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My favourite books of 2014

2014 was a big, mad, busy year of reading constantly for pleasure, work and study.

Five of my most memorable reading experiences came via the  1,264 more words


Books that blew my mind in 2014

It’s a gift for a reader to pick up a book that takes you by surprise and blows your mind.

I had the great fortune in 2014 to stumble upon several books that did this — all of them short story collections, three released in 2014, five by Australian authors. 310 more words

Angela Savage

Top Ten Books of the Year

Ho ho ho, etc. Here are my favourite books of 2014. I haven’t written too much about them here, as the book covers below link to my reviews that either appeared in… 376 more words

Doug Johnstone



Author: Christos Tsiolkas
Michael Joseph RRP $32.99
Review: Monique Mulligan

If someone peeked into your life for an hour, an afternoon, a day without your knowledge, what would they see? 393 more words

Book Reviews

A one size fits all definition for Australian fiction? Nup.

A one size fits all definition for Australian fiction? Nup. Australian imaginations cross borders and time as easily as those from elsewhere. There is no rule that all Australian fiction must deal with the bush, or the surf or gritty inner city crime. 3,487 more words

Australian Author

THE SLAP (2011)

Creator: Christos Tsiolkas.

Cast: Jonathan LaPaglia, Sophie Okonedo, Alex Dimitriades

Jonathan LaPaglia (Hector) is going to be 40 years old I see a middle age crisis there coming up. 224 more words


In Brief: (Less) Recent Reads

Herewith, Dear Readers, a gathering of books I recommend and have been meaning to write about for months, in no particular order.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, 532 more words

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