Category: Books

Interview: Kim Wright, Love in Mid Air

Interview: Kim Wright, Love in Mid Air

| 10 May , 2010 | Reply

Kristy McCormick Be warned there is a spoiler ahead: I loved reading Love in Mid Air – and in fact read it in two days flat! It is an accurate and confronting look at a marriage and the steps one woman takes to try and save hers. The thing that really stuck with me though […]

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House Rules, Jodi Picoult

House Rules, Jodi Picoult

| 8 May , 2010 | Reply

Kristy McCormick I mentioned to a friend that I was reading House Rules, the latest best-seller from author Jodi Picoult. She uttered the words that, I’m sure, no author wants to hear. Oh, I’ve read a few of her books, but really, read one of her books you’ve read them all I was shocked, but […]

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Get Her Off The Pitch; How Sport Took Over My Life: Lynn Truss

Get Her Off The Pitch; How Sport Took Over My Life: Lynn Truss

| 7 May , 2010 | Reply

Jane de Graaff, I Ate It All It\’s not often that I venture outside the world of food and food books for reviewing. It takes a fair bit of interest to shift me from this happy comfort zone- but when Lynne Truss\’ new book came my way, I thought maybe it was time to step outside […]

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A Gate at the Stairs: Lorrie Moore

A Gate at the Stairs: Lorrie Moore

| 4 May , 2010 | Reply

Jane de Graaff, I Ate It All I\’m going to come right out and say it- essentially this book made me sad. Sad for all the ways that humans can hurt one another, whether we mean to or not. But it\’s not a sadness that drives you away, rather it\’s a realisation that sadness is a […]

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The Carrie Diaries, Candace Bushnell

The Carrie Diaries, Candace Bushnell

| 3 May , 2010 | Reply

Kimberley Santos, Pop Couture Ah, The Carrie Diaries. Candace Bushnell\’s prequel, and back story to one of the biggest icons for women in recent years. Fashion icon, shoe-buying enabler Carrie Bradshaw has been someone everyone looked to for advice on dating, friendship and what to do when your boyfriend doesn\’t have enough wardrobe space for your […]

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Bright Angel, Isabelle Merlin

Bright Angel, Isabelle Merlin

| 1 May , 2010 | Reply

Tina Gamble There is something so enchanting about Isabelle Merlin\’s novels, and the way she approaches youth fiction, that can have readers smiling from the very onset. Be it her whimsical charm or youthful voice, readers will once again find themselves immersed in a world full of mystery, adventure, intrigue and romance. After witnessing a […]

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What Kate Did Next, Lisa Heidke

What Kate Did Next, Lisa Heidke

| 30 April , 2010 | Reply

Kristy McCormick Her husband\’s a workaholic, her kids are growing up – the time has come for Kate to follow some of her own dreams… The second novel from Lisa Heidke, titled What Kate did Next, is a warm and engaging read. The story is that of Kate Cavendish – mother of two, wife, sister […]

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Interview: Our Family Table, Julie Goodwin

Interview: Our Family Table, Julie Goodwin

| 24 April , 2010 | 1 Reply

Jane de Graaff, I Ate It All If you were an avid MasterChef devotee like I was- you\’ll know the story by heart: Mum of three boys from the Central Coast puts her heart and soul on the line every week to cook for (and sometimes against) some of Australia\’s top chefs and palettes. Yes, it\’s […]

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Indigenous Literacy Project: Songs for Stories

Indigenous Literacy Project: Songs for Stories

| 24 April , 2010 | Reply

The Indigenous Literacy Project and Sydney\’s Writers\’ Festival have collaborated to host a fundraising concert, Songs for Stories, in Sydney on May 15 this year. Hosted by Julie McCrossin, Songs for Stories is a celebration of music and words. It aims to raise funds and awareness for The Indigenous Literacy Project in remote indigenous communities. […]

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Before I Forget, Melissa Hill

Before I Forget, Melissa Hill

| 21 April , 2010 | Reply

Samantha Singer What If You Were Told You\’ll Lose All Your Memories? Before I Forget by Melissa Hill is a brilliant novel with a unique story; Hill writes of Abby, an Irish girl involved in a freak accident which has permanent effects on her long term memory. Unable to recall how many sugars she takes […]

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Meridian, Amber Kizer

Meridian, Amber Kizer

| 21 April , 2010 | Reply

Tina Gamble Half-human, half-angel, Meridian Sozu has a dark responsibility. Sixteen-year-old Meridian has been surrounded by death ever since she can remember. As a child, insects, mice, and salamanders would burrow into her bedclothes and die. At her elementary school, she was blamed for a classmate’s tragic accident. And on her sixteenth birthday, a car […]

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