What I’m Reading May 2016

Quite to my surprise, I discovered My Booky Wook was first published in 2007. This was when Russell Brand was very popular in England, but just before he became a true international star. Not that that matters – by thirty years of age had certainly accumulated enough life experience to fully justify this first memoir. He has…

What I’m Reading April 2016

  Everywhere I Look is a collection of Helen Garner’s non-fiction from the last twenty-or-so years – although some pieces from the 90s have also been included. Even if you’ve read these before, it’s a treat to revisit them again, even more so when they’re all together. My bookcase is getting a nice area that’s purely…

6 Books for Mother’s Day (That Won’t Piss Her Off)

  As we approach Mother’s Day in Australia, it’s not uncommon for me to open up shopping catalogues and make this face.   Why? It’s usually because I’m not interested in most of the products on sale, but also due to the pandering nature of advertising copy. So I thought I would write a post…