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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

Sunday Special- Book Market

I’m currently on a mission. To find a first edition ‘Mrs Dalloway’ by Virginia Woolfe 🌹 Haters will say it can’t be done….’they’re too rare!’, ‘they’re worth a fortune!’, ‘no one would get rid of it!’ But I’m the optismistic sort and I live in hope 🍄 What this means is that I’ve taken a extra interest in secondhand bookstores, book bins and book markets! Yesterday there was a massive charity book market at the local school and though IRead more

‘Life of I’ by Anne Mann

  Genre: Nonfiction/Psychology This is a fascinating book that describes the incredible rise of narcissism within individuals and society. Manne uses real life examples of narcissism such as the Lance Armstrong doping scandal, sexual assaults within the military and the horrendous Anders Breivik’s murderous rampage in Norway. She describes how our society has dramatically changed over the years to form an obsession of the self within an ultra competive world fuelled by the social media and celebrity culture. The bookRead more

‘A to Z Great Modern Writers’ by Andy Tuohy with Caroline Taggart

I originally bought this book as a gift and found it so interesting that I bought another copy for myself As the name implies this book is a guide to 52 key modern writers. It provides an ideal introduction to each author as well as suggested works to read. It works alphabetically with a diverse range of authors from Maya Angelou to Simone de Beauvoir to Vladimir Nabokov This is a gorgeous book with Andy Tuohy’s eye-catching art-deco illustrations makingRead more

Books on My Bedside Table

The pile gets higher as I’m developing a bad habit of starting too many books while halfway through others! Oh well…let’s see who made the cut 🙂 -‘The Berlin Novels’ by Christopher Isherwood. I was given this book by boyfriend when we were on a blind book date (we get an hour in a bookstore to choose a book for each other) This edition consists of two of Isherwood’s books: Mr Norris changes trains Goodbye to Berlin -‘Rich People Problem’Read more

‘Lycke’ by Mikaela Bley

Genre: Crime “Nordic noir” the most delicious name for a genre of fiction. Crime novels set in depths of Scandinavia are an ever increasing trend and, if my time working in a book store taught me anything, evokes some very loyal readers. ‘Lycke’ was my introduction into the genre and is a Swedish thriller and the first in the Ellen Tamm series. What was I expecting? I was expecting realism, with believable characters that highlight the complexity of human psychology.Read more

‘The Parcel’ by Anosh Irani

Genre: Fiction This is a new release by an acclaimed and award-winning author and playwright Anoshi Irani was born and raised in Bombay, India until he moved to Vancouver in 1998. His novel ‘The Song of Kahunsha” was nominated for a number of awards and a bestseller in Canada, China and Italy. “The Parcel” has already been nominated for the Governor General’s Award, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize The storyRead more

‘Rich People Problems’ by Kevin Kwan

Genre: Satirical Fiction This is the third in the ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ series. The premise of these stories is about the exorbitant wealth and exclusive elite society of Singapore. It centres around three superrich, pedigree Chinese families. The first book called, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ centres around the hilarious gossip, backstabbing and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the largest fortunes in Asia brings home an ABC (American born Chinese) Each book delves deeper into the comical livesRead more