REVIEW: The Secret Life of Shirley Sullivan by Lisa Ireland

In brief: Shirley Sullivan might be old, but she's determined to remove her husband from his nursing home and take him home. Why? She's got a secret… The good: Enjoyed the part of the novel that was set in the 1960s/70s The not-so-good: I'm still not sure Frank deserved all that effort… Why I chose... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 4/12/17

Last week wasn't the most fun of weeks, hence the lack of reading continued. This week looks like it will be topsy-turvy too but hopefully I'll get some reading done. One book arrived in the mail and another two that I bought also arrived: No One is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts... Continue Reading →

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 →

Through the Cracks by Honey Brown

In brief: Adam leads a life different to your average teenager. When he escapes, Billy takes him under his wing. But can they both survive life on the streets? The good: A fast read, dealing with a part of life that the average person never experiences. The not-so-good: Stomach churning in parts. Why I chose... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday 31/3/14

It looks like the weather is changing here – cloudy and even some rain! It would have been nice if it had held off a little longer though, as the weather is affecting the search for MH370. I really hope something definitive is found soon for peace for the families and loved ones. Moving on... Continue Reading →

Close Up by Kate Forster

In brief: Best friends Maggie and Zoe are the toast of Hollywood. But as the bestselling book The Art of Love begins to take shape as a film, their friendship will be tested as newcomer Dylan comes onto the scene. The good: Amazing coincidences, strong emotion and nonstop action make this a page turner. The... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday 20/1/14

A new year means a new home for Mailbox Monday. Originally created by Marcia of To Be Continued, you can find the linky list all year round at Mailbox Monday. Fortunately the weather cooled down last week in the West, but not until a bushfire had claimed 55 homes. There are still a number of... Continue Reading →

Murder in Mississippi by John Safran

In brief: John Safran finds out a man he interviewed for his television show, Race Relations, has been murdered. He goes to Mississippi to find out why. The good: Safran's writing style is entertaining and easy to read. The not-so-good: It's true crime, so the ending doesn't come neatly wrapped. Why I chose it: Have... Continue Reading →

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