• Book review: Lie With Me by Sabine Durrant

    Monday, July 25, 2016 Permalink

    Sabine Durrant’s Under Your Skin is one of the twistiest* books I’ve read. I later read Gone Girl (a few years after it was published) and compared to Under Your Skin, the famous thriller felt almost predictable.

    I didn’t enjoy Durrant’s second psychological thriller, Remember Me This Way quite as much, but it still offered up a twist or ten. So I literally leapt at the chance to read the former editor and feature writer’s latest novel, Lie With Me.

    four-stars
  • Weekly check-in

    Sunday, July 24, 2016 Permalink

    Those paying close attention, or – you know – with no lives, might have noted I was missing last week. In fact I’ve been basically AWOL for two weeks. But more on my exploits later.

  • Book review: Rebellious Daughters edited by Maria Katsonis & Lee Kofman

    Friday, July 22, 2016 Permalink

    There are two things I usually avoid like the plague. Well, three if you count vegetables. The others are short stores and non-fiction… so my interest in a compilation of ‘true stories from Australia’s finest female writers’ would usually be unfathomable.

    However… I was heading into hospital and figured my post anaesthetic attention span might prefer shorter outings. And that’s most definitely been the case!

    three-stars
  • Book review: All is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Permalink

    It’s rare that I read a book that offers something a bit different… whether it’s an unusual plot, surprising characters or creative prose.

    All is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker does offer readers that something different. In fact I had to stop a couple of times in the beginning to check I wasn’t reading non-fiction. Because it could have been. Non-fiction delivered in an entertaining way! *

    four-stars
  • Me… AWOL and Out of Orange winners!!!!

    Sunday, July 17, 2016 Permalink

    If you are reading this it’s because I am not here. Well, I’m here but not THERE. Or something.

    You may recall I blithered a little about an upcoming trip to hospital for minor surgery. Which I survived – so the world uttered a sigh of relief, before bloody going to hell in a handbasket. Again.

  • Weekly check-in

    Sunday, July 10, 2016 Permalink

    Firstly… the most important news…. I ONLY NEED TO KEEP MY APARTMENT TIDY FOR ONE MORE WEEK! For those not playing along at home, my place has been on the market for 11 weeks. I have a 12 week contract with my Real Estate Agent and always planned – if it hadn’t sold – to pull it off after that, as there’s nothing worse than a place with a For Sale sign for months and months on end.