A new series from Europa Editions, The Passenger collects the best new writing, photography, art and reportage from around the world. There are five books in The Passenger series to date - Japan, Greece, Brazil, Turkey and India. Two more are imminent - Berlin and Paris. I'm often a sucker for good packaging, and these books are … Continue reading The Passenger: Japan #travelwriting
I had no idea that Bill Hayes was working on another scenes of New York book that would focus on the March-April Covid-19 lockdown of 2020. If I'd known, I may have experienced fewer angsty days of my own, knowing that Bill was going to somehow make it all right! It’s a little like losing … Continue reading How We Live Now: Scenes from the Pandemic | Bill Hayes #USAnonfiction
has turned out nothing like I had planned.Life's like that sometimes.But I'm determined to get back on track, refocus my energies and finish a few reviews!Thank you all for your patience, and a BIG thank you to Nancy for reviewing her little heart out and maintaining her #AusReadingMonth enthusiasm despite my intermittent attention.Not all of … Continue reading So, November…
I confess that I began Green Nomads with a cynical attitude - why would anyone think they could publish a glossy coffee table book about their recent camping trip and expect people to buy it?I could do that surely? All I had to do was raid my instagram account for all those sunsets, macro flowers … Continue reading Green Nomads by Bob Brown
"Getting in touch with the beauty of nature makes life much more beautiful, much more real." You Are Here by Thich Nhat HanhHalong Bay is beautiful, magical and impossible to capture.There is a majesty in the simplicity of these limestone karsts. It's difficult to accurately capture their scale & depth.But there is another side to … Continue reading A few views from Halong Bay Vietnam….
We have been enjoying the most glorious of autumns in Sydney this year. The warm, sunny days, stunning sunsets and balmy nights have everyone extolling the virtues of autumn.A trip to Mudgee last weekend reminded me of my favourite autumnal phrase from John Keats "season of mists and mellow fruitfulness..." I was first introduced to this poem at … Continue reading Ode to Autumn – John Keats
OMG! I'm in love!The serious this-is-just-too-cute mousey kind of love.Mouse Mansion: Sam & Julia is the creation (and dare I say obsession) of Karina Schaapman. She has built an entire world for Julia & Sam within the confines of cardboard boxes & papier maché.Over 100 rooms exist in this extraordinary ecosystem.Each room is meticulously decorated … Continue reading Mouse Mansion by Karina Schaapman
Saturday Snapshot is a non-book related meme hosted by Alyce. This week we're off to Hawaii. My husband and I honeymooned there a couple of years ago. It was the perfect place for a honeymoon - lots of places to stop, relax and do very little, combined with wonderful scenery, history, culture and adventure. As … Continue reading Saturday Snapshot #4