Book Review: The Best Kind Of People by Zoe Whittall

A (very) brief plot overview George Woodbury, a beloved teacher and local hero, is arrested and accused of sexual misconduct towards a group of girls at the school in which he teaches. The novel describes the conflicting emotions felt over the eight months leading up to his trial from the perspective of his wife Joan … Continue reading Book Review: The Best Kind Of People by Zoe Whittall

Book Review: The Reminders by Val Emmich

A (very) brief plot overview Joan is a 10 year old with an incredible memory and the desire to win a songwriting competition to win money to save her dad’s recording studio. Gavin is an actor mourning the sudden death of his partner Sydney. The two become unlikely friends, with Gavin helping Joan with her … Continue reading Book Review: The Reminders by Val Emmich

Review: Everything Is Lies by Helen Callaghan

A (very) brief plot overview Sophia discovers her parents bodies at her childhood home in what the police describe as an attempted murder-suicide. However Sophia doesn’t believe that this explanation of events is true, especially after realising that her parents were broken into four times in six months. She does some digging, finds her mother’s … Continue reading Review: Everything Is Lies by Helen Callaghan

You’ve Found Your Voice – Should You Use It?

Voice noun 1. The sound produced in a person's larynx and uttered through the mouth, as speech or song. 2. A particular opinion or attitude expressed. The term ‘online voice’ has become a bit of a buzz word recently. As a blogger, I read so many articles about ‘finding our voice’ and ‘using our voice effectively’, … Continue reading You’ve Found Your Voice – Should You Use It?

Book Review: Break In Case of Emergency by Jessica Winter

A (very) Brief Plot Overview The story focuses on a year in the life of Jen, a 30-something New Yorker who takes up a job at a charitable start up led by an eccentric celebrity and her band of nodding, hipster sidekicks that seems to talk the talk but doesn’t actually do anything. During this year, … Continue reading Book Review: Break In Case of Emergency by Jessica Winter

Happiness Is… having your own space

    After the most hectic week of hunting down furniture, picking colour schemes, battling Sydney’s traffic, budgeting, building flat pack furniture, sleeping on the floor and forcing ourselves to remember to eat, we have finally settled into our new apartment and first home together. It’s been an uphill battle at times, especially when we were … Continue reading Happiness Is… having your own space

Happiness Is… when you try and let someone past you at the same time that they try and let you past

I love being part of team human race. You can sit there and say that there are more things separating us than connecting us and that we aren’t a team but I just can’t agree with that. Sure there are things that divide us like major differences in most things from lifestyle to beliefs to … Continue reading Happiness Is… when you try and let someone past you at the same time that they try and let you past