Booklover Book Reviews is excited to be a part of the Australia Day Book Giveaway Blog Hop (25-28 January 2014) once again kindly organised by Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out. During the hop around 50 different book blogs will be offering one or more giveaways of books by Australian Authors. * * If you’d like to […]
Five Bells Synopsis On a radiant day in Sydney, four adults converge on Circular Quay, site of the iconic Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge. Crowds of tourists mix with the locals, enjoying the glorious surroundings and the play of light on water. But just as Circular Quay resonates with Australia’s past, each of the […]
As it starts to cool down here in Australia and the end of April is upon us, thought it appropriate to do a wrap up of all that happened here at Booklover Book Reviews during Aussie Author Month. I read lots of titles by Australian authors: Sink or Swim by Ross Collier (my review) Due Preparations for […]
Look what arrived in my mailbox during the last fortnight! Two books by great Aussie authors and a musical treat. BITTER GREENS by Kate Forsyth (Amazon / Kobobooks / Booktopia ) Charlotte-Rose de la Force has been banished from court by the Sun King, Louis XIV, after a series of scandalous love affairs. She is […]
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 […]
In Dreams of Speaking Gail Jones casts a spell of introspection, unbridled honesty and intelligence.
I found myself mesmerised not only by the story of Alice and Mr Sakamoto, but by Gail Jones’ mastery of language. It is not simply that the prose is a treasure trove for word lovers, it is the gloriously descriptive and refreshing, thought-provoking observations that I was continually impressed by. Jones sets a scene and a mood in a way that kept me wanting more.