Review: The Drake Equation

The Drake Equation by Heather Walsh Heather Walsh 2012 E-book 257 pages Fiction

At twenty-six, Emily Crossley considers herself pretty lucky to have a well-paying job with a small non-profit environmental action organisation called GeoForce. She’s passionate about the cause in a deeply personal way, is organised and resourceful, and has been practically running […]

Review: The Professional Part 1

The Professional: Part 1 by Kresley Cole The Game Maker #1.1 Pocket Star 2013 E-book 120 pages Erotic Romance

Natalie Porter is a Ph.d student of history who has been working two restaurant jobs to help pay for private investigators in Russia, searching for her father, whom she’s never met. She’s lost contact with […]

Review: Fracture Me

Fracture Me by Tahereh Mafi Shatter Me #2.5 HarperCollins 2013 E-book 60 pages YA Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction/Fantasy/Dystopian/Romance

As Omega Point prepares to launch an all-out assault on The Reestablishment soldiers stationed in Sector 45, Adam’s focus couldn’t be further from the upcoming battle. He’s reeling from his breakup with Juliette, scared for his best […]

Review: Varamo

Varamo by C├ęsar Aira Translated by Chris Andrews New Directions 2012 (2002) Paperback 89 pages Fiction; Historical Fiction

Varamo concerns a day in the life of a hapless government employee. After being paid by the ministry in counterfeit money, our unfortunate bureaucrat, Varamo, wanders around all night, then sits down and writes the most […]

Review: The Road to Gundagai

The Road to Gundagai by Jackie French The Matilda Saga #3 Angus & Robertson 2013 Trade Paperback 434 pages YA Historical Fiction

Victoria, 1932. On her sixteenth birthday, Bluebell “Blue” Laurence looks in the mirror of her bedroom in her aunt’s rented house in Willow Creek, and sees a monster. The scars from the […]

Review: just_a_girl

just_a_girl by Kirsten Krauth UWA Publishing 2013 Trade Paperback 259 pages Fiction

Layla is fourteen and living with her mother, Margot, in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales. Her dad, Geoff, is gay and a professional chef living in Queensland. Using the alias, just_a_girl, Layla cruises online chatrooms meeting grown men and arranging […]

Hugh's Library: 6 Fun Reads

Harry and the Dinosaurs Make a Splash by Ian Whybrow Illustrated by Adrian Reynolds Koala Books 2007 Paperback 26 pages Picture Book

Harry and the Dinosaurs Make a Splash is part of the Harry and the Dinosaurs series of picture books, but this was the first one we’d read. Harry has a collection of […]

Review: Right as Rain

Right as Rain by Tricia Stringer Harlequin Mira 2013 Large Format Paperback 387 pages Fiction

Thirty-year-old Mackenna Birch is on her first holiday in years, a trip to New Zealand to research sheep breeding programs. A chef who grew up at Woolly Swamp, a sheep farm in South Australia, Mackenna has been working with […]