My dad loved poetry

My dad was someone who could quote poetry seemingly for any occasion imaginable. He told me and my brothers and sisters that he learnt most of his poetry when he was at school in the highlands of Scotland.  The school was Boultach School and his teacher I only ever heard him refer to as Rachael….

Javascotia. . . . .coffeeScotland?????

Javascotia is the title of my next book in the A-Z Book Challenge.  The book is by the author Benjamin Obler. Being a coffee lover I thought I might enjoy this book. From the book jacket: Melvin Podgorski is young, naïve, American — and a coffee fanatic. It’s this passion that leads him from his…

My choice of books are often Australian or Scottish

An observation I have made recently is that many of the books I choose to read have some link to either Australia or Scotland with the exception of Scanda noir books.  This next book in my A-Z Book Challenge has a link to Scotland.  The book is The Observations by Jane Harris. It was shortlisted for…

Jo Nesbo . . . .The Oslo Trilogy

This trilogy I read while I was overseas but I am going to include it in my A-Z Book Challenge for the letter N, author. I have previously reviewed a Nesbo book here.  This time I downloaded the trilogy to my iphone for reading while overseas; much lighter than three books. The three books did…

The Night Ferry . . a heart breaker.

Our elder daughter gave my husband a Michael Robotham book for his birthday last year and my husband enjoyed the book so much he decided to read another by the author.  This one was a real bargain at $5, originally bought for $32.95.  Books are so expensive in Australia.  I tend to buy most of…

Mateship with birds

My latest A-Z Book challenge book is Mateship with Birds by Carrie Tiffany.  Way back in February I listened to a podcast on Radio National and decided I needed to buy the book.  I had read Carrie Tiffany’s previous book, Everyman’s rules for Scientific Living, as it had been shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award….