Books published in 2016 that you should know about | PART ONE

Even before 2015 brought us surprise publishing announcements like a sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird and 50 Shades of Grey from Christian’s point of view, it was always going to be a massive year for books. Every…

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Favourite books of 2015

This post was an absolute joy to write. And by ‘joy’ I mean ‘a complete pain in the ass’, because I read so many brilliant books in 2015 and took zero notes for any of them. No…

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Budget challenge #1 | Just The Essentials January

Without a doubt, one of my major stresses in 2015 was money. Moving to Sydney introduced two new money factors that have drastically impacted my financial situation: 1) monthly pay *vomits*, and 2) doubled rent…

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2016, I’m ready!

Happy New Year, everyone! I don’t know about you, but I’m unbelievably relieved to say farewell to 2015. It seems to have been a challenging and difficult year for many, and I was certainly not…

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Changes to come

Thank you to everyone who has followed this site from the beginning. I’m working on some exciting changes that I can’t wait to show you in the new year! The first change is that I’m…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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