REVIEW: Beautiful Revolutionary by Laura Elizabeth Woollett

In brief: In the late 1960s, newlyweds Lenny and Evelyn move to Evergreen Valley so Lenny can do service as a conscientious objector. There, they meet Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple and their lives change beyond their dreams… The good: Absolutely mesmerising. I didn't want this to end. The not-so-good: The end because the... Continue Reading →

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Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 23/7/18

So last week I got absolutely drenched in the rain (in fact, I think I'm still trying to warm up). Luckily, the book I was carrying was completely safe! I had a super book week all round with reading and new books arriving. Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott (released 31st July, RRP $29.99) sounds... Continue Reading →

Good Money by J.M. Green

In brief: Stella Hardy is a social worker in Melbourne's west with a few secrets. As she becomes involved in a murder, there's a hint she might be on the fringe of trouble. Plus, her neighbour's gone missing and her wayward brother has landed on her doorstep… The good: It's hard boiled crime with a... Continue Reading →

Hope Farm by Peggy Frew

In brief: Silver and her mother Ishtar have led a nomadic existence. Just as things start to be settling down at Hope Farm and Silver makes friends, drama unfolds and her life changes forever. The good: Beautifully written, Peggy Frew gets the atmosphere of the 'hippie farm' and Silver's teenage frustrations just right. The not-so-good:... Continue Reading →

Fever of Animals by Miles Allinson

In brief: Miles is in a cottage in Europe, wanting to write about the disappearance of painter Emil Bafdescu. But his narrative meanders from Germany to Italy and the failure of his relationship and back to Australia. The good: It's addictive, beautiful in its prose. The not-so-good: It's difficult to categorise – what's real? What's... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday 21/9/15

Busy week this week! I've been working six days a week for a while, and it doesn't look like ending soon! Reading before bedtime has become my saviour, as it's the main time to relax! I haven't had too much time for shopping, so I'm grateful for these books that appeared on my doorstep. Thank... Continue Reading →

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