Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading 22/5/17

I had to double check that Monday really was the 22nd – where did that time go? It seems like winter is now on its way, with rain and cold wind which makes for excellent reading weather. Hopefully I'll get more reading done this week, as last week was pretty social. Then there was the... Continue Reading →

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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 →

Mailbox Monday 31/8/15

Well, it's been a busy week! I've been on holiday and am just getting back into the swing of everyday life (like having to get my own breakfast!). I didn't buy as many books as I thought I would, which was probably a good thing because my suitcase was FULL on the way home! I'll... Continue Reading →

Lion Attack! by Oliver Mol

In brief: OIiver's just moved to Melbourne. He works in the KeepCup warehouse. He's excited about working up the courage to ask Lisa out on a date. These are Oliver's thoughts and observations, interspersed with reflections of growing up in Texas. The good: It's raw, funny, and honest and makes you think how privileged we... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday 16/2/15

I think it can be safely said that I'm glad last week is over as it was pure chaos! Luckily for me, it wasn't all bad as there were definitely some highlights in the mailbox. (One of these days I will get to a bookshop!) Let's get straight on to the good stuff! The first... Continue Reading →

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