, but her logic attracts the interest of Central Bureau, an intelligence organisation working alongside Bletchley Park. Ellie joins a... Continue Reading →

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