The Eclectic Reader Challenge 2015 (http://bookdout.wordpress.com/challenges/eclectic-reader-challenge-2015/) Okay, so I came two titles short of completing this 12 book category challenge in 2014 BUT in 2015 I just managed to complete a title for each category. The 12 categories were: 1. Retellings (of fairytale, legends or myth) – The Beast’s Garden by Kate Forsyth 2. A book set in a […]
As another great year of reading comes to a close it is time to recap our favourite reads. My Best Books of 2015 It seems I was a hard marker this year, only awarding 5 stars to two titles, both audiobooks. Within In The Morning I’ll Be Gone Adrian McKinty achieves the seemingly impossible, […]
Well September turned out to be a big month here at Booklover Book Reviews, featuring an unexpected trial to dampen our anniversary celebrations. Firstly, my apologies to those who have not been able to access my site over the last few days. On 29 September I was notified by Google that my site had been hacked […]
Spring has sprung in Brisbane – my favourite time of the year! Let’s quickly recap what happened here on Booklover Book Reviews in August, before we discuss all the bookish delights that await us in September. Books Featured Clicking on the book cover will open that post in a new window.
It’s time to reflect on all the great books I’ve read in 2015 so far and highlight those that deserve special mention – My Best Books of 2015 so far. Firstly let’s set the context with a few simple statistics. I have published 34 book reviews this year so far. The graphic below gives you an […]
Oh my goodness, where did July go? It was a busy month for me, but on reflection not as much as I expected made it’s way onto my blog. Let’s quickly recap what did happen here on Booklover Book Reviews (plus behind the scenes) in July, before we discuss all the bookish things I’m excited about […]
Over the weekend I participated in the 24 in 48 Readathon – my first ever! I’ve never been a speed reader or skimmer / scanner, preferring to read at a leisurely pace, soaking up all the goodness on offer from a book’s text. So it was never about number of pages or titles read for me this […]
I’ve signed up to the 24 in 48 Readathon on this weekend (11-12th July) – have you? After blogging about books for so many years, this will be the first readathon I’ve participated in. Why? I’ve just never found myself in a position to make that time commitment, plus I need my sleep. But this time […]