As I did last year, I’m paying less attention to four and five star ratings and more attention to the books that are still speaking to me. Continue reading
This month’s rewind includes my favourite book for 2014 (and possibly for this year as well) – Continue reading
01. The Melbourne Writers Festival 2017 program was launched this week. I’m excited about Heather Rose, Jennifer Down, Christine Kenneally, Tracy Chevalier and Maxine Beneba Clarke. Also: Grenville, Tsiolkas, Laguna, Krien, Joosten. It’s going to be a busy ten days. Continue reading
It doesn’t seem quite right doing a literary mixtape for a book that I loved so much. Because I should be telling you why I loved it, and urging you to read it. Read this review and also this one – they sum up why it’s ace. Now off you go and read it.
5/5 Magnificent. Continue reading
It’s been a solid reading year. According to Goodreads I’ve read 37 books. Here are my top picks so far – Continue reading
Cathy at 746 Books is hosting the 20 Books of Summer reading challenge again this year. I’m joining in, with a particular effort to read from my stacks of hard copies. The challenge is straightforward – read twenty books between June 1st and September 3rd. Continue reading
01. Tuesday was the best and worst of days. Best because: a friend saw this post and bought me a copy of The Glorious Heresies for my birthday (YAY! When I published the list, I hadn’t thought about all the hints it would provide…).
02. Also best because same friend and I went to see Love & Friendship and it was hilarious – it’s Austen, but all wit and no romance.
This week’s TTT topic is ‘Ten Books You’d Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed You A Fully Loaded Gift Card’ but really, ten is stupid when what I actually *need* is at least a hundred.
How about we make this the first week of Top One Hundred Tuesday? Continue reading
Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.
This week, the three samples I’ve selected are the three books on the Baileys Prize 2016 shortlist that I haven’t read (yet). Continue reading