September Wrap Up

News Today just happens to be the day of the Australian Football League’s Grand Final, for which Tanieka and I have absolutely zero interest, being from the kind of forgotten states – she of the west and I of the south. But for the rest of Australia, it’s an excuse to get drunk like yobbos […]

Goldenhand clearly written by golden fingers

Goldenhand clearly written by golden fingers

First of all, I had absolutely NO IDEA that the ebook I was given to review from Edelweiss was only a partial copy of the book. There was no warning anywhere – I had to stumble over an announcement made on Goodreads from Nix himself saying it was only a partial review copy before the […]

I Hated Sharing Books as a Child

For most of my reading life, I was very precious about my books. I didn’t like to lend books because no one treated them the way they deserved to be treated, and I didn’t like sharing the stories inside, either. My enjoyment of these books was completely private. I hid what I was reading from […]

You’ll Weep Following A Dog’s Purpose

You’ll Weep Following A Dog’s Purpose

Warning: Don’t read this book unless you are prepared for all the feels. I don’t even consider myself a ‘dog’ person and I wept several times through this. SUMMARY A dog is born. He lives. He dies. He is reborn. Again. And again. Along the way he learns what his true purpose is. PLOT The […]

Dark Horses + Dark Actions = Dark Story

Dark Horses + Dark Actions = Dark Story

SUMMARY When Merritt walks out of her SATs and goes on a bender, her parents send her to an equine rehabilitation camp called Good Fences where she meets Big Red, a former racing Thoroughbred recovering from injury and with a Big Bad Attitude to match. Red takes a liking to Merritt and claims her as […]

Coraline: A Satisfyingly Creepy Tale

Coraline: A Satisfyingly Creepy Tale

There was a film adaptation of Coraline released in 2009 that was amazing and will be referenced throughout this review. SUMMARY Coraline Jones, a bored tween, finds a more interesting life through a magical portal in her new house’s drawing room where her Other Mother wants to love her and keep her forever and replace […]