Book Review – Catching Teller Crow by Ambelimn Kwaymullina and Ezekiel Kwaymullina

  There is so much to love about this story, and if I may be a bit geeky, the title is one of those things. It's so clever, because while the title as a whole makes sense, each word in the title is also the name of a character. Beth Teller is the first character … Continue reading Book Review – Catching Teller Crow by Ambelimn Kwaymullina and Ezekiel Kwaymullina

Book Review – The Vanishing Witch by Karen Maitland

Set in the 1300's in England, this is a story of witchcraft. It's filled with a cast of characters: there's a wool merchant, his wife, two sons, and their two servants. There's a wealthy widow and her adult son and young daughter, and their servant. There's a boatman and his wife and children. And there's … Continue reading Book Review – The Vanishing Witch by Karen Maitland

Book Review – Just One Word, Just One Smile by Tony Caplice

  This is a bit different to my usual read. I don't usually read memoir, but I've heard Tony talk about his book a couple of times now, and he read a section of his book out at the Little Laneway Festival, in November last year, and I had to read more. The story is … Continue reading Book Review – Just One Word, Just One Smile by Tony Caplice

2018: What a Year!

2018 was immense! For someone who prefers to be a hermit and hide away at home this year has pushed me miles outside my comfort zone! I've home schooled my children through grades 4 and 6, and started sporadic lessons a lot earlier than planned for my 4 year old who is insistent that she … Continue reading 2018: What a Year!

My favourite books of 2018

Some of my favourite books that I purchased this year...I don't think I've managed to post even one book review this year, though I've read so many fantastic books. So here's a list of my favourites. (Note: this is not necessarily a list of books published this year, but rather a list of my favourites … Continue reading My favourite books of 2018

#AWW2017 Review – The Spare Room by Kathryn Lomer

A couple of years ago I saw Kathryn Lomer in conversation with Cate Kennedy, a fantastic conversation about writing that encouraged me to buy at least one book by each of these fantastic authors. I bought 'talk under water' by Kathryn, and loved it, so I was really looking forward to reading this one, and I wasn't disappointed. … Continue reading #AWW2017 Review – The Spare Room by Kathryn Lomer

Book Week Challenge – A-Z of Characters from Australian Children’s Stories

This post is a few weeks late, I know. The last fortnight I've had a run of sick children, my son, then my daughters, then my son again, then me and hubby. I haven't read a lot over this time, though I do still have a couple of books that I've read, but haven't yet reviewed, … Continue reading Book Week Challenge – A-Z of Characters from Australian Children’s Stories

#AWW2016 Review – A Kiss From Mr Fitzgerald by Natasha Lester #kissfitz

I've been a follower of Natasha Lester's blog for some time now - she always has fantastic information for writers - even before I'd read any of her novels! I think I fell in love with 'A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald' from the moment I first read about it, and I certainly was not disappointed. 'A … Continue reading #AWW2016 Review – A Kiss From Mr Fitzgerald by Natasha Lester #kissfitz

Top 10 Aussie Books to Read Before you Die

This post is a follow-up to a post from 2012 with the same title.   At that time (Dec 2012 - four years ago!!), I'd watched the final episode of 'The First Tuesday Book Club' for that year, during which they announced the top 10 Great Aussie books, as voted by viewers throughout the year. … Continue reading Top 10 Aussie Books to Read Before you Die

Interview – Historical Fiction Author – Barbara Gaskell Denvil

I’m a little bit excited, because this week on the blog I’m interviewing a fellow historical author – Barbara Gaskell Denvil! Barbara’s latest book ‘Fair Weather’ has just been released and she’s come over to have a chat about the book and her writing process. Welcome Barbara! To begin with, can you tell us a … Continue reading Interview – Historical Fiction Author – Barbara Gaskell Denvil