So many books, so little time - Frank Zappa
Wednesday, 17 July 2019
Indigenous Picture Books for Children
For Lisa's Indigenous Literature Week I had planned to post a selection of new Indigenous picture books, however my plans were bigger t...
Friday, 12 July 2019
Blakwork by Alison Whittaker
Poetry doesn't come easy to me. I often feel like I'm on the outside looking in. I don't always get the rhythm, or the caden...
Wednesday, 10 July 2019
Stories and Shout Outs
Some days the word won't flow. I have several posts half-written, but over the past few days I haven't been able to find the inspi...
Sunday, 7 July 2019
The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
I've had a lovely run of Homeric stories retold from a feminist perspective this year - Madeline Miller's Circe and The Song of Ach...
Friday, 5 July 2019
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Becoming ended up being an epic read for me, simply because I put the book down when I was half way through it in the New Year, when we wer...
Wednesday, 3 July 2019
Why Read Moby-Dick? by Nathaniel Philbrick
Nathaniel Philbrick's little book of essays about why one should read Moby-Dick is more a book about one man's love for this Ameri...
Monday, 1 July 2019
Paris in July 2019
C'est reparti ! As we bunker down for a long cold winter in Australia (okay a moderately cool and relatively short winter compared to t...
Saturday, 29 June 2019
Indigenous Literature Week 2019
Cultural warning: Indigenous Australians are advised that some references in this blog may include images or names of people now deceased...
Thursday, 27 June 2019
Strong in the Rain by Lucy Birmingham & David McNeill
Strong in the Rain: Surviving Japan's Earthquake, Tsunami and Fukushima Nuclear Disaster was not exactly what I was expecting. Before...
Tuesday, 25 June 2019
Circe by Madeline Miller
I recently read and loved The Song of Achilles , and couldn't really understand why I had waited so long to read a book that was so obvi...
Sunday, 23 June 2019
The TBR 200 Challenge
I spotted this little challenge going around the blogosphere recently thanks to FanFiction celebrating her 200th TBR post. Any opportunity t...
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