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Bit by bit

Amongst other things, I read Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews over Friday and this morning. It’s the third in the Kate Daniels series and the books keep getting better. I think she does setting really well. For me, setting is something I go back and layer in. My...

Reading

Sorry for blog silence, busy weekend then got sick. So to kick things back, a book meme via Alyson How “well-read” are you? Instructions: 1) Look at the list and put an ‘x’ after those you have read. 2) Add a ‘+’ to the ones you...

Books read in 2009

I’m doing this in a post again this year…it’s easier to manage. These are my read for the first time books in 2009. Newest at the top, oldest at the bottom. Also, given that I’ve started reading e-books on the iPhone a lot more than I used to...

A third year in books

I’m heading down to spend New Year’s at the beach. Which means, in true Melbourne weather form, that unlike last year when New Year’s was a roasting hot 42, this year it’s more like 22. Still, I like the beach in any weather and can’t...

Get ’em while they’re young

I just got back from a two year old birthday dinner. In the spirit of get ’em while they’re young and you’ll have ’em for life, I tend to give my friend’s kids books as presents. Last year, for his first birthday, I gave the birthday boy...

Size does matter

I don’t buy many authors in hardback. For one thing, hardbacks are pretty ridiculously expensive here ($45 upwards). An author had to be in the I-absolutely-cannot-wait-even-to-get-it-at-the-library category for me to shell that out. At the moment, that category...

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