I was asked by Melbourne Writers Festival to write an ode to the tome, a love letter to three books that have had a profound effect on my reading experience. Each of these books is uniquely written in a distinct and diverse form, though each has left an enduring mark on my mind. All three … Continue reading An Ode to the Tome – Melbourne Writers Festival
I'm off on a road trip friends and the most important decision was: what do I bring to read? Decisions were made. Books were selected. But what made the cut? A mix of fun, easy reads and a few short but serious novels to sink my teeth into, that's what. Look below for details. Practical … Continue reading Hello Holidays.
I'm lying here on a beautiful sunny day sick in bed. In order to make it more tolerable I have imbibed copious amounts of tea and turned to my books. I found myself searching for my old copy of Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery for a comforting read akin to spending time … Continue reading Five lessons we can all learn from Anne Shirley.
I think it's quite clear from my lack of posting in recent weeks, that I've been in a bit of a winter rut. My motivation to blog has been at an all time low and even my desire to read has been more than a little dormant. The only thing to do was to roll … Continue reading Winter Blues.
If there is anything us book lovers have in common (apart from books, of course) it has to be the overwhelming pile of unread books at our disposal. This anxiety-inducing pile full of unknown wonders (and a shocker or two, no doubt) is what I want to discuss today. How do you keep track of … Continue reading TBR Talk.
Earlier in the year, you may recall, I posted about the Reading Women Challenge that I was planning to participate in. As with most good intentions it has fallen slightly to the wayside over the past few months and yet I have managed to complete another five prompts, which I'll discuss below. Are you reading … Continue reading Reading Women 2018 Challenge Update.
I'm afraid I've been a little slack and neglecting you all. As a peace offering I give you a list of my favourite books for book lovers. Each of these books are about books, libraries or bookstores. Something all book lovers can appreciate and lose themselves within. Have a look below, tell me what you … Continue reading Books for Book Lovers.
The Book Ninja is released in Australia today and is a fun and quirky contemporary about Frankie and her quest to find a man. A man who shares her impeccable taste in literature. In an effort to find her Prince Bookworm Frankie releases her favourite novels on trains with her contact details tucked inside. A … Continue reading My book trail of bread crumbs…
I decided to approach my reading challenge differently this year. Numerically I set my goal fairly low and achievable again at 52 reads, one book per week of the year. I'm not interested in reading for a number, especially after proving to myself I can read a large amount of books if I want to … Continue reading Reading Women 2018 Challenge
After my monstrous efforts last year of fifty reads from Aussie women, where to next? Well let me show you what is on my pile for 2018. Salt Creek, Lucy Treloar - Set locally along the Coorong (how could I not add it to my list?) this novel looks at the remote and inhospitable life in … Continue reading The Aussie lady love continues.