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 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


The Palace of Curiosities – Rosie Garland

Rating: 8/10 Review:  This was a welcome breath of relief from the previous book I read. This relatively short novel felt easy and quick which was exactly what I was hoping it would be.  Eve is born with the heart and the looks of a lion. She is kept away from the public by her … Continue reading The Palace of Curiosities – Rosie Garland


The Glass Book of the Dream Eaters – G.W. Dahlquist

Rating: 5/10 Review: When I saw this book, I was immediately drawn in by the beautiful cover and the blurb. I wanted to love this book and I wanted to enter a world of mystery and adventure. The first chapter hooked me and I felt like I had stumbled upon a unique and fun read. … Continue reading The Glass Book of the Dream Eaters – G.W. Dahlquist


The Evening Chorus – Helen Humphreys

Rating: 6.5/10 Review:  When I'm commuting into work each day, usually my nose is stuffed into a book or my head is tilted down at a tiny smart phone screen. Some days though, I'm just not in the mood to absorb any more information. On those days, I just sit and stare out the window. … Continue reading The Evening Chorus – Helen Humphreys