Love in the Afternoon and other delights by Penny Vincenzi

In brief: A group of short stories and essays focusing on love and relationships. The good: It's Penny Vincenzi. The not-so-good: I have now read everything by her! Why I chose it: The last Penny Vincenzi book on the shelf to read. Year: 2013 Pages: 193 Publisher: Headline Review (Hachette) Setting: England My rating: 9... Continue Reading →


My Memorable Books of 2016

2016 has been a memorable year for a number of reasons, some good and some not so good across the world. When it came to reflecting on my most memorable books of the year, my first draft came at 15 books out of a possible 72 (21%) that I've reviewed on the blog! I noticed... Continue Reading →

A Perfect Heritage by Penny Vincenzi

In brief: The House of Farrell, leading cosmetics brand of many years ago, is now almost bankrupt. The family business will need to take on an outsider in Bianca Bailey to attempt to turn its fortunes around. The good: It's Penny Vincenzi, so you know this will be a wonderful story. The not-so-good: Some of... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday 23/6/14

There was nothing in my mailbox all of last week – possibly a good thing, as it's been raining and windy most of the week. Not the safest book weather! I did brave the weather on Saturday to get my hands on several new releases. I did get drenched on the way back to 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 →

New Releases for March

Another new month upon us! I quite enjoy the start of the month because of the number of emails I receive from publishers and bookshops about their new releases. I'm always a sucker for a new release, so here are the books tempting me at the moment. Heartbreak Hotel by Deborah Moggach (Random House) From... 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 →

Old Book Reviews – March 2007

A little bit of background: in March 2007 I discovered the Library Thing website and was inspired to start writing short book reviews of what I read. The aim was to see what others thought of the books I’d read as well as keep a record for myself. I am slowly going through these and... Continue Reading →

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