Two recent Australian books

Two books that I have recently finished were books that were either mentioned on the programme called Books That Made Us on the ABC television station or they were short listed for a particular literary prize.  The ABC series is no longer available to view but you can see a list of the books here….

A new mother.

The sour dough mother that my elder daughter gave me had to be binned as I had not fed it and it went mouldy.  Lots of sourdough was baked during the lockdown part of COVID but I had not made a loaf for a while and was disappointed when I discovered the starter had gone…

Another book update

My recent books have been mainly crime fiction but there are a couple of exceptions. This particular book was non-fiction and the title was a little off putting but the actual read was well worthwhile. The End of your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe “A lifelong love of books plays out as a son…

A thriller that is non-fiction

One of my reads last month was a non-fiction book called Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: the mavericks who plotted Hitler’s defeat. The book had been recommended to me by one of the members of my reading group.  I am not usually someone who would read war history but I thought I would give it…

Update on my Reading Challenge

I am not sure if, as a reader of my blog, you are aware that there are links at the top of the home page to other aspects of my blog. I just wanted to let you know that I recently updated my Reading Challenge page for 2022 by adding in my reads for the…

196. READ. LOOK. THINK. — Jessica Stanley’s READ.LOOK.THINK.

Scomo sucks by MALI BAKES. (A frankly upsetting TikTok that juxtaposes footage of Australia’s rolling national disasters with Scott Morrison’s speech in parliament where he brandished a lump of coal — yes, it’s real.)READ.’Yes, I’m an older woman, a calm woman, I’ve written enough things, I’m at peace, my days of partying on Milanese rooftops… 196….