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Review: The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

This utterly charming novel reminds me of everything I love about Japan. It has a pared back simplicity which belies depth of story, it has a thoughtful connection with nature that is both subtle and essential to the essence of … Continue reading

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Review: The Shape of Us by Lisa Ireland

This book is, on the surface, a book about four women (Jewels, Mezz, Ellie and Kat) who have joined a weight loss program (WON). Look a little deeper and it’s about much more than that. The program includes a compulsory … Continue reading

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Review: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

For a many people, I suspect this book will be a hard read, but not because of the writing itself. The main character Aza, suffers from mental illness, manifesting in extreme anxiety, germ phobia and thought spirals than run out … Continue reading

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Review: Bourke Street Bakery All Things Sweet by Paul Allam and David McGuinness

This very attractive hardcover book has quickly become a favourite go-to for something delicious in our kitchen. I’ve been cooking non-stop from it for the last few weeks, with every recipe working out pretty much exactly as it should, and … Continue reading

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Review: The Mummy Bloggers by Holly Wainright

You don’t have to be a blogger or a mum to enjoy THE MUMMY BLOGGERS by Holly Wainright. Anyone with access to social media will get a kick out of this for-our-times novel (and let’s face it, you are here, … Continue reading

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Review: How To Stop Time by Matt Haig

I’m going to admit straight up that I have put off writing this review, not because I didn’t like HOW TO STOP TIME, but because I adored it. It’s one of the best books I’ve ever read and will go … Continue reading

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Interview: Dianne Maguire on Writing and Real Life Inspiration

Today I am excited to have Dianne Maguire on the blog, to talk about her wonderful second novel THINGS WE CANNOT SEE. You can read my review of Dianne’s debut novel, WHAT MATTERS MOST, here.  Dianne Maguire is a social … Continue reading

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Review: Beautiful Messy Love by Tess Woods

BEAUTIFUL MESSY LOVE is the second novel by award winning Perth based author, Tess Woods. You can read my review of her debut novel, LOVE AT FIRST FLIGHT here. Lily is a bit of a mess, struggling with her medical … Continue reading

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Review: Dear Banjo by Sasha Wasley

When her father falls ill, Willow Patterson is called home from University to take over the running of the family property, Patterson Downs. Running the place has always been her dream, and she has big plans to turn the cattle … Continue reading

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Review: Ache by Eliza Henry-Jones

The second book from Australian author, Eliza Henry Jones, the haunting ACHE, is an exploration of grief, loss and coping mechanisms related to trauma experienced after a terrible bushfire. A year before the opening lines, Annie’s world fell apart. Her … Continue reading

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