Book Review – Moominsummer Madness

Ok this might be the last Moomin book I’ll read for now. I’ve truly enjoyed reading some of the books for young children written by Tove Jansson. So what is this story about? Well, it was summertime in Moominvalley and we again meet our Moomin family. It was quite a HOT summer and a nearby…

[Not a] Book Review

I wanted to finish reading these two books but I just couldn’t! So this is not a proper book review but it sort of is because I’m writing how I feel about them. The books in question are: The Sense of Style by Steven Pinker Why Race Still Mattes by Alana Lentin I do love…

Book Review – The Remains of the Day

I was listening to The Bookshelf during their regular book club session when I heard this book being discussed. They were in fact chatting about Kazuo Ishiguro’s new book Klara and the Sun (yes I’ve reserved this from my library already – 68th in the queue!) and they have likened one of the characters in…

Book Review – Canberra

My love for Canberra (I grew up here) has been accentuated even more by Paul Daley’s book, which outlines the history of the Canberra Limestone Plains from its controversial inception as the nation’s capital to its design by the American architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin. It’s a fascinating read and have learnt…

Book Review – The midnight library

I read this book in maybe 3 or 4 sittings which is a record for me nowadays. It might have been because I was nursing a 2-day cold (no not COVID-19) at the time plus it was an easy book to read. A page-turner! So what’s the plot? Well, it’s about a young lady (I…