Category Archives: Books

Winter Wrap up

Hey, hi, how are you? I’ve been AWOL, I know. It was unintentional and due to a number of things, mostly because we have been on and off the Winter cold, flu, and tonsillitis merry-go-round since about June.


– Every cough and cold around has come home with my daughter, then she got a nasty bout of tonsillitis (which she’s never had before), and five straight days and nights of FORTY ONE DEGREE temperatures had us worried sick about her, plus the doctor thinks she also probably had Influenza A, which was going round child care centres in the weeks before she got sick (“did you give her a flu vaccine?” “….no because when I asked if you give them to kids, you said YOU DIDN’T GIVE KIDS FLU VACCINES”). Then my husband got the tonsillitis, something he also never gets, and was incredibly sick as well, and I’ve been feeling very run down and exhausted as well, so that last thing on my mind was blogging.
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Book Review – The Girl on the Train

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This book has been popping up everywhere on my various social media lately. Facebook, instagram, online reviews. I needed a new book to read and read the synopsis quickly and quickly purchased it for my iPad. The Girl on the Train is author Paula Hawkins’ first novel, and it’s a quick, gripping read.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas


This is a sponsored post. Guys, it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday. YOU HAVE TWO DAYS TO ORGANISE SOMETHING. This is your official warning! And please, make it something good okay? The shops all seem to think that all us mothers want is pyjamas, dressing gowns, slippers and maybe some cheap bath and body stuff. I… Continue reading ->

Book Review – Airmail: Taking Women of Letters to the World

Airmail cover_THUMB

This book was provided to me for review by the kind folks at Penguin Australia. Airmail: Taking Women of Letters to the World, curated by Michaela McGuire and Marieke Hardy. No one writes letters anymore. An email, a text, a comment on Facebook, a quick thought limited to one hundred and forty characters on Twitter…. Continue reading ->

The Pop Culture Hour with Julia & Kimberley: Episode 7 – Movies, TV, and Books in 2015


We’re back! February slipped by in the blink of an eye and alas, there was no podcast. But it’s Autumn now, and that’s the perfect time to start looking at the year ahead and planning which movies TV shows, and books we need to make time to watch/read! Kimberley and I have interestingly different taste… Continue reading ->

The Pop Culture Hour with Julia & Kimberley – Episode 6: Best books of 2014 & Award show chat


This month we talk about the books we read in 2014 that were our favourites (note that not all the books were published in 2014, but they were still awesome – spoiler alert: Rainbow Rowell featured heavily on my list!) and we used Kimberley’s mention of this gorgeous book about red carpet dresses to segue… Continue reading ->

Books – Someday, Someday, Maybe

Someday Someday Maybe

This book was kindly sent to me for review by the lovely people at Penguin Australia. Written by actress Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls, Parenthood), Someday, Someday, Maybe tells the story of Franny Banks, an aspiring actress who is broke, working as a waitress and nowhere near getting a decent acting gig. She dreams of a… Continue reading ->