My Reading Life: Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

As much as I like an uplifting story that makes you feel all warm inside, my greatest love is literature that moves me. Novels filled with beautiful prose and vivid imagery that lean towards the tragic more than the happy. In other words, novels that make me cry.   Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas … Continue reading My Reading Life: Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

My Reading Life: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

It's back to the classics again this week for My Reading Life and I'm casting the spotlight onto my favourite English literature novel: Great Expectations (1860-1861) by Charles Dickens.     I first came to Great Expectations in Year 12 at high school when I selected it as my classic text for my senior English … Continue reading My Reading Life: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

My Reading Life: Falling Down the Rabbit Hole of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

Welcome to a new series, My Reading Life, where I revisit the authors and novels that have shaped me into the reader I am today.   Today I'm talking about how I fell down the rabbit hole of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll, and why I stayed there. … Continue reading My Reading Life: Falling Down the Rabbit Hole of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

The Australian Women Writers Challenge 2017: 20 Books in 16 Weeks

Last year, I participated in a reading challenge titled: The Australian Women Writers Challenge  The idea of the challenge is to read a nominated amount of books written by Australian women and to then review and share those reviews with the #aww2016 across your social media platforms. There is also a database on the AWW … Continue reading The Australian Women Writers Challenge 2017: 20 Books in 16 Weeks

A Reflection on an Australian Classic: Haxby’s Circus by Katherine Susannah Prichard

Haxby's Circus... Book Description: Welcome to Haxby's Circus, a world of wandering, of pitching the big top on bare paddocks beside some small town, then of trailing off again on the long dusty roads that lie between the harvest fields... Also a world where a young woman is able to discover herself as a person, … Continue reading A Reflection on an Australian Classic: Haxby’s Circus by Katherine Susannah Prichard