Aussie Author Challenge Books

Book Review: Seven Types of Ambiguity by Eliot Perlman #AusReads17

June 20, 2017

Simon is an unemployed teacher in the throes of depression since a primary school student in his care went missing. While Simon was never charged of any wrong-doing, the child has never been found. His parents employ a psychiatrist, Dr Alex Kilma, to help Simon. However, Simon mainly seems fixated on his ex-girlfriend from ten years ago, Anna. Anna is now married to a wealthy stockbroker Joe but Simon knows it is a loveless marriage. Because Joe sees a prostitute,…

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Books

3 most overrated books #FridayReflections

June 16, 2017

As an avid reader, I have several books I love. It’s usually hard to choose. But I’ve also come across books that I’ve felt were totally overrated. You know, those bestsellers, award-winners and ones everyone raves on about? Yeah, some of those, I just don’t get. But if I had to pick, there are some clear ones that come to mind. 3 most overrated books: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt The Goldfinch won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2014. But…

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Aussie Author Challenge Australian Women Writers Books

Book Review: Journey from Venice by Ruth Cracknell

June 11, 2017

Journey from Venice is a memoir by Ruth Cracknell. I read this book back in April for my book club. For those who don’t know, Ruth Cracknell is an Australian actress best known for her role in Mother and Son. In Journey from Venice, Ruth writes about her journey with her husband Eric to Venice when they take a much deserved break after working for years. A few days into their vacation though, Eric falls sick. It starts with a…

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Life lessons Me, Myself and I

To err is human #FridayReflections

June 9, 2017

We all make mistakes. We need to make them in order to improve ourselves. To learn from them. But what happens when we don’t learn from them? When we continue to do the same thing over and over? As I reflect on my life, I can’t help but wonder that. I have certainly learnt from a lot of mistakes I’ve made. Like when I was a kid, I learnt the hard way that lying wasn’t going to help me get…

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Reading Challenges

2017 Reading Challenges: Mid-year review

June 6, 2017
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In December 2016, I signed up for Reading Challenges for this year. I tend to do this most years but this year (like in 2016), I was more motivated to add a few challenges. Six months into the year, it’s time for me to review how I’m going and also share a new challenge for the next half of the year. Erin’s Book Challenge 6.0 Erin’s challenge ran from January to April. Unfortunately, I didn’t complete the challenge and only…

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