A new book series for me.

Three of the books I bought at the bookshop in Maffra were by the author Peter May.  I have written about him in previous blog posts and the three books are part of a series called The China Thrillers. The first book is called The Firemaker. Taken from the back cover of the book. “LI…

Topical reading

I have been very quiet over the last couple of weeks as I have been watching the Tour de France.  Here in Australia the broadcast starts at about 8.30 or 9.00pm and continues until 1.30 or 2.00am the following morning.  Needless to  say my sleeping pattern has been completely altered during this time and the…

Great non fiction read

This little book was picked up for $1 at the book fair. Again it was a case of the the book cover catching my eye, but this time it was the title that sparked my interest. Not for all the tea in China is an idiom that is part of the English language. The book…

Ages since I last added to my 2021 Reading Challenge

This book caught my eye in the bookshop at Bright.  It reminded me of another book I had read. . . . I liked the sound of the blurb on the back so bought it and I will admit that I read it quickly.  While reading the book I was also reminded of Stasiland by Anna…

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…

A $2 buy at the Book Fair

What a little gem this was, 160 pages.  It is only a small book and it can be read in a couple of hours but it was delightful. Philosophical musings on what makes a happy and fulfilled life. “One of the bestselling authors of Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar travels to Greece…