It’s time for another Classics Club spin. This is the Classics Club's 33rd CC Spin...and mine. Yes you read that correctly. I have participated in EVERY single Classics Club spin, along with Jean @Howling Frog. What is a CC Spin? Simply pick twenty books that you’ve got left to read from your Classics Club List. … Continue reading Classics Club Spin #33
Classics Club Spin #32
It’s time for another Classics Club spin. When I went to put this spin together during the week, I realised I had finished my CC List #2. How on earth did I miss that? Pure and simple - slackness! I'd forgotten to update my links for most of this year. The good news is that … Continue reading Classics Club Spin #32
Classics Club List #3
The other day, a new Classic Club Spin was announced. When I went to check my CC LIST #2 for which books were left, I realised I had been a bit slack about updating it. By the time I added in my recent review of Voss, I was delighted to discover that CC LIST #2 … Continue reading Classics Club List #3
AusReading Month | Wrap up + Poll
AusReading Month 2022 Thank you one and all for your reviews and comments throughout November. It's a busy blogging month, so I appreciate how creative you are at combining the various book events. To this end, I have been thinking about 2023. When I first started AusReading Month in 2013, I chose November because of … Continue reading AusReading Month | Wrap up + Poll
20 Books of (Summer) Winter
20 Books of Summer Winter with Cathy @746 Books is an annual blogging event that I simply cannot resist, despite the fact that the only way I complete it each year is by swapping out some of the books from my original list! But that's half the fun. There are always a handful of books … Continue reading 20 Books of (Summer) Winter
20 Books of Summer [Winter] 2021
Please feel free to use my Southern Hemisphere badge if you're also reading 20 books over the winter months. It's that time of the year again, when we share 20 books we hope/plan/wish to read over the next three months. Cathy @746 Books is our wonderful host, with the most relaxed house rules you can … Continue reading 20 Books of Summer [Winter] 2021
My Life in Books – the 2020 edition
Annabookbel has posted her annual My Life in Books meme. It's a fun way to finish the reading year and a nice opportunity to look back over all the books read during 2020.The rules are simple: using only books you have read this year (2020), answer these prompts. Try not to repeat a book title. … Continue reading My Life in Books – the 2020 edition
2021 Here We Come!
2020 was the year of many things. Some planned and expected, like the War and Peace chapter-a-day readalong. But many things unexpected and impossible to plan for as well. Who knew that Plague-Lit would become a thing? Or that I would waste one whole perfectly good reading month by feeling weird and distracted about a certain … Continue reading 2021 Here We Come!
AusReading Month – Wrap Up Post
As they say in show business, that's a wrap folks! AusReading Month is tucked away for another year. In a strange year of uncertainly, Covid-19 and change, it has been wonderful to pause a while to read, blog and celebrate Australian literature. Thank you to everyone who contributed with reviews, comments and social media activity. … Continue reading AusReading Month – Wrap Up Post
AusReading Month – Celebration, Anticipation & Promotion
Back in 2013, I was struck by a desire to celebrate and promote Australian literature. I chose the month of November to coincide with Triple J's annual AusMusic Month. Now in it's 8th year, AusReading Month has grown from a few bloggers sharing their latest Aussie book reviews to include a host of bloggers around … Continue reading AusReading Month – Celebration, Anticipation & Promotion
1001 Books #Update #BookList
My edition of the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die is a 2009 reprint by Harper Collins Australia with a Preface by Australian journalist and book lover, Jennifer Byrne. Back in February 2016, I spent one ghastly heatwave weekend, going through this book and compiling my read and to-be -read lists with the … Continue reading 1001 Books #Update #BookList
20 Books of Winter
There are almost as many individual ways of participating in Cathy's annual 20 Books of Summer Winter as there are participants!Obviously, one of my points of difference is seasonal.I usually have no difficulty reading 20 books in 3 months, but I am very fast and loose with the whole idea of a static list that … Continue reading 20 Books of Winter
What is a Classic?
Originally published on the 28th August 2012, this post about classic books has been revised and updated for the latest Classics Club discussion on this topic. I've been mulling over 'What is a classic?' ever since I spotted The Classics Club blog for the first time a couple of months ago. I've put off compiling … Continue reading What is a Classic?
My Best Books of 2019
Photo by LAUREN GRAY on UnsplashIt's that time of year again. The time to reflect on my reading year gone by. However, the 31st December, 2019 is not just the end of a year, but the end of a decade as well. A decade in which I started blogging and exploded my reading habit.Below, you … Continue reading My Best Books of 2019
Classics Club Spin #22
Can you believe this is our 22nd CC Spin?And that I have participated in ALL 22.Photo by Lysander Yuen on UnsplashThe rules are easy: compile your list of 20 books by Sunday 22nd December.On that day a number will be randomly selected.That's the book you read.You have until the 31st January 2020 to finish your book and review it.Join … Continue reading Classics Club Spin #22