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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Review page

Something I’ve been thinking about for some time is communicating to authors about how they should approach me (or other book bloggers) about reading their book. We’ve had much discussion on our Book Blogger page and so I’ve put fingers to keyboard with a bit of a rant. I’ve published it as a page so that it’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Interesting things, lists

When I was young I was in the process of making a book of lists. It had to be in alphabetical order and I left space when I couldn’t fill a particular letter. It was in an exercise book and I was very dedicated to it for quite some time. Imagine my pleasure and surprise when […]

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 […]

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 […]