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2016 TBR Pile Challenge: The Slap

I already walked away from one of my 2016 TBR Pile Challenge books: The Grapes of Wrath.

So even though I badly wanted to stop reading… 417 more words

So What Are We All Reading Then?

I have had another bonkers week followed by a lovely weekend away with my mother. The former has meant I haven’t done much reading, the latter has meant I have done loads as a) the weekend away was five hours by train away on the other side of the UK b) I had a hotel suite to myself which always means more reading. 355 more words

Random Savidgeness

My Top 12 Australian Books

Today the lovely Kim of Reading Matters posted a list of ten books written by Australian authors she loves in honour of Australia Day. So I asked if I could copy her. 2,387 more words

Random Savidgeness

10 (more) of my favourite novels from Australia

To mark Australia Day (26 January), I thought I would put together a list of some of my favourite Australian novels.

This isn’t the first time I’ve done this: back in 2005 I published a list entitled… 1,521 more words

Australian Literature

Love the Details

Details should be more than a writer’s friend; details should be our lover. Get intimate, close up. Slow down. Examine him/her with intense and specific attentiveness. 803 more words


10 New Australian TV shows to watch in 2016 

Barracuda, which Matty plays swimming Coach Frank Torma, is listed as one of the new shows to watch next year.

Barracuda (ABC)

After the success the ABC had with its TV adaptation of Christos Tsiolkas’ The Slap, it’s no surprise that they’ve jumped at the chance to screen an adaptation of his latest novel Barracuda. 51 more words

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Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas

The author of Barracuda, Christos Tsiolkas, wrote the bestselling Australian novel of the last few years, The Slap. For a little while, it seemed as if everyone I knew was talking about the book (in particular the rights and wrongs of hitting children, as The Slap is about what happened after a child was slapped by an adult who was not their parent at a BBQ).  510 more words