Review :: The Switch :: Beth O’Leary

When overachiever Leena Cotton is ordered to take a two-month sabbatical after blowing a big presentation at work, she escapes to her grandmother Eileen’s house for some overdue rest. Eileen is newly single and about to turn eighty. She’d like a second chance at love, but her tiny Yorkshire village doesn’t offer many eligible gentlemen. […]

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Book Club :: Something to Live For :: Richard Roper

This evening I had the pleasure of going along to book club for (as far as I can recall) the first time this year!  We read Something to Live For by Richard Roper, which is a sweet and relatively light read about grief and friendship and love. It was a hit overall – nobody really […]

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Preview :: January reviews

Hello! Happy 2019!We have arrived back in Australia after almost 5 weeks holidaying across North America, and I’m so excited to get back into talking about books again! I thought a good way to start might be to give you a little sneak peek of some of the books I’ll be reviewing over the next […]

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Book Stack :: Book Club Reads

This year for the first time I have been a member of a book club where we all read the same book and discuss it together. It is run through my local Harry Hartog book shop, and our host Claire does such an amazing job each month. This month’s meeting was yesterday (we read The […]

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Book club :: The Yellow House :: Emily O’Grady

I can’t remember if I have mentioned before that until my local Harry Hartog launched their brand new book club in April I had never been a part of a book club where everyone reads the same book at the same time (although I do attempt a regular ‘buddy read’ with a dear, and very […]

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Great Expectations (but not Dickens)

Ok, nobody panic – I havn’t taken up reading the classics (though, honestly, I would love to read more classics, but I just seem to never get to them!). Rather, I’ve been thinking about the way we sometimes go into a book with particular expectations, and the impact this can have on our reading experiences. […]

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