The Blood Countess | Tara Moss

The first e-book I’ve read on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was Tara Moss‘ The Blood Countess. To sum it up briefly, it was a joyful mind-numbing 4 hour read! “Pandora English is no ordinary small town orphan. When she’s invited to live with her mysterious Great-Aunt Celia in New York City, she seizes the opportunityContinue reading “The Blood Countess | Tara Moss”

extremely loud and incredibly close

JOY! Isn’t that how you feel when you find out that one of your favourite books is going to be a feature film? Well, that’s how I feel.  For the moment, it doesn’t matter if the film lives up to the book (it usually never does) but that anticipation when your imagination envisages how itContinue reading “extremely loud and incredibly close”

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”

four eyes over five books

I haven’t bought new books in a while, so I’m extra excited about the fantastic five I ordered on Book Depository: “The Zombie Survival Guide, written by American author Max Brooks and published in 2003, is a survival manual dealing with the potentiality of a fictional zombie attack. It contains detailed plans for the average citizen to survive zombie uprisings ofContinue reading “four eyes over five books”

i’m currently…

Listening to: Lady Antebellum. I am infatuated with this Grammy Award winning 3 person country band. Their latest album Need You Now appeals to a wide audience (like country fringe dwellers like me) , but it’s still essentially country.From a instrumental standpoint they have some beautiful piano-driven love songs but it’s mostly about the guitar, and theyContinue reading “i’m currently…”

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”