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 →

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Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 16/7/18

Last week I got a dose of the winter lurgy like so many others so I didn't get much done except resting on the couch! Lucky the nice postie brings the parcels to the door…look at the fleeting sunshine! The Mere Wife by Maria Dahvana Headley arrived thanks to Scribe. Published on the 30th July,... 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 →

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 →

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