The Great Plague – Evelyn Lord

Foreword: So clearly my absence from posting has been the entire fault of Game of Thrones. You see, every week I am lucky enough to have a group of friends that watches GOT together. We all assemble at my friend's house, gorge ourselves on home cooked food and watch GOT on the large projector in the … Continue reading The Great Plague – Evelyn Lord


Working Stiff – Judy Melinek and T.J. Mitchell

Rating: 7.5/10 Review: I initially came across this book while trying to hunt down a copy of Smoke Gets In Your Eyes And Other Lessons From The Crematory which it turns out is extremely difficult to find in libraries (at least where I live. Brisbane can offer a suprising amount of experiences and high profile events … Continue reading Working Stiff – Judy Melinek and T.J. Mitchell

Nightbird – Alice Hoffman

Foreword: I am soooo so sorry for not updating my blog as often as I had been before. I work in a tax & accountancy firm (not as an accountant, mind you) and end of financial year is always a savage, brutal time. The stress, long hours and deadlines can put quite a strain on … Continue reading Nightbird – Alice Hoffman


The Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

I love a bit of reflection and this year has passed way too quickly for my liking. So what better way to force myself into the present then to do a little exercise! Question 1 – The best book you’ve read so far in 2017 A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman. I honestly didn't … Continue reading The Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag


The Ghost Hunters – Neil Spring

Rating: 7/10 Review: When I checked this book out of my local library, I wasn't sure of what to expect. The library doesn't have a young adult section (it's... small. Very, very small). So I genuinely didn't know what style of book this would be. For the first time in a long time, I also … Continue reading The Ghost Hunters – Neil Spring


In Cold Blood – Truman Capote

Rating:  8.5/10 Review: I have been wanting to read this novel for a very long time. Everyime I would look at the library stocks, inevitably the book would be out for loan. It is one of those novels that still, despite the years that have passed since it was released, inspires a kind of morbid … Continue reading In Cold Blood – Truman Capote


Land of Hidden Fires – Kirk Kjeldsen

Rating: 5/10 Review: I have really high expectations for war novels. Since my first ever war book, Schindler's Ark, I have steadily become more and more disappointed in the niche. My theory is that people become sloppy. They do their research about the amazing events, scenery and people that are in involved. They blow everyones … Continue reading Land of Hidden Fires – Kirk Kjeldsen