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Review: The Monk who Sold His Ferrari – Robin Sharma

I don’t think there’s ever been an occasion during my entire reading history that I’ve ever read a book that I wish I’d read ten years prior. Sure, there have been many, many books that I have loved; that I have reread with glee; that I have bought – somewhat pointless – multiple copies of, […]

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Review: Wasted – Elizabeth Muir

I came across Wasted: A story of alcohol, grief and a death in Brisbane by Elizabeth Muir when The Stella Prize (the Australian equivalent of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction) announced their longlisted books in February. While it hadn’t been my intention to read primarily non-fiction books this year, a pattern has certainly emerged in […]

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Review: When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi

When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi

If you’re looking for a heartbreaking book to read in a single sitting, then When Breath Becomes Air may just be what you’re after. It’s one of those books that I had seen almost everywhere before I finally bought it one wet and windy afternoon from in Mona Vale’s Berkelouw Books. It had been lauded […]

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Review: Leap Year – Helen Russell

Leap In - Helen Russel

Last year while in Hawaii I read – and adored – Helen Russell’s The Year of Living Danishly. It was a rather odd juxtaposition; sweltering in the Hawaiian heat while day dreaming of candles and cushions and all things cosy. And, as happy as I am with the life I’ve built down under; the endless […]

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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: The Ethical Carnivore – Louise Gray

  I’ve never been a big meat eater. I was quite a picky eater as a child – particularly when it came to animals – and no doubt used to be quite a challenge to feed for anyone who wasn’t aware of my peculiar preferences. I’d eat sausages but not pork or bacon, mince – […]

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Six of the Best: American Greats

  With the recent results of the American Election, and the consequential fall-out the world over, it’s fair to say that the US of A has lost its favour many. A country I’ve had a long distance literary love affair with since I was a young girl, while Trump’s presidency may not be the county’s finest hour, […]

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A Girl Down Under: In Which I Reflect On The Last Twelve Months

I’ve been planning on writing this blog post for a while now. As soon as I was offered a sponsored job with just weeks left of my working holiday visa – and consequently knew I was in Australia to stay – I’ve been dying to put pen to paper to wax lyrical about my first […]

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Review: The Toy Maker – Liam Pieper

  Despite having finished the BBC Top 100 a matter of months ago – a challenge I set myself with the sole purpose to expand my reading repertoire – I have since reverted to my reading ways of old; indulging in long-forgotten favourites I haven’t have the time to read until recently, re-reading best-loved books from days gone […]

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The Year of Living Danishly – Helen Russel

Despite having lived in Australia for almost a year now and having fully integrated myself into a Sydney-sider’s lifestyle – from partaking in everything from sunrise yoga to surf lessons – when it comes to my online reading matter, it has remained quintessentially British. From Stylist Magazine to the Telegraph Online and everything in between, […]

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