My Reading Life: The 2018 Stella Prize Longlist

The 2018 Stella Prize longlist of powerful books by Australian women is: The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree by Shokoofeh Azar (Wild Dingo Press) A Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work by Bernadette Brennan (Text Publishing) Anaesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness by Kate Cole-Adams (Text Publishing) Terra Nullius by Claire G. Coleman (Hachette Australia) … Continue reading My Reading Life: The 2018 Stella Prize Longlist

My Reading Life: #aww2018 Challenge Checkpoint 1

I've decided this year to do a series of checking in posts for my Australian Women Writers Challenge. I started off last year marking off every ten books, but then I would forget and have to mark off twenty and then life would become chaotic, causing me to forget again until before I knew, I had reached the end of … Continue reading My Reading Life: #aww2018 Challenge Checkpoint 1

My Reading Life: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women is a novel that repeatedly shows up as a favourite for so many readers and writers. In fact, in my own interview series, Behind the Pen, many interviewees have cited Little Women as a childhood favourite. Likewise, in the Australian Women Writers historical fiction Sunday Spotlight interviews, a standard question I ask is … Continue reading My Reading Life: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

My Reading Life: The Spoils of Time Series by Penny Vincenzi

In case you hadn’t yet guessed, I have a literary love of the saga series, the ones where each book is around the 500 to 700 page mark with the content spanning decades and generations through the entwined lives of one family. A little bit like Downton Abbey but in book form, which is probably … Continue reading My Reading Life: The Spoils of Time Series by Penny Vincenzi