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My favourite books of 2014

So, as 2014 draws to a close, it’s time for me to choose my favourite reads of the year.

I didn’t read as many books as I normally would in the space of 12 months, but that’s because I had other things taking up my time — I went back to study part-time (I graduated in October with a distinction), started walking five miles every day (thanks to my FitBit, which means I’m now 10kg lighter than I was this time last year — although I might have put a sneaky 2kg back on over the Christmas break), trained for… 1,297 more words

Book Lists

A six-month hunch

It’s taken me a week to post this, a week in which “t”s have been being crossed, and “i”s dotted (aka six months leave from the day job negotiated). 164 more words


Love & Hunger by Charlotte Wood

The sub-title of Love & Hunger by Charlotte Wood is Thoughts On the Gift of Food, and the words in this book are a gift to readers. 656 more words

Book Reviews

Inspiration at the 2014 Sydney Writers Festival


The Sydney Writers Festival is almost over for another year and, as always, I’ve found the sessions I’ve attended a huge inspiration for my writing. The theme that kept emerging for me this year was vulnerability – how important it is to have the courage to be vulnerable as a writer and how essential it is to reveal your real self to write really well. 1,305 more words

The Children - Charlotte Wood

The Children is about a family of three adult children gathering after their father has a serious accident and lies in a coma in hospital. Its set in a fictional Northern NSW town and is very definitively Australian, and the first Charlotte Wood story I’ve read. 507 more words