Category Archives: Books I like

A bookish game we can all play

Our minds make connections in strange and wonderful ways. I’m sure we’ve all had the experience of thinking about one thing, only to find, a couple of minutes later, that we’re thinking about something else entirely. But there was a

A bookish game we can all play

Our minds make connections in strange and wonderful ways. I’m sure we’ve all had the experience of thinking about one thing, only to find, a couple of minutes later, that we’re thinking about something else entirely. But there was a

Welcome Book Clubbers! We’re Discussing 2 Big Books This Month …

Okay, so I set myself an enormous challenge last month. For this month’s book club, I was going to discuss the Booker Prize winning The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton and The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert. Have you

Welcome Book Clubbers! We’re Discussing 2 Big Books This Month …

Okay, so I set myself an enormous challenge last month. For this month’s book club, I was going to discuss the Booker Prize winning The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton and The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert. Have you

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

A Best Books List (For Kids and Grown-Ups) That’s Not the Same as Everyone Else’s!

I’ve been reading through all the lists of best books of 2013 and they are all very same-y. The Christmas book catalogues are also astonishingly alike. I’m sure the books featured are all terrific but you could be forgiven for

A Best Books List (For Kids and Grown-Ups) That’s Not the Same as Everyone Else’s!

I’ve been reading through all the lists of best books of 2013 and they are all very same-y. The Christmas book catalogues are also astonishingly alike. I’m sure the books featured are all terrific but you could be forgiven for

A 10 Year Old Girl With a Padlocked Diary

When I was young, say around 10, I used to keep a diary. It had a pink and green cover with a padlock on the side so I could keep out all who wanted to prise open its covers and

A 10 Year Old Girl With a Padlocked Diary

When I was young, say around 10, I used to keep a diary. It had a pink and green cover with a padlock on the side so I could keep out all who wanted to prise open its covers and

Bookish Words of Wisdom #3 – The sweet, clean world of dreams

I’ve been blogging a bit about writing and money lately so I had to share this gorgeous quote. I’m reading New York Diaries, edited by Teresa Carpenter, after hearing about it on my favourite website, Brain Pickings. New York Diaries

Bookish Words of Wisdom #3 – The sweet, clean world of dreams

I’ve been blogging a bit about writing and money lately so I had to share this gorgeous quote. I’m reading New York Diaries, edited by Teresa Carpenter, after hearing about it on my favourite website, Brain Pickings. New York Diaries

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

Win a Pack of 12 Books!

We all love a good book giveaway, so here’s a GREAT book giveaway. I’m banding together with my Writers Ask Writers group to give away 12 books. The pack of books includes the latest novels by Dawn Barker, Annabel Smith,

Win a Pack of 12 Books!

We all love a good book giveaway, so here’s a GREAT book giveaway. I’m banding together with my Writers Ask Writers group to give away 12 books. The pack of books includes the latest novels by Dawn Barker, Annabel Smith,