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
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
I am so behind on posts... Do you ever fall off the rails a little? It is nice that we have been able to go out more now that it's warmer so I have a bunch of day trips to post about! We still haven't taken on Seoul.. only because COVID has made us weary… Continue reading Ulsan Petroglyph Museum
I love heights. Ben... not so much. But even he enjoyed Songdo Cable Car whilst we were in Busan. Anyone else kind of want to be able to dive in? For our last day in Busan we headed to the famous cable car. Located in Songdohaebyeon-ro it is well worth it and a simple bus… Continue reading Busan adventures in a cable car
This will be a quicker review than normal! 300 years of evolution has allowed a race of humans to evolve into Meridians. When a hostile group steal a mysterious yet dangerous artefact and expedition is led. "We are Meridians" follows Elmyra- a disgraced cadet who finds herself in the centre of the conflict and must… Continue reading Book review: We Are Meridians
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
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
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
@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).
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?