Happy Friday & a book I’ve read recently

Happy Friday & a book I’ve read recently

One of the scariest books I’ve read in a long time!  Highly recommended if you’re into gothic and creepy stuff which is super hard to read in bed at night, eep. Check it out here. GIF by gifmaker

Happy Friday

Happy Friday

I’ve been revisiting the beautiful 2006 movie The Painted Veil, based on Somerset Maugham’s 1920s novel and starring Naomi Watts and Ed Norton; both visually stunning and wonderfully performed, I recommend this film if you haven’t seen it.  The scenery is so breathtaking, every time I watch it I want to travel to rural China. And I really want the[read more…]

Salinger

Salinger

I always feel like a cliché saying The Catcher in the Rye is one of my favourite novels as a gen Xer, however I truly did love this novel when I read it at school and the several times I read it until I was around 20.  I tried reading it a few years ago and while I[read more…]

For the love of books (and places in Brisbane you can read them)

For the love of books (and places in Brisbane you can read them)

I’m always heartened to see so many folks loving books as I do.   Two lovely places to go in Brisbane are pictured below: The Clarence Corner Book Shop and Café in Woolloongabba; and The Annerley Community Book Shop and Neighbourhood Centre So turn off your devices and visit them for a bit if you enjoy[read more…]

What I’m reading

What I’m reading

So the other day I went ballistic and ordered a bunch of books from the Book Depository (I love clicking on their live feed and seeing what people all over the world are reading!).  It’ll take me about 1000 years to finish them but I don’t care, I just don’t feel like myself if I[read more…]

How to Be Alone (the book!)

How to Be Alone (the book!)

A few years back, I shared this beautiful short film directed by Andrea Dorfman depicting a poem by Tanya Davis, which sort of changed my life.  I spotted recently that an illustrated, hard cover pocket book has been released, based on the much loved poem in the short film. Video belongs to: Andrea Dorfman

Australian Women Writers Challenge book review: Matilda is Missing by Caroline Overington

Australian Women Writers Challenge book review: Matilda is Missing by Caroline Overington

The description on the back of this novel which depicts a bitter custody battle (the third review in my 2013 AWW Challenge), doesn’t begin to describe the depth of the story;  written from the point of view of the narrator Barry (a lovely fellow) and a Family Court psychologist’s counselling sessions, interspersed with a storyline involving Barry’s family, as well as an historical overview (stories[read more…]

Mastering the Art of French Eating

Mastering the Art of French Eating

I received Ann’s book, Mastering the Art of French Eating the other day.  I’ve just started reading it but already it’s magical.

What I’m reading lately

What I’m reading lately

I don’t know about anyone else, but I always have a few books on the go, sitting on the coffee table or my bedside table in various stages of reading.  Books are such a huge part of my life, I have a house full of them, many old, some belonging to my parents, old school and[read more…]