The 20 Books of Summer reading challenge drew to a close on Melbourne’s first distinctly-Spring-like day (it was 21 degrees here yesterday and glorious). I don’t have trouble reading 20 books in the allotted time (this year I read 20.5 hard copies and listened to six audiobooks) however I am a bit behind on reviews… Continue reading
Can you see Tayari Jones in the pic above? She looks tiny but I had to show off the magnificent Capitol Theatre, one of the venues for this year’s Melbourne Writers Festival.
I managed four sessions on my first Festival day. The highlights: Continue reading
The MWF 2019 program was announced at 7pm. I’ve been busy since then making long lists of authors, events, dates and times.
The theme this year is ‘When We Talk About Love’. I LOVE the graphics and that sparkly heart (and a friend quite rightly pointed out that they need to have this vase everywhere, at all the venues). Continue reading
Warning, if you loved An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (and that’s everyone, including Barack Obama), look away now.
I am in the minority. Other than the premise, I didn’t like anything about this book. Continue reading
01. Obsessed by the thought of this (particularly the staircase bit). Continue reading
Cathy at 746 Books is hosting the 20 Books of Summer reading challenge again this year. As Cathy states, it’s the most relaxed reading challenge you’ll participate in (swap books out, change your target, do whatever). Continue reading
I’ve read 93 Kindle samples this year – downloading sample chapters is better than impulse buying books… I think. Of the 93 I’ve read, I’ve said ‘yes’ to 44. Of those that I’ve said yes to, five I now own and one I’ve read. Continue reading
This is my annual community service to book-bloggers – a list of the books that appear most frequently on all of the lists (37 of them) I listed on Best Books of 2018 – A List of Lists.
Here it is, the 2018 Commonly-Agreed-by-the-People-Who-Publish-Best-of-2018-Book-Lists-Before-December-31 top 50 books. 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, all three books are titles from my ‘I’m waiting for…’ list. Continue reading
Commitment to reduce the TBR stack…? What commitment?