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Book review: The Library by Bella Osborne

Review in 10-ish words: Wholesome, easy read. Would recommend. Synopsis: Maggie and Tom make an odd pair in Compton Mallow- Tom is about to sit his GCSE’s and Maggie is in her seventies and lives alone. The local library brings them together, sparking their unlikely friendship and also reminding each of them that some things… Continue reading Book review: The Library by Bella Osborne

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Book review: Traitors of the Black Crown by Cate Pearce

Review in 10-ish words: Promising synposis and story idea that sadly fell flat. Flash Synopsis: I was excited by the story outline which I think is creative and has a lot of potential. Raena has disguised herself as a man, a knight in fact, and is deadset on avenging her family by killing the Queen… Continue reading Book review: Traitors of the Black Crown by Cate Pearce

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Book review: Siren’s Song by Michelle Manus

Review in roughly 10 words: Creative and unique urban fantasy that explores love, belonging and having your own back. Finished in a day and a half. Synopsis:Siren’s Song follows Siren, a woman who is haunted by her past and has been on the run since she was sixteen. She is stalked by nightmarish creatures. Leaping… Continue reading Book review: Siren’s Song by Michelle Manus

South Korea, Travel, Ulsan, Uncategorized

A trip to Ulsan Metropolitan Library

I braved the city last week and finally visited the library- Something I had been wanting to do for weeks but that I had been avoiding. I think I was worried I would be disappointed, maybe? I was very wrong! I had been worried there wouldn't be much of a range of books written in… Continue reading A trip to Ulsan Metropolitan Library

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Book review: Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe

Review in 10 words: A must read for any Australian. A lot to unpack. 4/5.How to consume: You need time to unpack a lot of ideas whilst reading this. Consume it slowly and intentionally. Synopsis: Dark Emu stands as an argument against the engrained narrative of Australian History. It refutes the "Hunter-gatherer" tag that has… Continue reading Book review: Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe

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Coming live, from my lounge, I present THE #BOOKISHAWARDS2020 (Cue terrible awards night music).

@helenaoferetz over on Instagram is hosting a great challenge for December 2020. Bookstagram is taking over the awards night season, folks! This is already so fun so I am going to share my nominations and I would LOVE to hear who you would nominate for each category. You can see the daily prompts on Helena's… Continue reading Coming live, from my lounge, I present THE #BOOKISHAWARDS2020 (Cue terrible awards night music).

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Do books ever leave you homesick?

I'd never really thought about this concept until this year. I had been in South Korea for about a month and was coming to terms with being away from Australia for a while. The pandemic means I won't be visiting home for the foreseeable future and we are on a 2 year visa. I have… Continue reading Do books ever leave you homesick?