The Penguin Anthology of Australian Women’s Writing #AWWanthology

During Bill @Australian Legend's Gen 4 Reading Week, both he and Lisa posted about anthologies that fitted the week/gen in question. I also have an anthology that I had looked into for the week, but unlike Lisa, I only had time to read one of the stories in the collection and ran out of time … Continue reading The Penguin Anthology of Australian Women’s Writing #AWWanthology

The Library of Babel | Jorge Luis Borges #ARGshortstory

I decided to tackle Jorge Luis Borges short story The Library of Babel after reading that it was one of the influences on Susanna Clarke when she wrote her recent award winning book, Piranesi. The influence is obvious. A labyrinthine library that contains every single book that could possibly be written (even the books that … Continue reading The Library of Babel | Jorge Luis Borges #ARGshortstory

Anything Is Possible | Elizabeth Strout #USAfiction

Tommy Guptill had once owned a dairy farm, which he'd inherited from his father, and which was about two miles from the town of Amgash, Illinois. Oh my, the good folk of Amgash, Illinois are an unhappy bunch. Thank goodness it is a fictional town! Poverty, illness, domestic abuse, divorce, PTSD, secrets and affairs are … Continue reading Anything Is Possible | Elizabeth Strout #USAfiction

Leaping Into Waterfalls | Bernadette Brennan #AWWbiography

Gillian Mears often likened herself to a Clarence Valley butcherbird, a creature filled with beautiful song who could also peck out the eyes of fledglings. I have put off writing this book response for weeks now. Reading Leaping Into Waterfalls: The Enigmatic Gillian Mears by Bernadette Brennan was such a tremendous example of how to … Continue reading Leaping Into Waterfalls | Bernadette Brennan #AWWbiography