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”

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”

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”

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”

ee cummings

Third in this week’s fandom series is the tribute on American poet Edward Estlin Cummings. October 14, 1894 – September 3, 1962  Those who know me well, know of my love of poetry. I read poetry, I write poetry. In my opinion, poetry is food for the soul.  EE Cummings wrote poetry of love, eroticism, political satiresContinue reading “ee cummings”