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On Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch

For years I’ve put off reading Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch, even when it was on the Dymocks Top 101 list for awhile. I always thought the premise was a bit silly, and the blurb turned me off a bit – crime and magic and… dead people? 408 more words

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On Freya by Anthony Quinn

I’m writing this as the sun begins to set outside, even though it’s only 5.30pm. The long light of summer is leaving, the cold coming, and with it the strong desire to cosy up in bed and read endlessly. 613 more words

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On The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker

A few weeks ago I went to Canberra for a conference. While I was there I stopped in at the Paperchain Bookshop in Manuka. Manuka is lovely, full of cafes selling on-trend smashed avocado and extreme milkshakes. 445 more words

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Top Ten Tuesday: Last 4 and 5 Star Reads

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme was:

10 Of My Most Recent 5 Star Reads…

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On a Banquet of Consequences by Elizabeth George

Okay. So I should say straight out that I picked up this book expecting not to like it very much. For some reason the cover appealed to me (and yes, I regularly judge books by their covers – why not, I say? 451 more words

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Book chat: 'The Ramblers' by Aidan Donnelley Rowley

As readers, we’re all looking for that magic.

The spark. The recognition. The connection. Whatever the special ingredient is that pulls us close, that makes it impossible to let go of a story and its characters . 641 more words


Book chat: 'Food Whore' by Jessica Tom

Tia Monroe knows food.

That passion is what propelled her into New York’s fashionable, dirty, complicated, cutthroat culinary world. A young critic and baker once featured in the New York Times, Tia now hopes to gain an internship with a famed foodie at work on her next cook book. 429 more words