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Pack Your Carry-On: Books for Every Type of Traveller

Books for Travellers

Whether you’re heading to faraway lands in search of adventure, jetting off on a city break for a weekend of cosmopolitan culture, or simply searching for some sunshine and a glistening cliff-side pool, a good read is always a welcome companion. From the adventure seekers to the big dreamers, here are some of the very best bookss for […]

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Review: The Hate Race – Maxine Beneba Clarke

Having finally finished reading the BBC Top 100 in February last year, I was wary of setting myself any book-related challenges for 2017. I had originally toyed with the idea of spending the year reading only female writers; a notion that was soon binned when I realised that Yann Martel, author of Life of Pi, […]

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Review: This is How it Always is – Laurie Frankel

Now that I’m no longer choosing the books I read from a list of 100 I’m afforded much more freedom when it comes to my novel choices. Often I’ll chose something a friend or fellow blogger has recommended; sometimes it will be a book I’ve been meaning to read for a while; others I will chose […]

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Review: Life of Pi – Yann Martel

Life of Pi is one of those books that’s been on my radar for a number of years now. Having won the Man Booker Prize in 2002 and been recommended to me by multiple friends I certainly didn’t mean to wait over a decade since its publication to read it – but alas, as with […]

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Epic Love Stories for Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day Reads

In celebration of Valentine’s day and all things romantic, I’ve compiled a list of some of literature’s best love stories. From Margaret Mitchell’s epic saga of unrequited love; to Audrey Niffenegger’s debut tale of time travel that won her a legion of fans the world over, if you fancy curling up with a good old […]

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Melbourne’s Best: Brunch Spots & Bookshops

What Melbourne lacks in beaches, it makes up for with its bustling CBD and arts offering. Often referred to as Australia’s cultural capital, its coffee scene is world-famous and the city boasts exhibitions and eateries galore. On a recent trip to Australia’s most sustainable city, I sought to source some of the best places for brunch and the […]

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A Stylish Stay In Byron Bay

I first came to Byron Bay for its annual Bluesfest over the Easter weekend in 2016, and instantly fell in love with the beach side town’s relaxed vibe, busking culture, endless stretches of beach and brunch spots a-plenty. I later returned on a storm-filled weekend for the town’s literary festival, before returning to this beautiful slice of beach […]

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Six Quick Ways to Improve Your Blog

Quick Ways to Improve Your Blog

Blogging tips: there are hundreds to be found. From creating great content, to enrolling in online blogging courses and beyond, the internet is awash with ways in which to improve one’s blog. And as both an avid reader and writer, I’ve been known to spend hours upon hours reading article after article on sure-fire ways […]

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Six of the Best: Aussie Reads

Aussie Reads

  In honour of all things Aussie – and in order to celebrate Australia Day – I thought I’d put together a list of the best Aussie reads. While the land down under is known for its love of smashed avo on toast, year-round balmy temperatures and endless stretches of beach, the country is lesser […]

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Why I’m Taking The 12 Trip Challenge

12 Trip Challenge

When I first moved to Australia a little under eighteen months ago, I knew very little of what was to lie ahead. I knew I’d be completing yoga teacher training with Power Living, and that I’d be living in Bondi, and sure, I had hopes and dreams for what was to come; but while some […]

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  • lucy Welcome! I’m Lucy, a long-standing bookworm with a passion for literature and all things bookish. As a former Londoner and current Sydney-sider, this blog will offer you a window into the life of an expat, along with weekly book reviews, travel features and blogging tips, all written lovingly from my bedroom in Bondi. Read More

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