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 →

REVIEW: Off-Road with Clarkson, Hammond and May by Phillipa Sage

In brief: An insight into the Top Gear stage shows and the crazy events and excess. The good: A backstage look at what went on during multiple tours. The not-so-good: Maybe I didn’t need to know what went on backstage… Why I chose it: Really enjoyed Top Gear and went to the live shows twice.... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Power Play by Julia Banks

In brief: A memoir of politics and guide for women in leadership positions that doesn’t pull any punches. The good: Honest and unflinching. The not-so-good: The treatment of Julia by others. Why I chose it: Saw an interview with Julia on TV. Year: 2021 Pages: 231 Publisher: Hardie Grant Setting: Australia I recently saw an... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Clock Dance by Anne Tyler

In brief: Willa’s life has been defined by people she loves leaving. She’s tried to make them happy, but when a stranger asks her to help out another stranger, she says yes and finds her own happiness. The good: It’s Anne Tyler – finding beauty in the small things. The not-so-good: Willa really gets short... Continue Reading →

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