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No Two Persons Ever Read The Same Book- Edmund Wilson Hey there! Welcome to my website: a site by a book lover, about books for book lovers. Every month I review books for ABC radio on the 702 program ‘Overnights’. I have the luxury of choosing the books I review…they can be best sellers, new releases or just personal favourites. I get interview authors about their new books coming out which gives my reviews greater depth and insight. I hopeRead more

GREAT MODERN WRITERS: Virginia Woolfe, ‘Mrs Dalloway’

Genre: Classic Fiction I’m starting off my book challenge with an old favourite! I read ‘Mrs Dalloway’ in high school and though it had an impact on me with it’s definition of ‘the perfect hostess’ rereading the book has given me greater insight and appreciation for this classic. To summarise, ‘Mrs Dalloway’ takes place in the space of a single day back in 1923 as Clarissa Dalloway, an upperclass English wife, prepares for a party she is hosting that evening. AsRead more

‘Beautiful Malice’ by Rebecca James

Genre: Fiction This read is a long time coming! I remember reading a great review of this book in the MUST READ section of a Women’s Weekly magazine back in 2010. Then, a few weeks ago I found a mysterious copy in my mother’s library and believed the universe was giving me a nudge to read it. This book is about Katherine, a 17 year old girl who has recently moved away from her shattered family to start afresh inRead more

The Secret Life of Whales by Micheline Jenner

Genre: Non-Fiction This was my holiday read for my recent trip to New Zealand. Didn’t see any whales- still on the bucket list but did see plenty of other gorgeous birds and spectacular scenery. Marine biologist Micheline Jenner has studied whales her entire career. It has become her life in more ways then one, not only in her career but also in her lifestyle. Micheline travels and studies whales with her husband Curt and has raised her family on theRead more

‘Grace Kelly Hollywood Dream Girl’ by Jay Jorgensen & Manoah Bowman

Genre: Coffee Table Book Grace Kelly has just 6 years in the Hollywood spotlight and in that time epitomized onscreen elegance during her brief but unforgettable career. This book is a collection of seldom seen childhood photos, previously unpublished Edith Head wardrobe sketches, original portraits, scene stills, on-set candids and wardrobe test shots. The introduction of this book gives an interesting backstory to her life and early career. She was the middle child in a high achieving, wealth Irish family livingRead more

‘The Infinite Monkey Cage- How to Build a Universe’ by Brian Cox and Robin Ince

Genre: Scientific Non-fiction Based on the BBC Radio 4 Program ‘The Infinite Monkey Cage’ ‘The Infinite Monkey Cage’ is a science radio show that’s been going since 2009, that each week covers very complex scientific topics in layman’s everyday language and it’s a panel show, so it has specialists depending on the topic. For example I listened to the ‘fiercest creatures’ podcast and they had Steve Backshall, the presenter of the show ‘Deadly 60’. This book essentially is just anRead more

‘A Passage of Love’ by Alex Miller

Genre: Autobiographical Fiction  This is my current read and my first Alex Miller. During my time at the bookstore I never got around to reading any of Miller’s books because I felt that if everyone else was reading him….I should read something else. For those who are unfamiliar with this author Alex Miller is a well-known Australian author who has won the prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award twice as well as many other writing awards for his works. Some ofRead more

‘Museum of Modern Love’ by Heather Rose

Genre: Fiction I’m currently halfway through this sensational novel and it’s fast becoming one of my favourite books of 2017! This after months and months of out right saying ‘Nope!’ to the possibility of reading it because I thought it would just be another cheesy romance…well popular won this round- LITERARY WORLD: 1 NESS: 0 . ‘The Museum of Modern Love’ won the 2017 Stella Prize for Fiction. This is a major literary award in Australia and is awarded toRead more