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
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!
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. Congratulations to the … Continue reading AusReading Month – Wrap Up Post
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 the … Continue reading AusReading Month – Celebration, Anticipation & Promotion
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
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
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 my classics … Continue reading What is a Classic?
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
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
Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on UnsplashWhat do you do when you're behind in your blogging schedule?You make up a new list, of course!A new list that sucks hours of your time and does nothing to help you finish any of the other posts in draft, but leaves you feeling weirdly satisfied.A new list, inspired by … Continue reading My Australian TBR – Vote Now!
In preparation for #AusReadingMonth in November, I will create a few posts full of Aussie books to help inspire and expand your true blue wishlists.Today we start with Non-Fiction.November has become one of my busiest reading and blogging months of the year. In 2013, not only did I start hosting #AusReadingMonth for the first time, … Continue reading Two Birds; One Stone.
Despite some solid efforts in the past couple of years to lower Mount TBR, the pile still looks as high and as wide and as deep as it did in 2017.To help me remember what treats I have lurking on the bottom of the pile, I try to regularly join in memes like this.A - … Continue reading The A-Z of my TBR