Author Archives: Kak

January 10

Crap CVs by Jenny Crompton

Crap CVs by Jenny Crompton Fun and a light read with plenty of unbelievable things people may have written as part of their CV’s in order to gain employment. Funny, informative (what not to include in a resume) and an easy read as each bit just makes you read on…  

January 09

Danger Music by Eddie Ayres

Danger Music by Eddie Ayres Danger Music is a really thoughtful semi-biographical book written by former ABC Classic FM presenter Emma Ayres, now Eddie Ayres. On the tail of severe depression, the then, Emma Ayres successfully applied for work at Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM). The book focuses on the children attending ANIM and […]

November 07

101 dilemmas for the armchair philosopher : such as is it okay to lie about liking a gift? / Eric Chaline.

101 dilemmas for the armchair philosopher : such as is it okay to lie about liking a gift? The book to answer all your ethical/moral dilemmas and questions from ‘is it okay to lie about liking a gift’ to ‘why does murder carry a heavier penalty than attempted murder?’ and much, much more. An intriguing, […]

September 08

Big little lies by Liane Moriarty

Big little lies by Liane Moriarty Why are mothers so hard on themselves yet so judgemental of other mothers? This story is set in an upmarket beachside suburb and portrays the lives and bad behaviour of a group of parents whose children all attend the local school. The politics that surrounds their cliques and the […]

September 06

Love your life : 100 ways to start living the life you deserve’ by Domonique Bertolucci is a small book full of simple pages with inspiration and encouragement for the struggles, joys and tasks we all experience daily. The content of this book is great for taking a moment and improving your mindfulness. I read […]

September 04

The Six Gun Tarot by R. S. Belcher

The Six Gun Tarot by R. S. Belcher is the first in his weird west themed Golgotha series. Set in a small cattle town in Nevada in 1869, the story is a blend of wild west with supernatural themes and contains a colourful cast of characters such as a sheriff that reportedly cannot die, a […]

July 06

The power of patience : how this old-fashioned virtue can improve your life by M. J. Ryan

The power of patience by M. J. Ryan Patience, that old fashioned virtue that evokes memories of front rooms used only on special occasions, of being quiet and invisible in the presence of adults, a time when noise meant work was taking place or the sound of nature was all there was. A word used […]

July 05

The Little Breton Bistro by Nina George

The Little Breton Bistro is a story about Marianne, a housewife who wants to escape her loveless marriage. During a trip to Paris, Marianne decides to take her own life only to be saved by a homeless man. Marianne decides to leave her life behind and sets out for the coast of Brittany. I thoroughly […]

The Mother’s group by Fiona Higgins

The Mothers’ group by Fiona Higgins is about a group of women, all with very different backgrounds and lives, who are brought together when they create a local mother’s group. They don’t always see eye to eye, yet they develop a friendly relationship through the common bond of their babies. When tragedy strikes one of them, they […]

Once by Morris Gleitzman

Once I read a book about a 10 year old Jewish boy living in Poland in 1942, and fell in love with him. The story is narrated by the main character, Felix who leaves the relative safety of an orphanage to look for his parents. Along the way he discovers some horrific truths, forms everlasting […]