Book review – Dune Road by Jane Green

Jane Green is an author I have admired for many years. At times when I stare at my to-be-read shelf and think ‘there is nothing interesting here’, that is when I go in search of a Jane Green novel. They are sweet, have believable characters and pull me in quickly. As a bonus, the plots…

Book review – The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery

A very dear friend recently gave me The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. She was amazed I hadn’t read it and said that as soon as I have, we would watch the movie version together. Her advice to me was, ‘you need to have a childlike imagination when reading this book.’ And I believe…

Book review – Secret of the Sixth Magic by Lyndon Hardy

Many years have passed since I have ventured into the genre of fantasy. Please don’t mistake me and think I haven’t visited the realm of fantasy, because that happens multiple times a day. No, I’m talking about the genre of fantasy. This was a favourite of mine in my teenage years. Perhaps the idea that…

Book review – Ten Things I’ve Learnt About Love by Sarah Butler

Ten Things I’ve Learnt About Love by Sarah Butler is a charming book with two interwoven storylines. A young woman who comes home to watch her father die and an old man living on the streets. But as each person deals with their own demons, their paths cross and connect until finally, they collide. Each…

Book review – Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty

Sensible Lyn, evil Cat and Bohemian, unpredictable Gemma. Three sisters. Triplets, who are as different from each other as their physicality is alike. Three girls who share a birthday, a history and a disastrous night which lands one of them in hospital. Liane Moriarty’s first published book, Three Wishes, is my latest read. What I…

Book review – Lyrebird Cecelia Ahern

I found this book a while ago and in true bookish fashion, wrote it on my to-be-read list (the to-be-read shelf was already bursting) and promptly forgot about it. But when visiting the bookstore with my Christmas money, I became reacquainted with this little novel. Over the years I have read a few books by…

Book review – The Forever House by Veronica Henry

Every now and then, by fate or serendipity, a book comes into your life at just the right time. It will have a message, a character, or a theme that so perfectly conveys how you are feeling. It may describe the greatest challenge of your time. It outlines the problem and solution so clearly, you…

A quiet place to write

Usually, when I sit at my desk in the morning, it is to silence. There is no music, the phone is ignored and no one is around. Essentially, I work to exam conditions (but without a scary exam lady watching over me). I need to be free of distractions to be able to turn inside…

New

Sometimes, all you can do is close down your old documents, put away your old notes, and start again. This is true of writing and of life. There are times when you need a change of scenery. Or a place where no one knows you or your history. Then there are times when everything needs…

Lessons Learned

Life is a collection of lessons. A series of classes we must take. But rarely do we stop to think about those lessons. We think about moments; a series of photographs our mind strings together to tell us what our life has involved. But to grow as a person we must also think about how…

Creative Bubble

Today is the first day of a long weekend and, as I don’t usually work Tuesdays, this means I have the next four days off work. Four days of no commitments. Four days of sleep-ins and doing whatever I want. While many Australians will use the long weekend to go away camping or down the…