The Stella Prize 2017 Longlist


I’ve been glued to Twitter all evening, busting to hear the Stella Prize 2017 longlist announcement. It’s here, so now I can relax (and start reading and predicting) – Continue reading

Six Degrees of Separation – from Elizabeth is Missing to Tales of the City


It’s six degrees of separation for books. Created by Emma Chapman and Annabel Smith. Check out the rules if you want to play along.

We begin with Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healy. It’s a mystery involving an elderly woman. A similar theme runs through The Night Guest by Fiona McFarlane. Continue reading

Bookish (and not so bookish) Thoughts


1. I’m a bit sick of my self-imposed-book-buying-ban now. But I’m holding out until at least the end of June.

2. NetGalley win – got an ARC copy of Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia (which I wanted to read after Rory’s great review. Obviously I couldn’t race out to buy it – see above).

3. NetGalley fail – ARC of Bellweather Rhapsody available to read on all devices except Kindle *cries* Continue reading

Bookish (and not so bookish) Thoughts


1. Last week I mentioned that I had a few too many balls in the air. I dropped some. Feels good.

2. The Stella Prize is a major literary award celebrating Australian women’s writing. The shortlist for the 2014 Stella Prize was announced last week. I would like to say I’ve read them all and can therefore offer my opinion but no. I’ve read one and a half (the half being Night Games… oddly, this didn’t grab me but I will pick it up again before the Prize winner is announced on April 29). I’ve heard fantastic things about The Night Guest but at this stage, I’ll be cheering for the beautiful, memorable, heart-breaking Burial Rites.

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