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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

‘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

Books on my Beside Table

University break is upon us! It’s a time to catch up on study and clock up some much needed sleep. For me, it’s also brings the air of freedom to read what I want. The air is warm and breezy here in Sydney at the moment….i.e. my absolute favourite time of year because it means Summer is coming which means Christmas is just around the corner! So this morning I donned some summer slacks and made a pile of booksRead more

‘Koala Bare’ by Jackie French Illustrated by Matt Shanks

Genre: Picture Book Jackie French. She is synonymous with my childhood bedtime stories (specifically Diary of a Wombat) and she’s written dozens and dozens since and her latest ‘Koala Bare’ continues her Aussie theme Jackie is legendary for. A grumpy koala. Need I say more? What I will say is that can never sound more like a tourist by saying ‘koala bear’. The character reminds me of me when I was little, my mother likes to say, as the youngestRead more

‘The Choke’ by Sophie Laguna

  Genre: Australian Fiction “I never had words to ask anybody the questions, so I never had the answers” -The Choke  ‘The Choke’ is the latest novel by critically acclaimed author Sophie Laguna. Laguna won the 2015 Miles Franklin Literary Award for her novel ‘Eye of the Sheep’ and this latest work has been highly anticipated and already received a lot of praise. This is the story of a young girl called Justine who, after being abandoned by her motherRead more

‘SLOW- Live Life Slow’ by Brooke McAlary

Genre: Lifestyle Slowing down. Something we’re countlessly told to do but seldom have the opportunity to do. There’s always things to do, stuff to buy and work to be done. I find myself having the most freedom I’ll probably ever have, my time and my money are my own (and I’m so grateful for that) but as the days pass I’m noticing that more and more responsibility is being handed to me. That’s why I jumped at the opportunity toRead more

‘Give Me The Child’ by Mel McGrath

Genre: Psychological Thriller “Imagine that your doorbell rings in the middle of the night. You open the door to the police. Your husband’s eleven-year-old love-child stands between them- a daughter you never knew he had. Her mother has been found dead in their south London flat. She has nowhere else to go. Would you take her in?” -back cover  Dr Cat Lupo, a psychologist specialising in psychopathic children, who is haunted by her own experiences of psychosis and issues ofRead more