Mailbox Monday 10/8/15

It seems like winter has returned with a vengeance here! Still, it was a good excuse to trek around some bookshops for National Bookshop Day on Saturday. Of course I bought several books, but first, what actually arrived in the letterbox this week… Thanks to Hachette Australia, Penguin UK and Goodreads and I had two... Continue Reading →


Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

In brief: Tsukuru used to be part of a wonderful group of friends. But suddenly, they cut him off while he was at university. Years later, Tsukuru bears the scars and doesn't know why. Until his girlfriend asks him to find out… The good: It's Murakami and my edition is so beautiful! The not-so-good: It's... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday 18/2/13

Wow, last week was such a busy week that it just flew by! I did have some fun though and met the author Rachael Johns at a library event. It was incredibly interesting! I also ate a lot of good food and then did some overtime to pay for the good food…and good books! I... Continue Reading →

1Q84 (Books 1 & 2) by Haruki Murakami

A quick rundown… The story of two seemly unconnected people in Tokyo in 1984 and the mysterious things that are taking place. Strengths: Absolutely fantastic writing that captures the heart and imagination; the story will remain with you long after you've finished. Weaknesses: The ARC copy I had occasionally repeated extraneous details. Why I read... Continue Reading →

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