Australian Book Industry Awards – the Winners

The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman

On Tuesday we took a look at who was short-listed for the 2013 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs). The winners were announced last night at a gala dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney as part of the Sydney Writers’ Festival.  The 2013 ABIAs celebrate the very best of Australian writing, publishing and bookselling. The big […]

Book Beginnings – GRAND DAYS by Frank Moorhouse

Grand Days by Frank Moorhouse

Grand Days Synopsis Meet Edith Campbell Berry, the woman all Australian women would like to be. On a train from Paris to Geneva, Edith Campbell Berry meets Major Ambrose Westwood in the dining car, makes his acquaintance over a lunch of six courses, and allows him to kiss her passionately. Their early intimacy binds them together […]

Teaser Tuesday – ZEN QUEEN by Kirsty McManus

Zen Queen by Kirsty McManus

Zen Queen Book Description Jess Harper’s personal life is a mess. She hasn’t had a haircut since 2006 and she doesn’t have time to find better friends than the self-centred associates she’s had since University. And instead of searching for love, she’s settled for ‘friends with benefits’ status with one of her buddies. Yet none of that […]

2012 Miles Franklin Award Longlist – celebrating Australian authors

Miles Franklin 2012 Longlist

The Miles Franklin Award, Australia’s most prestigious literary award was established through the will of the writer Stella Miles Franklin, best known for her novel My Brilliant Career. Miles Franklin had first-hand experience of the struggle to make a living as a writer and was herself the beneficiary of two literary prizes. She was also extremely […]

Aussie Author Challenge 2012 – Guest Blogger – February

Aussie Author Challenge 2012

As part of the Aussie Author Challenge 2012, each month I will be inviting an active challenge participant to guest post here at Booklover Book Reviews. To kick off this guest blogging series, I am very pleased to welcome Tony from Tony’s Reading List. Tony is a long-standing supporter of this challenge and he has […]

Book Review – INDELIBLE INK by Fiona McGregor

Indelible Ink by Fiona McGregor

Indelible Ink Synopsis Marie King is fifty-nine, recently divorced, and has lived a rather conventional life on Sydney’s affluent north shore. Now her three children have moved out, the family home is to be sold, and with it will go her beloved garden. On a drunken whim, Marie gets a tattoo – an act that gives […]

Bookish Ways to Celebrate Australia Day

Aussie Author Challenge 2012

Happy Australia Day everyone! Here is a list of bookish ways to celebrate Australia Day. Here at Booklover Book Reviews: – I have published my review of Australian author Matthew Reilly’s latest blockbuster, Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves. This was Australia’s bestselling fiction title in 2011. – My review of the Age Book of […]

Book Review – SCARECROW AND THE ARMY OF THIEVES by Matthew Reilly

Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves by Matthew Reilly

Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves Synopsis An old Soviet weapons installation in the Arctic has fallen into disrepair. Known as Dragon Island, the facility is home to a next-generation weapon with the potential to unleash a destructive force upon the world that was developed during the Cold War and subsequently forgotten. When a terrorist organisation […]

Australian Women Writers Challenge 2012

2012 Australian Women Writers Challenge

Just because I am hosting the 2012 Aussie Author Challenge (see details) that does not stop me from signing up to participate in the very topical Australian Women Writers Challenge. There has been much discussion lately about how under-represented females are in Australian literary prize winner lists. Tara Moss’ blog post  ‘Are our Sisters In […]

Launch of 2012 Aussie Author Challenge Page

Aussie Author Challenge 2012

The Booklover Book Reviews Aussie Author Challenge will be entering its third year in 2012. A cute but shy koala will be our mascot this time round. Go to the dedicated 2012 Aussie Author Challenge page for full challenge details, the features planned here at Booklover Book Reviews during the challenge and how you can […]