A Review of 2017

Happy New Year everyone! In 2017 I set myself a goal of reading 52 books for the year. I fell just short at 49, but overall I am reasonably happy with my efforts during a very busy year. You can see my goodreads summary here: https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/2017 For the Australian Women’s Writers …

It’s officially SUMMER

December in Australia means summer. Days and nights are already heating up, the kids will be on school holidays soon, and the beach is calling. Christmas and the New Year are just around the corner. Before then, I have to do all the necessary shopping and preparation. I still have a couple …

Watching Running Races

The title of this post is misleading. I’m not a big fan of watching sporting events in general – I’d much rather be participating than watching – but when you’re husband is one of those slightly crazy people who likes to push himself to his limits, you don’t really get given an …

NanoWriMo

November is National Novel Writing Month (NanoWriMo), where writers from all over the world attempt to write a novel (or part of a novel) in a month. The goal is to hit 50,000 words by writing 1,677 words per day. I don’t tend to write evenly, so my words tend …

Book Review: Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff

Like Nevernight, Godsgrave begins by switching back and forth between two different events in Mia’s timeline. It was used to great affect in the first book, but I’m not sure it has the same impact here. The characters I fell in love with – Mia, Ashlinn, and Mercurio – were all back, along with a whole heap of new characters in the form of the Gladiatii.