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 […]

Books in Discussion - Round 2

I have a couple of spare hours and will endeavour to cover more of my backlog: books read over the past twelve months that I never had time to review. It’ll be so nice to clear away another pile of books off my desk!

The Tribe trilogy has to be one of the best Young […]

Australian Women Writers Challenge - 2015 Wrap-up

Last year, I aimed to read 40 books by Australian women writers, and ended up reading 10. This year, I aimed for 10 and hoped to do better than that. I ended up reading sixteen novels and included 2 picture books – I read a tonne of picture books and try to review the […]

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

The last It’s Monday! post I wrote was on the 30th of March; I’ve been able to get onto the computer and write a few posts since then but not a whole lot, I’ll be honest. Work is just overwhelmingly busy and stressful; before today I don’t think I’d even turned on my […]

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?


I’m not even going to look at my recent posting history; I know it’s atrocious but I have good reasons! I’ve been working full-time since late January and am crazy busy. I’ve barely turned on my computer in the last few months. Needless to say, I haven’t actually finished very many books and […]

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

Happy Australia Day!!

To celebrate, I’m taking part in the Australia Day Book Giveaway Blog Hop – open internationally. Don’t forget to check out all the other participating blogs.

Another fairly quiet week last week, with typically mixed weather, little reviewing achieved (I am seriously behind again) and some good books read. I […]

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

I’ve been having lots of quiet days at home, looking after my son and trying to catch up on reading and reviewing. Seems like I can’t break the 4-books-to-review pile! At the moment it’s sitting on five, with one left from December to do. I’m really hoping to catch up completely before the […]

2014: The Year in Review and My Top Ten

Books Read in 2014: 71 — including:

Books by Female Authors: 55 Books by Male Authors: 15 Adult Books: 50 (all genres) Children’s/YA Novels: 13 Picture Books (new/own): 8 Non-Fiction: 3 Memoirs: 1 Plays: 1 (but 2 different editions) Fantasy: 10 Science Fiction: 3 Speculative/Magical Realism: 5 Romance: 11 Classics: 1 Historical Fiction: 10

Total […]