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….

Not since November 26th 2021!

Well, that is how long it has been since I have done a post on the blog.  I received a phone call today from my brother and sister-in-law just to make sure that I was still on the planet as I hadn’t posted for a while even though we have been in touch through Zoom…

An absolute corker of a read.

This is a book that you could easily spend all day reading.  I was so keen to get to the end that is exactly what I did. I have read a few Michael Robotham books, make that all of his books, and this one was his most recent. “Philomena ‘Phil’ McCarthy is a promising young…

Lots of book reading in lockdown

If you look at my Book Challenges Page for 2021 you will see that August has been a month of very serious reading.  I don’t think I have read so many books in a month before.  Here is just one of August’s reads. A new author I have discovered is Matt Nable.  One of my…

A Tim Winton novel

This book was another buy from the Book Fair.  The book was published in 1994 but I had not read it.  The last Tim Winton book I read was Dirt Music, which I loved.  I loved this book too. The book was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1995.  The prize was won by The…

The Den of Nargun

One of the books read by students during my teaching years was The Nargun and the Stars.  The reason I mention this is we did the walk to the Den of Nargun with some of our grandchildren during the Christmas holidays.  I had walked with our two other grandchildren when they were much younger and…