The Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction: 2017 shortlist

If you've been reading this blog for a while, you will know that I really enjoy following fiction prizes and reading the short and longlists. I haven't always been great at following Australian prize lists, but this year this will change. The Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction is a prize that combines the things... Continue Reading →

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The Railwayman’s Wife by Ashley Hay

A quick rundown… In a small village on the New South Wales coast, two men are trying to adjust to life post-World War II. Ani Lachlan is trying to adjust to a life she never expected to have. Strengths: Beautiful imagery and a dreamy quality to it. Weaknesses: Occasionally I was confused when the book... Continue Reading →

Mini Reviews: May 2010

These short reviews come from before I started blogging- they were recorded on sites like Library Thing and Goodreads. That's why I'm giving you a month at a time! So Much for That: A Novel by Lionel Shriver Well, so much for that. This book wasn't what I thought it was going to be- an opinionated piece... Continue Reading →

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