“On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast.”

The Last Equation of Issac Severy by Nova Jacobs An interesting book that kept me reading the whole way through. This was a library book. It's interesting how so many popular general fiction novels now have some kind of "whodunit" aspect to it, as if the crime thriller genre has just taken over everything. Is … Continue reading “On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast.”

“All the years I have lived in this world and in the other I have been known by many names…”

The Veil of Gold by Kim Wilkins This is a book club book. One of the new book clubs I decided to try out on Meetup in Adelaide that mainly focuses on sci-fi and fantasy novels. First Impressions (8% read): I'm having a hard time being gripped by this book. I can't really get a good … Continue reading “All the years I have lived in this world and in the other I have been known by many names…”

“It wasn’t as though the farm hadn’t seen death before…”

The Dry by Jane Harper This was another pick-off-the-shelves-at-the-bookstore book. I had this book sitting on my bookshelf for a while and I can't say for sure when and where I actually bought it. I suspect it was when we were still living in Sydney, the second time around. That's what happens with books you … Continue reading “It wasn’t as though the farm hadn’t seen death before…”

“Jasper Jones has come to my window.”

Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey Absolutely amazing book. This one is a library book I found featured at the Burnside Library during one of our toy runs (they have a massive toy library for toddlers). One of the first things I usually do when I move to a new town is to sign up for … Continue reading “Jasper Jones has come to my window.”

“Lale tries not to look up.”

The Tattoist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris This is a Bookclub book, so one that I normally would not have picked to read for myself. I did enjoy it much more than I thought I would. Unfortunately we were not able to actually discuss the book once we met up as 3 out of the … Continue reading “Lale tries not to look up.”

“Competence can be a curse.”

Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee.  This is the first book I finished in 2019. It's also the first book review I am doing in this reworked version of an old website. When I'm looking for a next book to read, I usually read the very first line and I go off of … Continue reading “Competence can be a curse.”