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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

READING CHALLENGE! Is it good, great or classic?

I’m very excited to announce my first reading challenge! Earlier this year I saw this book ‘A-Z Great Modern Writers’ compiled by Caroline Taggart and planned to give it as a graduation present. The truth is though, after looking through this book, I loved it so much that I kept it for myself (like I really needed an excuse to walk back into the bookstore and find another present (: ) This is a book is has 52 authors, theseRead more

SPECIAL EDITION! What I’m Listening To- May Edition

When I was 16, I went through a Beatles phase…didn’t we all (sigh*) and I still love them. On road trips I ALWAYS take three or four albums to listen to- CDs aren’t dead! They’re just an advanced to a luxury item (: In celebration of the 50th Anniversary release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (my FAVOURITE album and arguably The Beatles best) I’ve pulled out all my Beatlemania books and DVDs. The piece de resistance is the Sgt.Read more

‘A Monster Calls’ by Patrick Ness

Genre: Young Adult/Fiction I loved this book! Even though it’s classified as a young adult book and has the protagonist of a teenage boy, it deals with the concepts of life and death as maturely as any adult fiction book would. This book is about a monster that shows up in the middle of the night. Who is ancient and wise and is there to tell Conor three stories and afterwards Conor must tell his story. However, this is notRead more

‘Tokyo Style Guide’ by Jane Lawson

Genre: Travel This book was reviewed on the ABC radio program ‘Overnights with Rod Quinn’ as part of my Christmas special. The podcast of the review is available under the ‘Podcasts’ tab if you want to hear the full review (: I was lucky enough to receive a copy of this book before my upcoming trip to Japan and I was able to use the book while I was in Tokyo. So this review is first hand experience. I alsoRead more

How to make linguistics sexy MOVIE/BOOK COMPARISON ‘Arrival’ and ‘The Story of Your Life’ by Ted Chiang

Genre: Science Fiction This book was reviewed on the ABC radio program ‘Overnights with Rod Quinn’ as part of my Christmas special. The podcast of the review is available under the ‘Podcasts’ tab if you want to hear the full review (: In Novemeber I saw the movie ‘Arrival’ starring Amy Adams and directed by Denis Villeneuve. To be frank, I normally can’t stand science fiction movies, there always far too complicated and I lose interest….however, my better half, whoRead more

‘The Riviera Set’ by Mary S. Lovell

 Genre: Non-fiction This book was reviewed on the ABC radio program ‘Overnights with Rod Quinn’ as part of my Christmas special. The podcast of the review is available under the ‘Podcasts’ tab if you want to hear the full review (: I have a devastating habit of not finishing non-fiction books and yes…this has been one of them. However! The point of difference with this book is that I’ve kept thinking about it and I’ve been meaning to go backRead more

‘The Hidden Life of Trees- What They Feel, How They Communicate’ by Peter Wohlleben

Genre: Non-fiction/Gardening This book was reviewed on the ABC radio program ‘Overnights with Rod Quinn’ as part of my Christmas special. The podcast of the review is available under the ‘Podcasts’ tab if you want to hear the full review 🙂 It’s Autumn time here in Sydney and the landscape is spectacular. Lately, when I’ve taken my dog for a walk, I’ve also brought along my camera to chapter some of the different colours around at the moment (it mayRead more