Australian Women Writers Challenge - 2016 Wrap-up

I have been participating in the Australian Women Writers Challenge for a few years now – I track my progress here – and it’s by far my favourite of all the challenges (yes, including the one I used to host!).

In 2016, I set myself the goal of reading and reviewing 10 books by Australian […]

The Shelves Are Groaning - VII/04

This is my first SAG post since January, and while I haven’t been buying books nearly frequently as I used to, I do still have quite a few new titles for my shelves. Actually, the list is a lot longer than I realised …!

Worldshaker by Richard Harland – YA Speculative Fiction: Fantasy; […]

The Shelves Are Groaning - XI/01

I can’t believe it’s already the 11th of January. I can’t believe it’s already 2015! Crazy. I won’t be doing too many of these posts this year as we’ll be on a single income and things will be tight, but I’ve picked up some great books in the last month or so to share with […]

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

Okay then, only a month between It’s Monday! posts, that’s not too bad. I am officially on holiday now until February, and have a lot to catch up on. My summer reading plan is humongous, and no doubt too ambitious, especially since I’ll have my three-year-old home with me three days a week. […]

The Shelves Are Groaning - XI/12

I didn’t have time to do a SAG post in November; I haven’t been buying or otherwise acquiring many books lately, but a pile has accumulated regardless. Most of these are finds from op-shops and the local tip shop, which I’m always excited about.

Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe […]

The First Page ~ Us by David Nicholls

I reviewed this book recently, having received it from the publisher for a TLC Book Tour, and found the first page to be just wonderful. Kinda sad, but the way it’s told, the way it captures the protagonist’s voice and personality so well, so quickly, and for all the questions it immediately raised, it’s great […]

The First Page ~ The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Last week we were all very excited to hear of Tasmanian author Richard Flanagan’s Man Booker win with his recent novel – a book I’ve had on my shelf since watching the discussion about it on the ABC’s The Book Club in December 2013 (back when I wasn’t working and could stay up past 10pm […]

The Shelves Are Groaning - XIV/10

I haven’t been buying or otherwise acquiring many books lately – a marked change from my habits of last year! – but here are the few titles that I’ve added to my shelves recently.

Decorating Cakes by the Australian Women’s Weekly – Cookbook.

Publisher’s Summary: “Have you always dreamed of decorating your […]