Cloudstreet by Tim Winton

Loved the start of this book, the language that Winton uses gives an often humourous edge to the visual descriptive.  The first time we see the strange, just functioning Pickle family is fishing on the beach. What occurs here sets up a certain mystical vein that runs through the book. It is a vein that … Continue reading Cloudstreet by Tim Winton

Friday on my Mind

I am often struck by people's relationships to certain books. It points to moments in our lives, ones we want to relive, some we'd rather forget. We become attached to a book or a movie when it 'speaks' to a part of ourselves. I believe that a memorable book and indeed movie, is like spending … Continue reading Friday on my Mind

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Watching the ABC Book Club, previously known as The First Tuesday Book Club, I saw the review of this book. I loved the energy that everyone had when they discussed the book and on impulse I went and bought it the very next day. Incredibly even Marieke appeared to have genuinely enjoyed it. What can … Continue reading The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion