"Gilded" by Marissa Meyer This book is a treasure: a YA/Adult delve into a fairytale land of mythical creatures, medieval-style life (complete with magic, of course) and a plot that reframes Rumpelstiltskin. In this clever book the author's research into the setting and the narrative style is evident. At 600-odd* pages it's a fantastic escape… Continue reading ArtsHub: “Gilded”
Category: Reflective Reviews
My reviews of others’ work.
This category is changing. Book reviews will go to Bountiful Books; music reviews will go to Marvellous Music.
ArtsHub: “SOUL fury”
"SOUL fury" displayed at the Bendigo Art Gallery SOUL fury is the first visual art exhibition I have reviewed. With works from sixteen female artists within Islamic culture, I discovered great works with powerful messages. Impactful. Enjoy my review!
Reedsy Review: “I Hear the Black Raven”
"I Hear the Black Raven" Sometimes a real gem finds its way to me: this book is a rarity in its unique style, a real delight! I totally dug this book! Read my Reedsy review here.
ArtsHub: “Elvis Direct from Graceland”
"Elvis: Direct from Graceland" - Bendigo Art Gallery How lucky am I to be asked to cover this Australian exclusive exhibition for ArtsHub? I learned so much about the King! Read my review here.
Review: The Cat Empire
The Cat Empire's original line-up The Cat Empire is a band I've been following with my children since their inception (inception of the band and my children). We are fans of the jazz-fusion rhythms, to which we have danced equally enthusiastically at concerts and around our lounge room. With the original six-piece line-up now going… Continue reading Review: The Cat Empire
Inaugural ArtsHub Review: “Love & Virtue”
"Love & Virtue" by Diana Reid A ripper of a novel, set in the university dorms of a Sydney university and covering topical issues around entitlement, sexual consent and ethical behaviour which have been rife in the Australian press over the last couple of years. If not a game-changer, then definitely a conversation-starter ... or… Continue reading Inaugural ArtsHub Review: “Love & Virtue”
Review: “Shackled Freedom”
"Shackled Freedom" by Dasan Ahanu I was asked by Rick Lite from Stress Free Book Marketing if I'd like to review this book. I relish books from outside my experience because that's how I learn about the world from other people's vantage points, those from other walks of life ... and as I'm not a… Continue reading Review: “Shackled Freedom”
Reedsy Review #13
Warning: contains football I chose to review this book because I remember the incident mentioned in the blurb on our national news. I did not realise this book would have quite so much football as it does! The timing of my reading this autobiography coincided with our Australian Football League's finals season. This is the… Continue reading Reedsy Review #13
Reedsy Review #12
Rainbow Body: a delightful anthology of poetry by Neysa King. I can't resist poetry. When I look at the plethora of books on offer as Advanced Reader Copies from Reedsy I find myself consistently drawn to the poetic form. Rainbow Body intrigued me from the start: I hope you enjoy my review! Who knows: maybe… Continue reading Reedsy Review #12
Reedsy Review #11
The book that started as a film, and then a play This book was too enticing to resist: a YA comedy-thriller about a regular teen who acquires extraordinary powers, with no knowledge of how and why. Great for its target audience of young adults, this book will especially be loved by reluctant readers: it's snappy… Continue reading Reedsy Review #11