Book Review: Orpheus Lost

Here’s another one I had to read for my English degree. You wouldn’t know I almost qualify for one by the amount of spelling and grammatical errors in some of my posts, but that’s what happens when you usually write after an exhausting 12 hour day with a screaming toddler hanging off you refusing to…

Book Review: The Slap

Tonight I am going to review The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas. This was required reading for my English degree and since I recall seeing ads for it plastered all over Melbourne on buses and billboards and the like. I knew it won a zillion awards and critics loved it, I figured it might have been…

Book Review: Succubus Blues

I said in my last post that I’d downloaded some “research” for my upcoming NaNoWriMo attempt. Thus far, my research has consisted of Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead. Georgina Kincaid is a squillion year old succubus who doesn’t really enjoy leeching the life out of innocent (and the not so innocent) mortals for her job.…

Suits: Season 3 Return!

Have you seen Suits yet? I love it. Interesting and complex characters, both male and female and lots of intrigue and drama. What’s not to love about that? Last week, or possibly the week before because my memory is rather sieve-like at the moment, they aired the long awaited first episode of season 3. Well,…

I, Spy? by Kate Johnson: Review

Where to start on this book review? I’ve been wanting to review this one for ages and I even re-read it with the intention of reviewing it while it was fresh in my mind, but guess what? That was about 6 weeks ago. I got busy. I, Spy? centres around Sophie Green, a twenty-something Brit…

My Top Ten Mystery/Crime Shows: Part 2

#5: HAVEN Technically not speaking a crime series, Haven centres on Audrey Parker, an FBI Agent who shows up in a crazy little town called Haven where weird stuff happens all the time. She partners up with Nathan, a police officer who can’t feel any physical stimuli and sometimes Duke, a shifty dude who lives…

Rainy Days with David Eddings

Cyclone season is well and truly upon us here in the far northern bits of Australia. Looking outside my window at work, the trees across the road are being bowed by the wind, the tarp that I assume was supposed to protect some anal retentive person’s car from the rain has blown off and is…