It has been a big 48 hours for reading enthusiasts, with the 2016 Man Booker Dozen and the Ned Kelly Awards and Davitt Awards Shortlists being announced.
2015 Audiobook Challenge Progress As we reach the three month mark, how am I doing with my Stenographer level (10 – 15 audiobooks) commitment to the 2015 Audiobook Challenge? Not as well as I’d hoped I’m afraid – only 2 audiobook reviews completed: 1. Cairo by Chris Womersley, narrated by Damien Warren-Smith 2. Present Darkness […]
Whether it’s a new book from an author I love, or an intriguing premise that might be worth taking a chance on, here is a small selection of titles being released in January 2014 that have caught my eye:
After many years of anticipation, The Book Thief movie is a reality. There is already debate as to whether it could be the sleeper in the Oscars race – early reviews have praised the performances of Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson. The film received its low-key world premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival, in Northern […]
Unreliable Narrators – I like them. When executed well I think they can produce some of the most compelling fiction. Some of my recent favourite unreliable narrators include Harriet Baxter (Gillespie and I by Jane Harris) and Lela White (The Trajectory of Dreams by Nicole Wolverton).
With the appreciation of literature at an all time high right now with the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop currently in full swing, I thought it worth considering more deeply (1) what attracts me to literary works in the first instance, and then (2) what I get from reading literature. What attracts me to literary titles? Firstly, […]
Do you enjoy literary doorstops? When I say doorstop I make reference only to a book’s size/length, not it’s quality. I do not often embark on a novel greater than say 500 pages in length, but whenever I find the time to do so (normally while on a holiday from work) I end up enjoying […]
I am not the only one that loved Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter and in particular the audiobook version – watch this short interview with narrator Edoardo Ballerini where he explains beautifully what is so special about this book and why it will be considered a modern day classic. Authors and publishers should read ‘Book Titles and Search Engine Optimisation’ . […]
What are your favourite thrillers with strong female leads? Book Riot asked readers this question recently and collated this reading list. I have only read two on this list, The Millenium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson (well this is actually three books) and The Informationist by Taylor Stevens, but would wholeheartedly agree with their inclusion. I […]
It is Book Blogger Appreciation Week and I have really enjoyed finding new book blogs to follow and reading everyone’s interviews. Today’s topic for discussion is What Does Book Blogging Mean To You? Booklover Book Reviews is my creative outlet. While my profession and career is very fulfilling, it is quite the opposite of artistic […]
For those living in Brisbane, Australia that are artistically inclined you are in luck because the 16th annual Queensland Poetry Festival: spoken in one strange word is being held at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts this weekend. I was lucky enough to attend the opening of the festival last night and was extremely […]
I adore the artistic use of language, and sometimes on this blog wax lyrical about, what I term, ‘when words become art’. So when people take that theme and run with it, like Evan Robertson has with his Literature-inspired Fine Art Illustrations, I am a captive audience. One of my favourites is the illustration […]