"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.
"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.
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
"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”
"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”
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
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
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
The book The author Samiksha Bhattacharjee, author of Legal Crime, found me. She asked if I would like to review her recently-released debut novel. It is with great pleasure that I present my review: scroll down past the trailer. https://videopress.com/v/rGWWHwbW?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata Watch the trailer of my interview with Samiksha. Watch the full interview at the end… Continue reading Youngest British YA Author
The artist The book Tonic. That's the predominant word that comes to mind when I consider The Dust of Uruzgan. Once in a while something happens along that is kairos - the exact thing that is needed at a particular time. Fred Smith's heartwarming book is one of those. My connection with Fred is as… Continue reading Artist Profile: Fred Smith