Cooper’s Creek – adapted by Gail Holst

This is a very abridged version of the Burke and Wills exploration story. Their goal was to go north from Melbourne to explore the country and find the Gulf of Carpentaria a distance of about 3,250 km. This was in 1860 when the middle of the country was still to be explored. Sometimes they only travelled a couple of […]

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 […]

Stream of Consciousness

A couple of days ago I retweeted (and therefore shared on Facebook, yes, I’ve made that automatic) a competition, now closed. In this competition Amy spent a little time looking at her blogging over the last four years and being happy about the progress she’s made with her writing. She feels she’s less stream of consciousness […]

Valhalla – Tom Holt

Valhalla – Tom Holt

I’ve a lot of Tom Holt on my shelf, he’s an author I enjoy quite a bit but I didn’t feel the love with this book. It was quite a shock to be halfway through before I found any type of connection, I only persevered as it’s Holt and I kept remembering all the other […]

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 […]

Through my email

I get a lot of email about books, writing and publishing coming into my inbox. It’s always exciting and generally there’s too much to read so I tend to pick and choose depending on the headine. Yes, I’m just like anyone else and need a good headline but I object to clickbait. Today I have the good, the […]

Sales of 1984 skyrocket

I’ve casually mentioned 1984 in a brief article by George Orwell only a few months ago. What far too many of us couldn’t anticipate is that this book would now be rocketing up the charts and selling out. If you want a particular copy you might be waiting a while as Signet has sold out, but […]

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 […]

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 […]