2021 Reviews · biography · new release · non-fiction · true stories · World War II

New Release Book Review: The Keeper of Miracles by Phillip Maisel

Title: The Keeper of Miracles Author: Phillip Maisel Published: July 27th 2021 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 224 Genres:  Second World War, Humanities, The HolocaustBiography & True Stories, Autobiography: historical, political & military RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars The memoir of a Holocaust survivor keeping alive the stories of his generation. For more than 30 years, Phillip Maisel has worked selflessly to record the harrowing… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Keeper of Miracles by Phillip Maisel

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New Release Book Review: Searching for Charlotte by Kate Forsyth & Belinda Murrell

Title: Searching for Charlotte Author: Kate Forsyth & Belinda Murrell Published: November 1st 2020 Publisher: NLA Publishing Pages: 304 Genres:  Non Fiction, History, Biography, True Stories RRP: $34.99 Rating: 4 stars For almost 140 years, the author of Australia’s first book for children was a mystery. Known only by the descriptor ‘a Lady Long Resident in New South Wales’, she was the subject… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Searching for Charlotte by Kate Forsyth & Belinda Murrell

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · biography · history · true stories · World War II

New Release Book Review: The Writing on the Wall by Juliet Rieden

Title: The Writing on the Wall Author: Juliet Rieden Published: August 27th 2019 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 288 Genres:  Non Fiction, Biography, Memoir, History, World War II RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars ‘Memoirs such as this will ensure we do not lose the struggle against “forgetting” – that sly accomplice of tyranny’ Magda Szubanski In 1939, as Hitler’s troops march on Prague, a Jewish… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Writing on the Wall by Juliet Rieden

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · Australian · biography · non-fiction · true stories

#Book Bingo 2019 Round 8: ‘Themes of Justice’ – Blood on the Rosary by Sue Smethurst and Margaret Harrod

Book Bingo 2019 is a collaboration challenge I am completing with my favourite bloggers, Theresa Smith Writes and The Book Muse. Each Saturday, on a fortnightly basis, beginning on Saturday 5th January 2019, Ashleigh, Theresa and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries. The Book Bingo 2019 card contains a total of 30… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2019 Round 8: ‘Themes of Justice’ – Blood on the Rosary by Sue Smethurst and Margaret Harrod

2018 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · romance · true stories

Book Review: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Title: The Kiss Quotient Author: Helen Hoang Published: June 13th 2018 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 314 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3.5 stars A heartwarming and refreshing debut novel that proves one thing: there’s not enough data in the world to predict what will make your heart tick Stella Lane thinks mathematics is the only thing that unites the universe. She… Continue reading Book Review: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

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#Book Bingo 2018: ‘A book by an author you’ve never read before’ – A Certain Light by Cynthia Banham

#Book Bingo 2018 is a collaboration challenge I am completing with my favourite blogger, Theresa Smith Writes. How does it work?  We have devised our own personalised book bingo card game. Twice a month, on the first and third Saturday of the month, Theresa and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries.… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2018: ‘A book by an author you’ve never read before’ – A Certain Light by Cynthia Banham

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Beauty & Lace Book Club Review: Paris Dreaming by Katrina Lawrence

Title: Paris Dreaming Author:  Katrina Lawrence Published: November 20th 2017 Publisher: Harper Collins Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres:  Biography, True Stories, Memoir RRP: $35.00 Rating: 4 stars An Australian beauty journalist shares her obsession with Paris – a city which has been her guide through a lifelong journey of self-discovery. Katrina Lawrence first fell in love with Paris at the age of five, and… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Club Review: Paris Dreaming by Katrina Lawrence