The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood Published by Vintage Classics on May 25th 2017 Pages: 336 Goodreads NOW A SMASH-HIT CHANNEL 4 TV SERIESWITH A NEW INTRODUCTION FROM MARGARET ATWOOD The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent […]

Randomly Shelves or Something

My brilliantly aptly distractingly named new series continues. Where I randomly select two books from my shelves and attempt to find a link. I do not promise it will be a good link, only that it will be a link. It might be anything at all. One thing I do promise is that the link will not be […]

Oz Comic-Con Melbourne 2017 Interviews

This year I attended Oz Comic-Con with the view to getting more interviews. It took me three weeks to think of a question, it turned out to be suitable for both authors and artists alike so that’s what happened. I’m always amazed at how hearable the interviews are despite me using really basic equipment. Yes, […]

Randomly Shelves or Something

by Afferbeck Lauder, Steven Caires My brilliantly aptly distractingly named new series continues. Where I randomly select two books from my shelves and attempt to find a link. I do not promise it will be a good link, only that it will be a link. It might be anything at all. One thing I do promise is that […]

Famous Detective Stories: True Tales of Australian Crime

Famous Detective Stories: True Tales of Australian Crime by Amelia Hartney Published by NLA Publishing Pages: 177 Goodreads From the notorious Louisa Collins in 1880s NSW, who murdered two husbands with rat poison, to a blazing shoot-out featuring prominent underworld figure Antonio Martini at Taronga Zoo in the 1940s, this book features stories of true […]

Randomly Shelves or Something

My brilliantly aptly named new series continues. Where I randomly select two books from my shelves and attempt to find a link. I do not promise it will be a good link, only that it will be a link. It might be anything at all. One thing I do promise is that the link will not be […]

Mao’s Last Dancer – Li Cunxin

Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin Published by Penguin Group (Australia) Pages: 497 Goodreads Before you fly, you have to be free. This is my story. Here is my recollection of those years growing up in Mao’s China. It is my family’s history. It is my journey, from my earliest memories, through discovering dance, to […]

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