After collating my Best Books of 2013 So Far list last month and noticing that 4 out of the 15 books included were written by Aussies, I though it high time I reflected on the titles I have read for my Aussie Author Challenge 2013 so far. As you would expect from the challenge host, I […]
The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) will be announced on Friday night as part of the Sydney Writer’s Festival this week. So before the winners are announced I thought it worth recapping which titles have been short-listed. General Fiction Book of the Year 2013 Secrets of the Tides by Hannah Richell (Hachette Australia) Jack of Diamonds by Bryce […]
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I have finished listening to the audiobook Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (a marathon indeed, in duration and style), so it was time to dive back in to my local library audiobook catalogue and see what new treasures were waiting to be discovered. I chose three audiobooks, the first two borrowed and the third reserved: […]
Booklover Book Reviews is delighted to be part of the inaugural Australia Day Book Giveaway Blog Hop. Big thank you to organiser Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out. The promotion of titles by Australian Authors has been a passion of mine for quite some time, with my Aussie Author Challenge now in it’s fourth year (still time […]
Rhubarb is one of the most original novels I have read in some time. As with many debut novels, it is evident this story had percolated in Craig Silvey’s mind for some time before putting pen to paper. It is very ambitious.