I have to admit that Lyrebird Hill didn’t initially appeal. I’m not a fan of historical fiction or epic sagas and – stretching across a decade or two – Anna Romer’s second novel sounded a bit like the latter.
I try not to be too divisive here. After all, I am a nice person*. But I feel compelled to have a bit of a rant about… mobility scooters. (Yes, it’s true… I take on the big issues in this blog!)
When making my post-redundancy seachange I moved to a town near my childhood hometown (one I knew well from my younger years and one more affordable than coastal towns near my state’s capital). However… it’s actually commonly known locally as:
A friend tagged me on Facebook to share the 10 books which have stayed with me in some way. Like me Sandy’s an avid reader so knew I’d be able to rattle off some favourites.
This book could have been a HUGE mistake. There was – most certainly – the potential for it to displease me on SO many levels (cos, you know… it’s all about me and my discerning taste?!!).
It wasn’t until this book popped up in my eReader that I realised:
- It was a YA novel
- It was the THIRD in a series. (And you know how I feel about arriving late to a party!)
Occasionally when dining out I’ll tweet or facebook pics of delightful and decadent meals. More often than not they’re not actually mine; rather they’re the choices of my dining partners who have a far more discerning palate than I could ever hope to develop or adopt.
I’d like to blame my childhood and the fact that I grew up in regional Queensland with limited options, so – other than the local Pizza Hut – I only ever went to two restaurants before I actually left home for University.
It’s again time to share my planned weekly reading and check-in to see how I fared last week.
Fortunately last week went as planned. On the reading front anyway! As well as a couple of reviews I also blogged about the fact that something which is normal or mundane to us can – in fact – be nourishing to others.