• 9781743539040

    August 24, 2015 - tonile.helena

    THE BIT IN BETWEEN by Claire Varley

    As someone who has spent the better part of the last decade making and breaking romantic connections, I love reading stories that accurately depict the extreme emotions felt at the beginning of a relationship, and how those epic highs and lows tend to balance out over time. The beginning of a relationship is thrilling and […]

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    July 7, 2015 - tonile.helena

    A TIME TO RUN by J.M. Peace

    Police procedurals and I have a tenuous relationship. Countless times I’ve been lured in with a deceptive blurb or the ‘you must read this’ cries of a friend, only to remember halfway through that I find the detail of police procedurals too dense to stay interested. I’ve seen A Time to Run described as a police procedural, and […]

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    February 12, 2015 - tonile.helena

    Film review: FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

    I was fortunate to receive an invitation to the Sydney premiere screening of Fifty Shades of Grey on 11 February. Up until recently, I hadn’t picked up any of the books and only knew of the trilogy through the vast amount of dialogue that exists around it. I’m now halfway through the first book, and while I […]

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    February 9, 2015 - tonile.helena

    SECOND LIFE by S.J. Watson

    Those of you who have been following my blog for a while will know that I love S.J. Watson. I read Before I Go To Sleep back in 2012 and it’s safe to say that it was one of those life-changing books for me. BIGTS, Watson’s debut novel, was released in 2011 and has since been published in […]

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    February 3, 2015 - tonile.helena

    January Review

    January 2015 was a huge month. I read 8 books and really, really enjoyed 6 of them. I think a 75% success rate is pretty high, honestly. I’ve set myself a goal to read 80 books in 2015, and 8 per month is a good way to make sure I reach that goal.   Twenty-Eight […]

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    December 3, 2014 - tonile.helena

    November reads

    Thanks to my new job, which I adore, I now spend between two and three hours commuting each day. Time at home, and subsequently reading time at home, is now reduced, so I’m making the most of it while getting to and from work. Ergo, from the minute I get on the bus to the minute […]

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    August 12, 2014 - tonile.helena

    Saying goodbye

    When asking how many parents I have, the answer you receive will vary depending on who is asked. Ostensibly I have two, a mother and a father; but an almost entirely absent father left a space for others to fill. I will never cease to be grateful to the people who supported both my mother and […]

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