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Sunrise Yoga with One Wave


While I certainly consider myself a morning person – and indeed often wake far earlier than necessary in order to read before work, when my alarm went off at 5am on Friday morning after a late night and copious glasses of prosecco, I almost succumbed to the temptation of hitting snooze and falling back into […]

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Gleebooks, Glebe


Three kilometers south west of Sydney’s central business district lies the pretty peninsula of Glebe. Often overlooked in favor of Sydney’s more glamorous inner-city suburbs, Glebe is home to a vibrant cultural community with a plethora of eateries and boutiques to rival any of its sister suburbs. Certainly its biggest gem is the glorious Gleebooks. […]

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Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky


  As I approach the final stretch of my BBC Top 100 challenge; as the final ten draws ever closer, inevitably, the choice of what to read next is limited. The bulk of what is left are books that I’ve yet found the inclination to read; Catch 22, Ulysees, The Magus – but in amongst […]

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Oscar & Friends


  What London lacks in bookshops, Sydney seems to have in abundance; the kind of neighborhood bookstore that one can pop into for a browse, to be greeted by a friendly face and shelves upon shelves of undiscovered books waiting to be read. Oscar and Friends is the perfect example of this kind of place. […]

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My Beautiful Book Blanket


Given that this blog is about all things bookish, I thought I’d write a post on my newest treasured possession – the beautiful book blanket my incredibly talented Aunty Kate made me as a welcome-to-Australia gift. My dad’s side of the family have always been quite artistic – a talent that, despite being bestowed upon […]

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Yoga Teacher Training: In The Beginning


It’s no secret that deciding to train as a yoga teacher had little to do with finding the path to enlightenment and everything to do with relocating to a city I had fallen in love with under the loosely disguised veil that I referred to as career development when pushed. Thus with something I can […]

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Berkelouw Books


  When I visited Australia in February of this year, I was lucky enough to be staying at my friend Dave’s beautiful beach-front apartment in Rose Bay. A habourside, eastern suburb of Sydney, Rose Bay lies between North Bondi and Watson’s Bay, and its tranquil stretch of beach has views of the famous harbour bridge. […]

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Gertrude & Alice, Bondi Beach


I brought just a handful of books to Sydney with me, having promised my Aunty Kate I would invest in an e-reader to ensure that I wouldn’t take up valuable space in my suitcase with great tomes that I had hope to get through during my time in Australia. And so, while I had initially […]

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30 Days in Sydney – Peter Carey

Soon after I booked my flights to Sydney, my very best friend Lexy gave me Peter Carey’s travel memoir, 30 Days in Sydney. I decided to save it until I arrived in Sydney, as I thought it would be rather apt to read when in my new home, as well as the added bonus of […]

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Bonjour Tristesse – Françoise Sagan

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On the second leg of my journey to Sydney, having finished Middlemarch at Beijing Aiport, I was in dire need of a quick, compelling read that would entertain me for the final couple of hours of my flight. Thankfully, I had packed Bonjour Tristesse. Originally bought from Atlantis Books while on holiday in Santorini a […]

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