Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 1/6/20

It's the first day of winter and it certainly feels like it! It's been rainy and cold, which is excellent for staying at home and reading. Thanks to the parcel postie and courier drivers who were kind and made sure these books didn't get wet: Better Luck Next Time by Kate Hilton (available 16th June)... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Budgerigar by Sarah Harris and Don Baker

In brief: The story of the budgerigar, native to Australia and known around the world. The good: A lot of very interesting facts about budgies. The not-so-good: Very sad reading about their early exportation and smuggling. Why I chose it: I love budgies. Thanks to Allen & Unwin for the copy. Year: 2020 Pages: 252... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Trust Exercise by Susan Choi

In brief: A story in three parts about a group of teenagers at a high school focusing on theatre. What is true? What has been omitted? And what are straight out lies? The good: Brilliant writing evokes great images. The not-so-good: The second part had me confused in places. Why I chose it: It won... Continue Reading →

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