24 in 48 Readathon – Wrap Up

Readathon Complete

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 […]

24 in 48 Readathon Plans

24 in 48 Readathon

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 […]

Booklover Book Reviews Recap – June 2015


Can you believe it is July already? A great time to reflect upon our 2015 reading journey so far, and all those titles we still have plenty of time to read before the year is out (but more on that in the coming weeks)… For now though, let’s quickly recap all that happened here on Booklover Book Reviews in […]

Booklover Book Reviews Recap – May 2015

Something is Rotten by Adam Sarafis

Looking forward to lots of reading time in June as the temperature drops here in Brisbane, but first let’s take a quick look at what happened here at Booklover Book Reviews during May (a month where a little thing called life got in the way!). Books Featured     Click on the pictures to read the review/author interview

Booklover Book Reviews Recap – March 2015


Unfortunately for me March was a month when life got in the way of my hobby and my reading time took a serious nose dive. I am hopeful  of redressing that imbalance, with the help of the Easter Break, during April. But first let’s take a quick look at what did happen here at Booklover Book Reviews during March. […]

Booklover Book Reviews Recap – January 2015

Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami

I’ve only just gotten used to writing 2015 and February is upon us. Before we race headlong into another busy month let’s take a moment to recap what happened here at Booklover Book Reviews during January. Books Featured:    Click on the pictures to read the review/interview

My Best Books of 2014

After Darkness by Christine Piper

As the year draws to a close it is time to look back at all the books I enjoyed during 2014 and highlight those worthy of special mention. My Best Books of 2014 Only three titles have received my 5 star rating for both The Story and The Writing – I’ve been a very hard marker […]

My 2015 reading challenge commitments


In addition to committing to the 2015 Aussie Author Challenge at the Kangaroo level, I’m going to stretch myself a little further with the following challenges in 2015: 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 – the True Crime and Alternate […]

Review Roundup – 2014 Australian Women Writers Challenge

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I committed to the 2014 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge at the Miles level (6 books). Here is a round-up of the books written by Australian women that were reviewed here at Booklover Book Reviews this year: It seems like I went a little heavier on books by Australian men this year (overall, refer Aussie Author […]

Booklover Book Reviews Recap – November 2014

This Should be Written in the Present Tense by Helle Helle

Where has this year gone? It’s time to get stuck into your holiday season shopping if you haven’t already – it will be Christmas before we know it. But first let’s recap what happened here at Booklover Book Reviews during November: Books Featured:      Click on the pictures to read the reviews