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Saturday, May 8, 2021

Reading Challenges 2021

I had such fun with my Reading Challenge in 2020 I’ve decided to embark on three challenges this year. Yes, three. It’s not going to be as challenging as it sounds as there’s a...

Harry by Julie Carbone

Past me put some money on this book in a crowdfunding campaign. Past me received the book and promptly forgot about it. I must have put it on my TBR Pile and I’m glad...
the stella shortlist: your guide to 2021’s powerful, emotional books

The Stella shortlist: your guide to 2021’s powerful, emotional books

  Picture: Stella Prize/The Conversation Each year, The Stella Prize honours writing by women. Good. We’ve come a long way. We’ve a long way to go. The 2021 shortlist encompasses contemporary fiction, historical fiction, and non-fiction,...
alice bailey in 1920 at theosophical hq krotona

Alice Bailey in 1920 at Theosophical HQ Krotona

There are so few photos of Alice Bailey which is why I’m delighted to share this digitally enhanced image courtesy of Steven Chernikeeff, original photo courtesy of the Lucis Trust. The image appears in...

Outback Legends by Evan McHugh

I obliquely referred to this book last week. It’s a good follow on from Harry by Julie Carbone. While Harry gives us a good taste of what it can be like to be a...
oath of fealty by larry niven and jerry pournelle

Oath of Fealty by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

This book was problematic in a number of ways. It is the story of Todos Santos, a self-contained, self-governing community. It towers over the slums of Los Angeles and holds 250,000 people. Built on...
the yellow bird sings – jennifer rosner

The Yellow Bird Sings – Jennifer Rosner

The Yellow Bird Sings by Jennifer Rosner Goodreads A powerfully moving and utterly gripping debut novel about a mother and daughter forced into hiding at the height of WWII, and the bond between parent and child...
hit the road, jack: 5 epic literary road trips that are not by kerouac

Hit the road, Jack: 5 epic literary road trips that are not by Kerouac

 Picture: Unsplash/Juan Di Nella Summer is the time for holidays and travel. But as we weakly wave goodbye (we hope) to the horrors of 2020, international travel is off the table and even domestic travel...
maigret hesitates and maigret takes the waters – georges simenon

Maigret Hesitates and Maigret Takes the Waters – Georges Simenon

This is a two for the price of one book. At less than 300 pages for the two books they’re both fairly short, but Simenon was very good with words. He managed to make...
farrell’s bookshop – mornington for friday photos

Dymocks Collins Street, Melbourne

This is one of my favourite Dymocks. These photos were provided for me by a staff member who I know well. This shop has always been really good to the Discworld community in Melbourne....