Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 18/1/21

Another week, this one not so hot but really windy, which isn’t great for bushfires. I received one book in the mail and did a bit of book shopping: City of Vengeance by D.V. Bishop (available 9th February) was a surprise from Pan Macmillan. Set in Florence in the 1500s, this murder mystery has Cesare... Continue Reading →

Books that left an impression in 2020

2020 seems to be the year that never ends – but don’t wish it away just yet, because today is my birthday! This year, instead of choosing ‘top’ books I’m making a list of books that I read that left a lasting impression. Given that I read 20+ books more than 2019, that’s not an... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 6/7/20

We've been doing our spring cleaning a little early here, despite apparently being in the depths of winter! Stuff is everywhere, including books. That doesn't stop me adding to the pile though – If I Can't Have You by Charlotte Levin (available 14th July) arrived from Pan Macmillan. Constance develops an infatuation with a colleague,... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami

In brief: Natsuko and her sister didn't have it easy growing up. Now she's a writer in Tokyo and Makiko is a single mother who wants breast implants. Fast forward ten years and Natsuko has some equally difficult decisions to make about life… The good: More light hearted at times than other Japanese fiction I've... Continue Reading →

Top Reads for 2019

I simply cannot list my best reads for 2019 until the end of the year. What if I finish a really great book on December 29? (Plus, today is my birthday so I can do anything I want). Traditionally, I try to cull my list to ten but then I remembered that this is my... Continue Reading →

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