Thanks to Allen and Unwin for a copy of this adorable story. Wonderful Feels Like This is a story of an unlikely friendship between a bullied fourteen year old, Steffi, who is learning bass guitar and an old man living in a nursing home, Alvar, who was once a jazz musician. The two bond over Povel Ramel, … Continue reading Wonderful Feels Like This – Sara Lovestam
What would you do faced with the knowledge of your own mortality? Death is something we all think about and come into contact with sooner or later, it is something we cannot escape. It is final. It is a mystery. It is something that is met with both fascination and reluctance. Sometimes it strikes like … Continue reading Mortality: A study.
Sometimes you just know you are going to fall in love with a book. After hearing Simpson talk about this novel at Adelaide Writers Week I rushed over to buy my own copy. I have an affinity for the Australian book and the descriptions of the scenery had me entranced from just the small excerpt … Continue reading Where The Trees Were – Inga Simpson
I received a copy of this as part of my Sensei Subscription with Books on the Rail (guaranteed great read each month). I was so excited to receive Pachinko after seeing it all over #bookstagram, plus I have always been fascinated with the complexities of Japanese culture. I started reading this book on much lunch break at … Continue reading Pachinko – Min Jin Lee
Easter has just ended for another year. A weekend of family, friend, drinks and too much food. Time for a detox? Definitely not. Another Wednesday, another bottle of wine. This week embarrassingly enough I have already drained the bottle I wanted to discuss. Proof that it is a great drop? Most definitely. What wine am … Continue reading Wine & Words Wednesday 19/04/17
I learnt something this week. Two of the most notable literary prizes in Australia are the Miles Franklin Award, celebrating literary meriting novels that depict phases of Australian life, and the Stella Prize for exemplary literary works by Australian women. What I did know was that both these awards are celebrating the same person. Stella … Continue reading The Stella Prize 2017
The Museum of Modern Love was a great change of pace for me. This book was a little lighter, a little more playful than some of my more recent reads. It does however contain a fascinating concept that drew me in form the very beginning. This book follows the performance by artist Marina Abramovic called … Continue reading The Museum of Modern Love -Heather Rose