Australia in Print: AusReading Month (November)

I just learned about this today, and so glad I did! Brona over at Brona’s Books – a fantastic book blog that highlights Australian books of all genres – is hosting the AusReading Month in November. As she explains, she created AusReading Month – part of the “Australia in Print” project – to coincide […]

Review: The Keeping Place

The Keeping Place by Isobelle Carmody The Obernewtyn Chronicles #4 Viking 1999 Trade Paperback 754 pages Fantasy; YA Fantasy; Post-Apocalyptic Fiction; Dystopian Fiction

This review contains spoilers.

Spring is arriving to the highlands, where Obernewtyn – the big sprawling mansion and farm that is home to a large group of Talented and unTalented Misfits […]

Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin Mara Dyer #1 Simon Pulse 2012 (2011) Trade Paperback 452 pages YA Romance/Horror/Urban Fantasy/Mystery

Mara Dyer isn’t her real name. In a letter at the beginning of the story, Mara explains that it’s a pseudonym, and that without her, “no one would know that a seventeen-year-old […]

Review: Ashling

Ashling by Isobelle Carmody The Obernewtyn Chronicles #3 Viking 1995 Trade Paperback 522 pages Fantasy; YA Fantasy

This review contains spoilers.

Re-reading the third book in the Obernewtyn Chronicles, I was quickly reminded of why it was my favourite for such a long time: things REALLY start happening, on so many levels.

A […]

Review: Telegraph Avenue

Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon Harper 2012 Advanced Reader’s Copy (paperback) 465 pages Fiction

Telegraph Avenue, a strip of mostly hanging-in-there shops and a funeral parlour in Oakland, California, is home to Brokeland Records, a rare and secondhand vinyl record shop run by old friends, Archy Stallings and Nat Jaffe. It’s August 2004, Archy’s […]

Telegraph Avenue Read-Along - Part 5

Well we’ve come to the end of the Telegraph Avenue Read-Along, hosted by Emily at As the Crowe Flies (And Reads!), with one section left to talk about.

Scroll down to the bottom of the post for links to the previous read-along posts, and visit Emily’s blog for links to the other participants’ […]

Review: All That I Am

All That I Am by Anna Funder Penguin 2012 (2011) Trade Paperback 363 pages Historical Fiction

“I am a vessel of memory in a world of forgetting.”

Ruth Becker has lived a long, eventful life, and now, in her 90’s and living alone in Sydney, a manuscript from a friend long since dead […]

Review: The Farseekers

The Farseekers by Isobelle Carmody The Obernewtyn Chronicles #2 Puffin Books 1993 (1990) Mass Market Paperback 326 pages Fantasy; YA Fantasy

This review contains some spoilers of the first book.

It has been two years since the climactic events of the first book, Obernewtyn, occurred. Elspeth is about seventeen years old and still recovering […]