The Dust That Falls from Dreams by Louis de Bernieres

It struck me the irony of finishing The Dust that Falls from Dreams prior to 11 November and that is has brought into focus the toll behind the armistice and the moment when the hostilities ceased on the Western Front. The novel follows the loves and fortunes of the McCost, Pitt and Pendennis families, in […]


A middle-aged cop and a teenage girl fall to their death from a high-rise building in London’s East End. The girl had abducted a 5 year old boy. Left behind horrified and in shock on the roof are young PC Lizzie and the child, Ben. Lizzie disappears and Sarah Collins from Police Internal Investigation is […]

Lost & Found – Brooke Davis

A first novel from Australian author, Brooke Davis; funny, sad, thought provoking and heart warming. I read “Lost & Found” in the doctor’s surgery waiting for my husband and got the giggles; I couldn’t stop. I put the book away and every time I thought of it I started again. Loved this story based on […]

The Wine of Wizardry by George Sterling

This book made me rather sad. It convincingly fooled me concerning its unimportance. I really thought that Sterling – about whom I knew nothing – was a skilled, if not particularly great, British Romantic poet, probably strongly-influenced by Yeats. He was a Californian, but his way of writing submerges his experiences in Celtic fog. Given the […]

Writers’ block this Saturday

Are you a writer living in the south-east corner of Queensland, or even in the north-east corner of New South Wales? Block out this Saturday, 7 November, to work on your writing craft and join us for Writers’ block at Robina Branch Library and auditorium. Here’s the program: 9am – 10am Jeff Licence: 500 words […]

Organize Your Home: Clutter Cures for Every Room

This has been the one of the best book for anyone thinking of having a De-clutter! It has so many great storage and de-cluttering ideas… Anyone thinking of having a spring clean this is well worth a read or even just looking at some of the pictures to get some ideas for your home, office […]

Hostage – Kristina Ohlsson

Terrorism in the sky!!   A jumbo jet with 400 passengers and crew and the terrorist is the pilot. The jet can’t land unless demands are met. The plane is running out of fuel and America has said the plane cannot land on their soil; attempt to land and the Americans will shoot them down. Swedish police […]

The Revenant

Based on the true life experience of Hugh Glass, an American Fur Trapper and Frontiersmen during the first third of the 19th century; The Revenant is tells of a bear attack that Glass survived earning him the title of Revenant (a person who has returned, particularly from the dead) and how an injured Glass, after being […]

FFY November 01

October Reading Journal – Time for some stereotypical horror

In the last couple of months, most of the books I’ve read have merited full reviews. This month my luck has been poorer. The books I’ve already reviewed at length are: (96) A Wine of Wizardy by George Sterling (101) Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Craynor Books that didn’t get a […]

Dracula October 31

October Online ebook club wrap-up: Dracula

This month we looked at classic horror for our online ebook club. Dracula by Bram Stoker, published in 1896 is a novel that has inspired hundreds of film adaptations, plays and other cultural works. For those that don’t know the story, it follows a group of English men and women, led by an intrepid Dutchman, […]


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