I recently picked up a couple of older Australian YA novels from an op shop, and reading them was an interesting experience. It got me wondering about why certain books (and naturally, films and television shows) feel dated when you read them well after their original publication dates, when others can feel just as current… Continue reading So what makes a book feel dated?
So if you’re like me and feel like time moved unusual fast last year (you mean it’s not August 2014??!), you might be struggling to grasp the fact that it is in all seriousness 2017. Sorcery I tell you! Apparently I turn 20 this year and am not sure what to do with that information.… Continue reading RELEASE THE KRA- um, Piecharts? (2016 Reading Stats and Habits)
It’s Tuesday again! I seem to be doing a pretty good job of participating in Top Ten Tuesday every other week lately, for no apparent reason. BUT this week is a freebie, so how could I resist? This week’s Top Ten Tuesday (which is, as always hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) happens to coincide… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Top Aussie YA Novels (#LoveOzYA, Baby!)
There’s something seriously refreshing about sitting down and reading an entire book in the space of an afternoon after you’ve been in a reading slump. Having read only one book in its entirety in December so far (a reread of Persuasion), I was well and truly bogged down in a reading slump, and Green Valentine was exactly… Continue reading Review: Green Valentine by Lili Wilkinson
A quick aside: Has it really been a month since I last posted something here? Eek… I won’t promise it won’t happen again (there was kind of a reason, but not enough to justify disappearing for AN ENTIRE MONTH like I just did), but I’ll definitely try a bit harder to post regularly – I have… Continue reading Review: Cloudwish by Fiona Wood
‘Judging a Book by Its Cover’ is a segment where I discuss book covers, and basically how I feel about them. This week, the theme is ‘bright and brilliant’, so I’ll be talking about three of my favourite colourful covers.
The Reluctant Hallelujah was one of those books that I’ve had a vague awareness of for a few years now. This awareness was pretty much in the sense of ‘I’m aware it exists but have no idea about the plot’, aside from vaguely knowing it had something to do with Jesus. But when I saw it… Continue reading Review: The Reluctant Hallelujah by Gabrielle Williams