Monday 15/2/16: In the Mailbox & What I’m Reading

Yep, it was more than hot last week. Well over 40˚C some days – just too hot to do anything much! I didn't do a great deal of reading – I think everyone was primarily focused on finding somewhere cool. My lovely parcel post man continued working and bought several goodies to the door: The... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday 19/10/15

The Ikea catalogue arrived fairly recently (not sure how it's delivered elsewhere, but here it's by a car throwing them out the window) and I got the desire to read Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix. It's about a homewares store called Orsk that might be haunted and is set out just like an Ikea catalogue. Please... Continue Reading →

A Game for all the Family by Sophie Hannah

In brief: Justine has moved from London to do Nothing. But when her daughter tells her that her best friend George has been expelled from school wrongfully, Justine is determined to fight. Things start to go pear-shaped when she's told George doesn't exist and the threatening phone calls start… The good: Absolutely unputdownable – you'll... 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 →

Mailbox Monday 9/6/14

We've had some lovely winter days this week – it's been really pleasant to sit outside and enjoy the sun (in moderation, of course). I couldn't resist a little book splurge recently thanks to a discount voucher. Here's what I bought – two very different books. Lick by Kylie Scott is an eBook, now paperback,... Continue Reading →

New month, new books!

After managing to read 12 books in January (pretty good – although not all of them were huge chunksters), I'm always looking forward to new releases (especially when I have gift vouchers burning a hole in my pocket)! Here's what I've got my eye on (all release dates are Australian): From the publisher's website: Four... Continue Reading →

Lasting Damage by Sophie Hannah

A quick rundown… A taut psychological thriller where a murder scene on a house walkthrough video only appears for one person. Is Connie losing the plot? Strengths: Makes you rethink your thoughts on what's happening – many times over. Weaknesses: Connie can be a bit of an annoying character, as she's so unsure of herself. Why... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday 22/10/12

Yes, Mailbox Monday-ers, I went to the bookshop just for you. Well, more for me. I just like to browse bookstores. Above is the new release pile at a local store. I didn't come away empty handed: This was on my wish list for Christmas, so it's a 'to me, from me'. I didn't expect... Continue Reading →

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