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The Year of Reading & Writing

I thought I’d recap on my year of reading during my Year of Writing (since my ‘six months off’ kinda snowballed there). Goodreads tells me that in 2011, while I was allowing the bulk of my productive time to be sucked into the pitiful task of ‘earning money’, I read …

AWW2012 update

Whatever your preference, whether you’re a fan of one genre or a devoted eclectic, the 2012 Australian Women Writers Book Reading & Reviewing Challenge invites you to celebrate a year encountering the best of Australian women’s writing. Last December I signed up for the Miles challenge to read 6 books …

Checking my #aww2012 progress

Going back to my 18-December post, I wrote: I’m a Dabbler (according to the rules: more than one genre), & I’m aiming at the Miles challenge level (read 6 & review 3 books by Australian women). It’s a kinda modest number, but the challenge contradicts an earlier rule I’d laid …

Shirley Hazzard’s TRANSIT OF VENUS (& slight rant)

It’s taken me a long time to write this review, mainly because I became aware of how negative it was becoming. But THE TRANSIT OF VENUS is a marvellous book, a literary love story which ponders beauty and time, and is written with Hazzard’s trademarked sharp, searing prose. Hazzard offers …