The Stella Prize 2016 longlist cover love

Earlier tonight the longlist for the 2016 Stella Prize was announced. It’s a brilliant list that leans heavily towards fiction, with 11 of the 12 longlisted titles fiction of some format (including novel, novella, and short story collection). I’m somewhat embarrassed to say that prior to the announcement of the […]

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8 ways to maintain motivation to exercise

If I’m honest, I have a love/hate relationship with exercise. I can go for weeks at a time with the motivation of a professional athlete, and then suddenly hit a slump where even the promise of post-gym pizza and ice cream won’t get me off the couch. I have an […]

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Why I listen to audiobooks, and you should too

I enjoyed listening to podcasts. A friend recommended the Pocket Casts app and it completely changed the way I listen to podcasts (it’s far more stable than the iOS standard app). And then I realised something: I could be listening to a book right now. Don’t get me wrong, I […]

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January Favourites

I’ve been a lover and avid reader of monthly Favourites posts for a long time now, but I’ve never written one of my own. When I was scheduling what to write each day for my month of blogging, I decided to set myself the challenge of rounding my up favourite bits […]

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What’s in my makeup bag | February 2016

I have a weird relationship with makeup and, as such, with my makeup bag. I have oily skin that breaks out at the drop of a hat. Truthfully, it does whatever it wants whenever it wants. When I was younger, no one ever took the time to help me find […]

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My top six healthy lifestyle cookbooks

As my mother so eloquently said it this afternoon when I was complaining of muscle soreness, I’ve never been super unhealthy, but I’ve definitely stepped up my health game since moving to Sydney in July 2014. She’s not wrong. In 18 months I’ve gone from someone who scoffed at the […]

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MONTHLY READING REVIEW #1 | JANUARY

I read six books in January. (It’s actually five if you don’t want to count an audiobook, but I quite enjoy having someone read to me, and it means by commuting time is spent doing someone beyond mindlessly scrolling through Twitter.) As I’ve mentioned in my post on February goals, […]

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MONTHLY GOALS #1 | FEBRUARY

I love goals and planning. I love taking days, weeks, and months (I’m not quite ready for entire years yet) and breaking them down into chunks, with lists and schedules galore. I love knowing what I’m working towards in both the short and long term. I’m not guaranteed time on […]

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