Category Archives: Australian Women Writers Challenge

Welcome to My New Book Club!

I love chatting to people about books. And I’m sure most of you love chatting about books too. So, brand new for this year, I’ve created a Video Book Club! Each month I’ll record a short video where I talk about

Welcome to My New Book Club!

I love chatting to people about books. And I’m sure most of you love chatting about books too. So, brand new for this year, I’ve created a Video Book Club! Each month I’ll record a short video where I talk about

Australian Women Writers Challenge Round-Up

2013 was the first year in which I participated in the Australian Women Writers Challenge, the goal of which is to promote the reading and discussion of books written by Australian women writers. This is obviously a topic dear to

Australian Women Writers Challenge Round-Up

2013 was the first year in which I participated in the Australian Women Writers Challenge, the goal of which is to promote the reading and discussion of books written by Australian women writers. This is obviously a topic dear to

2 More Reviews for the Australian Women Writers Challenge

Today I’m reviewing a couple of first books. As I’ve said before, I like authors’ first books. I like their flaws, I like that you can often see in them the author who will emerge in the next book and

2 More Reviews for the Australian Women Writers Challenge

Today I’m reviewing a couple of first books. As I’ve said before, I like authors’ first books. I like their flaws, I like that you can often see in them the author who will emerge in the next book and

3 Great Historical Novels by Australian Women Writers

I’ve been reading so many books by Australian women writers this year, and I was doing so well with the Australian Women Writers reading and reviewing challenge. I had reviewed 7 books by July but since then, while I’ve read

3 Great Historical Novels by Australian Women Writers

I’ve been reading so many books by Australian women writers this year, and I was doing so well with the Australian Women Writers reading and reviewing challenge. I had reviewed 7 books by July but since then, while I’ve read

For a truly funny book about motherhood, look no further …

I haven’t laughed out loud when I’ve read a book in such a long time. I certainly haven’t laughed so much that I’ve had tears rolling down my cheeks, to the point where my husband felt moved to put down

For a truly funny book about motherhood, look no further …

I haven’t laughed out loud when I’ve read a book in such a long time. I certainly haven’t laughed so much that I’ve had tears rolling down my cheeks, to the point where my husband felt moved to put down

Gillian Mears’ heartbreaking book: Foal’s Bread

I finished Foal’s Bread By Gillian Mears about a month ago but it has taken me all that time to be able to articulate my sentiments about the book. It is a difficult book to compress into the space of

Gillian Mears’ heartbreaking book: Foal’s Bread

I finished Foal’s Bread By Gillian Mears about a month ago but it has taken me all that time to be able to articulate my sentiments about the book. It is a difficult book to compress into the space of

Good wives and missing husbands: my latest reads

Two very different books by two West Australian women writers have been on my reading pile this month: How to Be a Good Wife by Emma Chapman and Finding Jasper by Lynne Leonhardt. How to be a Good Wife by

Good wives and missing husbands: my latest reads

Two very different books by two West Australian women writers have been on my reading pile this month: How to Be a Good Wife by Emma Chapman and Finding Jasper by Lynne Leonhardt. How to be a Good Wife by

Black never goes out of fashion

I bought Madeleine St John’s book The Women in Black on a whim at a Save the Children Book Sale about three years ago and it has sat looking stylish on my shelf ever since. I’ve pulled it out a couple

Black never goes out of fashion

I bought Madeleine St John’s book The Women in Black on a whim at a Save the Children Book Sale about three years ago and it has sat looking stylish on my shelf ever since. I’ve pulled it out a couple

What happens when a book gets it right?

I’ve been thinking a lot about the balance a writer needs to strike between crafting beautiful sentences, tackling issues that make the reader think deeply and creating a story so compelling that the reader has no choice but to keep

What happens when a book gets it right?

I’ve been thinking a lot about the balance a writer needs to strike between crafting beautiful sentences, tackling issues that make the reader think deeply and creating a story so compelling that the reader has no choice but to keep

Jordan’s Nine Days: one of the best books I’ve read lately

I love it when a book proves me wrong. Toni Jordan’s Nine Days did just that. The idea of the book is fantastic – that it is the story of the photograph on the front cover, showing a woman hoisted

Jordan’s Nine Days: one of the best books I’ve read lately

I love it when a book proves me wrong. Toni Jordan’s Nine Days did just that. The idea of the book is fantastic – that it is the story of the photograph on the front cover, showing a woman hoisted