Utu | a novel by Caryl Férey

I’m three quarters of the way through a novel by French author Caryl Férey. I’ve paused from reading only to write this post as I’m otherwise completely engrossed in the story… Paul Osborne is spiraling out of control. Full of drugs and booze and self-hate, he has washed up in Sydney, where he has a walk-up inContinue reading “Utu | a novel by Caryl Férey”

The Paris Wife

At Dinner Club last night I received a pretty package tied with ribbon from the Jacksons! The first book that I am reading from my stack is I think it’s fascinating when a writer melds fiction and fact. Of course, there is always truth to the essence of something that is written, but I’m talking about whenContinue reading “The Paris Wife”

aa gill is away

I’m going to break up my blogging week of Melbourne lovin’ to write a review on the latest book I just finished; AA Gill is Away (funnily enough by AA Gill).  Adrian Anthony Gill is a food and travel writer who I first read as a regular feature article in Australian Gourmet Traveller magazine. He’sContinue reading “aa gill is away”

review | water for elephants

I am one of those people who likes to read the book before watching the movie. I’d heard of the NY Times best seller Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen but hadn’t gotten around to reading it yet. That was until I started seeing ads for the film adaptation starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson. IContinue reading “review | water for elephants”

impatiently waiting | Dead Reckoning; Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris’ official website puts the publication date of her new Sookie Stackhouse novel (#11), to this week on the 3rd May 2011. It isn’t available for pre-order on Book Depository as yet, so I’ll have to brave the astronomical shipping fees of Amazon to get it ASAP… There is a sneak-peek of the firstContinue reading “impatiently waiting | Dead Reckoning; Charlaine Harris”

impatiently waiting | dreadfully ever after

You know I love English literature & zombies, right? Well, have I got an upcoming treat! Steve Hockensmith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls is one of my favorite books, so I am super excited to find out that in 30 days his new Quirk Classics book entitled Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: DreadfullyContinue reading “impatiently waiting | dreadfully ever after”

Anna Karenina | A novel by Leo Tolstoy

What is it about Leo Tolstoy‘s novels, written and set in 19th century Russia, that still proves relevant after all these years? On the surface, Anna Karenina is a beautifully written account of love, betrayal and Russian high society. But delve deeper into the themes and structure and it gives way to thought about the ease ofContinue reading “Anna Karenina | A novel by Leo Tolstoy”

the magician’s elephant

“Magic is always impossible… It begins with the impossible and ends with the impossible and is impossible in between. That is why it is magic.” – The magician, p 154 Jay is always telling me I am like a child. Sometimes this is said with frustration when I am in the throws of a tantrum,Continue reading “the magician’s elephant”