5 Picture Books for Christmas 2018

It’s time for my annual Christmas book ideas/gift guide. Welcome! I put a lot of time and effort into these series of posts to come up with titles that enjoy and recommend. As ever, especially for children, there will be a crossover of relevance depending on interest and capability, so keep your eye out for…

What I’m Reading October 2018

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson is a short novel that has stuck with me since I finished it. Here is the delightful opening paragraph. “My name is Mary Katherine Blackwood. I am eighteen years old, and I live with my sister Constance. I have often thought that with any luck at all…

What I’m Reading September 2018

Not that it was planned in any way, but the theme of the month appears to be non-fiction/memoir. I began with Get Up Mum by Justin Heazlewood, an account of his experience as a 12-year-old, finishing primary school while also taking care of his mother during chronic periods of her mental illness. His writing is warm,…