Book releases that have caught my eye – May 2015

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson

Here are just a few of the titles being released in Australia in May 2015 (or very late April) that have caught my eye. A God in Ruins  by Kate Atkinson The much anticipated companion to Atkinson’s 2014 bestseller Life After After. “A novel so sublime I would nominate it to represent all books in the Art Olympics. The afterword […]

Daily Book Wishlist – 19 – 25 February 2015


Some great literary titles from classic to new releases, short stories and a micro-history, these are the seven titles featured in my Daily Book Wishlist twitter series this week: The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game by Mary Pilon The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman

Top 10 Valentine’s Day audiobook titles

Classic Love Poems Audio

With the day fast approaching Audible has come up with a list of their Top 10 Valentine’s Day audiobook titles: Click the images for title details Note: Classic Love Poems is a FREE audiobook What do you think of the titles Audible have chosen as their Top 10? It is certainly an eclectic mix of love […]

Book releases that have caught my eye – January 2015


Here are just a few of the titles being released in January 2015 in Australia that have caught my eye. If these titles are being published elsewhere at a later date, I’ve provided links to that information. YOU DON’T KNOW HER. BUT SHE KNOWS YOU. Rear Window meets Gone Girl, in this exceptional and startling psychological thriller. Rachel catches […]

The Axani travel auction, a case of life imitating art

the travel auction

Have you heard about Jordan Axani, the guy from Toronto who recently advertised for a person with the same name as his ex-girlfriend to go travelling with him on non-refundable airline tickets? Here’s one of the many recent news articles: ‘Jordan Axani finds an Elizabeth Gallagher for free trip around the world‘ There are certainly people questioning […]

Gifts ideas for booklovers

A Christmas Carol

I believe there is no better gift than one that inspires or nurtures a love of reading/writing. With that in mind, here are some ideas to help you when preparing your Christmas shopping lists, starting with books and then moving on to bookish pursuits. For the fiction lover Must read titles for lovers of Aussie fiction […]