Monthly Archive: September 2011

Sep 27

There’s Something About Jane

Jane Austen

I indulged in some book buying retail therapy this week. When I arrived home I realised that two of the four books I bought had links to Jane Austen in the title. After an emotionally draining week, I decided to give the romantic fiction A Weekend with Mr Darcy by Victoria Connelly my attention first …

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Sep 26

Book Review: A Weekend with Mr Darcy by Victoria Connelly

A Weekend with Mr Darcy by Victoria Connelly

Summary (HarperCollins) Katherine Roberts is fed up with men. As a lecturer specialising in the works of Jane Austen, she knows that the ideal man only exists within the pages of Pride & Prejudice and that in real life there is no such thing. Determined to go it alone, she finds all the comfort she …

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Sep 25

Sunday Session: 25th September 2011

I’m joining in the Sunday Session meme hosted by Thea of Do I Really Wanna Blog? Thea’s changed the rules since I last took part, but since there now no rules, I guess it won’t matter that I’m following the old pattern of one older and one newer track. On Friday, I attended a funeral …

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Sep 22

The Guardian Top 100 Books (1998 – 2010)

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a sucker for  lists, books and, therefore, book lists. I often feel a little nervous when a new list comes to my attention (worried that I won’t mark off as many books as I would like), but I just can’t help myself. My late night lurking on Twitter included coming …

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Sep 21

Book Review: Bittersweet by Melanie La’Brooy

Bittersweet by Melanie La'Brooy

Summary (Penguin Australia website) Sabrina Falks is the golden girl; a beautiful, successful actress who is engaged to the too-good-to-be-true Edward. Her life is glamorous and seemingly perfect – apart from her recurring desire to run away. Her younger sister, Mimi, is funny and bright but also hopelessly lost, with no career prospects, no money, …

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Sep 09

You Always Remember Your First… Shakespeare

Of course I have a Shakespeare action figure. Don't you?

I remember it well. I was a nerdy 11-year-old browsing my parents’ bookshelves looking for something to read. The primary school library no longer held any new delights and I was keen for a challenge. The shelves were full, but hardly inspiring for a young girl – Wilbur Smith, Robert Ludlum, Geoffrey Archer, Danielle Steele… …

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Sep 08

Fun Author Facts about Tania McCartney

Riley and the Grumpy Wombat by Tania McCartney

To celebrate the launch of the latest book in the Riley the Little Aviator travelogue picture book series, Australian author and all-round amazing individual Tania McCartney has called in to visit and tell us a little bit about herself. I’m so excited to be part of her Riley and the Grumpy Wombat book blog tour. …

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