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…

Two books with strikingly similar covers

I have just finished a non-fiction book which I realised reminded me of a book I already had, also a non-fiction book. The book I have just finished is The Secret Lives of Colour and the book it reminded me of is The Cook’s Companion by Stephanie Alexander and that is where the similarity ends,…

I am blaming COVID.

The last post I wrote was way back on 16th November.  I think you will all agree that last year was a bit rubbish.  I just haven’t been able to get myself into some sort of a routine.  I start with lots of good intentions but they just seem to fall by the wayside after…

Well worth reading.

This is a book I read way back in August but it left an impression on me so I thought I would share my thoughts. A very short summary: “Mornings in Jenin is an amazing read and an insight to the lives of the Abulheja family who are an ordinary Palestinian family living just before,…

Latest read books

I have managed to get quite a few books read recently.  The Strays by Emily Bitto “On her first day at a new school, Lily befriends one of the daughters of infamous avant-garde painter Evan Trentham. He and his wife are trying to escape the stifling conservatism of 1930s Australia by inviting other like-minded artists…

An unusual read for me

I am not someone who reads fantasy or books that involve ghosts but I became thoroughly hooked by this book after I persevered with the first fifty or so pages. The book was one I borrowed from a member of our bookclub.  We swap our books when we meet and talk about books we have…