Book review: Rebound by Aga Lesiewicz

Monday, February 8, 2016 Permalink

There’s an event early in Rebound by Aga Lesiewicz that had me tut-tutting like an old nanna. In fact I did think I may not get through this book, but once I passed the first 60-70 pages, I fell into a rhythm, familiarised myself with the central character and enjoyed it more than I would have (initially) expected.

three-half-stars

Weekly check-in

Sunday, February 7, 2016 Permalink

It’s actually been a pretty fruitful week for a change. I’m not sure I was more diligent than usual but a few reviews I’d written some time ago were scheduled for publication so I’ve been able to fool my readers into thinking I’m vaguely on top of things. When – of course – I’m not. :-)

Book review: Brotherhood in Death by JD Robb

Saturday, February 6, 2016 Permalink

Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her mega millionaire hubby Roarke are back in the 42nd (yes, the 42nd!) novel in JD Robb’s In Death series. The fact Robb and our crime fighters are still going strong after 20 years is most certainly a testament to the consistency of Nora Roberts’ writing and her captivating (and slightly addictive)  characters.

three-half-stars

Author interview: All That is Lost Between Us by Sara Foster

Thursday, February 4, 2016 Permalink

All That is Lost Between Us by Sara Foster is the fourth novel by English-born Aussie dwelling author. The former book editor now lives in West Australia and is currently studying dystopian fiction as part of her PhD at Curtin University.

Her latest novel features several themes but I’ve taken the opportunity to talk to her about what I see as the biggie…. motherhood.

three-half-stars

Book review: Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 Permalink

I’ve struggled with the superlatives I need to describe this novel… one, I must confess, I went into without great enthusiasm. But almost immediately I was drawn into the eccentric world of reclusive author Mimi, her son Frank and their interloper, Alice.

As it happens, the promo material says it all: captivating, infectious and irresistible. So the only word I can think to add (and one which most certainly comes to mind when considering this novel) is ‘delightful’.

five-stars

Weekly check-in

Sunday, January 31, 2016 Permalink

I’m writing this a bit early and scheduling it in for Sunday as we’ve had some big storms in my part of the world. They’re calling them ‘super cells’ in the media, but I’m sure they’re nothing like the hurricanes / tornadoes (not to mention earthquakes etc) experienced in other parts of the world. Nevertheless, there have been some power outages and so I’m sticking by that old entertainment industry adage… the show must go on.