Book Review: Fed Up – Navigating and redefining emotional labour for good by Gemma Hartley

Fed Up... About the Book: Gemma Hartley wrote an article in Harper's Bazaar in September 2017 called 'Women Aren't Nags - We're Just Fed Up', which instantly went viral. The piece, and this book, is about 'emotional labour', i.e. the unpaid, often unnoticed work, done by women, that goes into keeping everyone comfortable and happy. … Continue reading Book Review: Fed Up – Navigating and redefining emotional labour for good by Gemma Hartley

Book Review: Buddhism for Meat Eaters – Simple Wisdom for a Kinder World by Josephine Moon

Buddhism for Meat Eaters… About the Book: For many years Josephine Moon struggled with the question of eating meat, fervently wishing to live as a vegetarian yet requiring meat in her diet. From Josephine’s philosophical, spiritual and physical battle with eating meat came, Buddhism for Meat Eaters – a book for animal lovers, the environmentally … Continue reading Book Review: Buddhism for Meat Eaters – Simple Wisdom for a Kinder World by Josephine Moon

Book Review: I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott

I Miss You When I Blink: Dispatches from a Relatively Ordinary Life... About the Book: Spot-on observations about domestic, professional, and creative life, taking on the conflicting pressures of modern womanhood with humour and thoughtful contemplation, from an author who is connected to highly influential writers like Elizabeth Gilbert and Ann Patchett. In this memoir-in-essays … Continue reading Book Review: I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott

New Release Book Review: Home Fires by Fiona Lowe

Home Fires… About the Book: When a lethal bushfire tore through Myrtle, nestled in Victoria's breathtaking Otway Ranges, the town's buildings - and the lives of its residents - were left as smouldering ash. For three women in particular, the fire fractured their lives and their relationships. Eighteen months later, with the flurry of national … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Home Fires by Fiona Lowe

New non-fiction, ‘Buddhism for Meat Eaters’, coming July 2019 — Josephine Moon

I can't wait for this book by Josephine Moon. It's almost as though she's written it just for me! Needless to say, look out for my review in July! And now for something completely different… Coming in July from Simon & Schuster Australia is my second non-fiction title and they have done a beautiful job … Continue reading New non-fiction, ‘Buddhism for Meat Eaters’, coming July 2019 — Josephine Moon

New Release Book Review: Mutiny on the Bounty by Peter Fitzsimons

Mutiny on the Bounty: A saga of sex, sedition, mayhem and mutiny, and survival against extraordinary odds… About the Book: The dramatic story of Captain William Bligh, Fletcher Christian and history's most famous mutiny, brought to life by Peter FitzSimons, Australia's storyteller. The mutiny on HMS Bounty, in the South Pacific on 28 April 1789, … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Mutiny on the Bounty by Peter Fitzsimons

New Release Book Review: Well Read Cookies by Lauren Chater

Well Read Cookies: Beautiful Biscuits Inspired by Great Literature About the Book: This gorgeous, whimsical gift hardback celebrates beloved works of literature in the shape of beautiful iced biscuits. Feast your eyes on 60 mouth-watering classics in full colour from Jane Austen and Mary Shelley to Tolkien and F. Scott Fitzgerald, modern masterpieces by Margaret … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Well Read Cookies by Lauren Chater