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April 14, 2019

So turns out it’s very dangerous to read the first page of all your favourite books… I kept continuing to read and each time had to firmly shut the book on my fingers before I got completely caught up! I did have a lovely time searching through my old books, my new boo...

April 1, 2019

As the years have been passing and I’m getting more experience running a book club I’m finding the best meetings are where we disagree on the books. Where the book was so long/intense/silly/sad/weird/etc that we end up having quite heated but hilarious discussions abou...

March 14, 2019

For those of you who have never heard of Oliver Sacks (1933-2015), he blew into the literary scene in 1985 with his now classic and epically popular, 'The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat'. A neurologist by training (dealing with all types of disorders of the nervous...

February 28, 2019

There are so many books in the world, sometimes you can't get through everything. So I'm recommending ten books I've read myself that I think languish on the shelves undeservingly. So in alphabetical order, here are my ten books you've might have missed but should read...

February 14, 2019

Kate Grenville is most well known for her historical Australian family drama 'The Secret River'. Written in 2005 it wasn’t her first book, but certainly won her a whole slew of awards that has made her a household name. Then when it was set as a text for various curric...

January 31, 2019

We're well into 2019 now, but some books still have been hanging around in my subconscious from 2018. So with that in mind, what is still in your mind from last year? 

Send me your recommendations and I'm going to try and track them down and read them if I haven't...

January 9, 2019

Last year I read the new book by Kamila Shamsie, Home Fire, as it feels like everyone has been requesting it. It was fascinating, full of characters modern and topical for today's terrorist age. The next day, completely accidentally I picked up The Outsiders by S.E. Hi...

November 26, 2018

Many people have seen photos of Custard, my fur-baby in the shop or on social media. And I thought for our final Blog post of the year, I would talk about his taste in books! He's a cheeky little bunny who loves to claim all the books as his own (rubbing his chin on th...

October 31, 2018

Lunchtime is my time to sit and read at the counter. Although people think that's what I do all the time, there's so many other things that need to be done I have to limit my time actually reading in the shop. One of the best genres to read when you know you are going...

September 30, 2018

Lots of people who live in Sydney are not from Sydney originally (myself included). So sometimes it's really nice to read a fiction book set in your adopted city, or indeed in the city you were born and bred. Here's a list of authors and books set in Sydney, both moder...

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