Category Archives: Books

A mid-year book review – Part 1

Today marks the midway point of the mid year school holidays and I thought now was a perfect time to review what I’ve been reading.  Sadly, there have been times when reading for pleasure has been pushed aside for school … Continue reading

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What I read in 2014

2014 would have to come close to the biggest year of reading I’ve ever had.  It was helped along by some real page turners, the countless picture books my children have been read, Miss Five’s discovery of chapter books and … Continue reading

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Wednesday Reads – A Fictional Woman by Tara Moss

This was another audiobook I’ve listened to recently and having it read by Tara Moss herself gave it extra poignancy given the personal nature of much of this account of the treatment of women in today’s society.  Moss recounts her … Continue reading

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Wednesday Reads – Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

Recently I’ve found myself reading or listening to a number of non-fiction books, not my usual fare.  However, the break from fiction has been something of an education for me.  Firstly on the lives of Islamic women in the Middle … Continue reading

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Wednesday Reads – The Promise by Tony Birch

Tony Birch is a much acclaimed Australian writer, apparently.  I have to say I hadn’t heard of him or his other works.  I think I should feel slightly embarrassed about that because he is clearly a bloody good writer.  I … Continue reading

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Wednesday Reads – Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women by Geraldine Brooks

First up a confession – I didn’t read this book, I listened to it!  I still count it, others would not.  You make up your own mind. Nine Parts of Desire is written by one of my personal favourite authors, … Continue reading

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Wednesday Reads – Railsea by China Meiville

Prepare for the bizarre!  Railsea is not the kind of book I would otherwise pick up if it wasn’t for book club.  It is just about as far as you can get out of my reading comfort zone…. but I’m … Continue reading

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