This book of four novellas is about women, about what it is like to be a woman, though sometimes through extreme examples. It is not always a pleasant book. Cardiff, by the Sea shows us the worst, most devastating things about being a woman - as well as the exquisite moments of joy that can… Continue reading Cardiff, by the Sea by Joyce Carol Oates (2020)
Already we have reached the sun of the year, the hot nights and outdoor lunchtimes that tell us it’s summer. Already it is July! We are about half way through 2014, and so it is a good time to look back at the year so far and assess what we’ve done, what we liked and… Continue reading Top 5 Books of 2014… So Far!
I've decided I officially like crime fiction. I kept hearing about great crime writers and felt genuinely interested when I read synopses and blurbs - so I dived in. I read Snow White Must Die by Nele Neuhaus (review here) and loved it. More please! I heard about Water Music when publisher Head of Zeus… Continue reading “Defiantly alive…” Water Music by Margie Orford