Rare Unsigned Copy – Simon Petrie

My lovely little plugin has given you the synopsis which isn’t too bad for a description of the contents of this little tome. I bought this some time ago wanting to support the author, I’d known of him for some time but this is the first time I’ve managed to actually hold his book in […]

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 […]

Enough Rope 3 – Andrew Denton

Here’s a classic for you. A really old book, all the way from 2005…the good old days. Andrew Denton is the Interview King, it’s a real pity he’s stopped. He was fair, he was compassionate and often the questions came out of left-field giving us much more intimate answers than anyone else could have gotten. I particularly […]

I like being right et al

Being Right I love being right, it’s a fabulous feeling and in this case it shows I do have some idea of what I’m talking about. Back in December 2015 I wrote about Susan May. I told Stephen King he’d better move over and relinquish his position on Amazon. May is now celebrating yet another […]

Milk – Beverley Farmer

Milk – Beverley Farmer

It’s another of those I-have-no-idea-how-this-got-on-my-TBR-pile books. I don’t recall hearing of Beverley Farmer before but I read it anyway as I love Australian books and I love short stories. These stories are all about love in various guises. There’s no real romance in here, the romance between two people who are in love but there […]

The White Mouse by Nancy Wake

The White Mouse by Nancy Wake

What is there to say about this book? Not much except that I absolutely loved it. I knew of Nancy Wake long before I saw this book, I knew a very small part of her story and I knew that she was an amazing woman. What I didn’t know was how amazing and how much she […]

As the Twig is Bent – Terry Lane

As the Twig is Bent – Terry Lane

This is such an interesting book. Terry Lane examines the nature versus nurture theory by interviewing 16 Australians who were prominent in the 1970s. They are from many different walks of life and the story they tell is then woven into shape in the final chapter. I took each chapter as it came and didn’t look […]

Randomly Shelves or Something

On this day I really should be writing something about Carrie Fisher or Richard Adams, but my feelings are a bit raw at present. Instead I’m continuing on with my normal scheduled article and will revisit both of them at some later stage. It was not a good day to wake up. My brilliantly aptly […]

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 […]

Children’s Literature

I’m taking two subjects in trimester three over summer. One is about media and I’m having to watch movies for homework, what a trial that is. The other is about children’s literature and it’s really opened my eyes. I’ve always said that children’s books are way too specialised for me and I’m now discovering how right I […]