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The Storyteller
it was amazing
6 out of 5 stars, 7 out of 5 stars. What an incredible story.

Abel, 17 is caring for his 6 yr old sister Micha as their mother has abandoned them. He e
Jul 23, 2012
May 09, 2012
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** This is the second Sarah Waters book I have read and I find her a most intriguing author. Whilst the first book The Little Stranger ...more
Jan 11, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
Picnic at Hanging Rock
really liked it
**spoiler alert** 4 and 1/2 stars.

So much better than I remembered having read it in the 1970's when the film was released. I began this book a few da
Jun 13, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
Factory Girls: Voices From The Heart Of Modern China
liked it
3 stars but at times 2 1/2. Parts were very interesting while other parts seemed repetitive. The author focuses on a couple of young women who leave t ...more
Apr 30, 2011
Jan 09, 2011
Sea Hearts
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** Absorbing book about the vengeful activities of a witch living in a community which had been cruel to her as a child.

Growing up she
May 23, 2012
May 02, 2012
Before I Go to Sleep
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Overall I can see why so many people rave about this book. It grips the reader from page 1, and the story keeps moving at a fast pac ...more
Jul 30, 2011
May 06, 2011
What Alice Forgot
did not like it
I know most people enjoy this book, some even rave about it, but not me. The concept was interesting (woman loses memory and 10 years of her life vani ...more
Jul 31, 2012
Jan 16, 2011
Sins of the Brother: The Definitive Story of Ivan Milat and the Backpacker Murders
it was amazing
A fascinating account of the crimes known as The Backpacker Murders, committed in early 1990's in Belanglo Forest, NSW. Whilst the book could have dwe ...more
Mar 07, 2015
Mar 01, 2015
The Buddha and the Borderline: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism, and Online Dating
it was amazing
Can't rave enough about this book, which tells the author's travels between being diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (as well as other men ...more
Aug 18, 2012
Mar 09, 2012
Outside the Lines
liked it
**spoiler alert** I feel this book attempted to make certain points the perhaps the author wasn't capable of delivering. The issue of creativity being ...more
Feb 28, 2015
Feb 01, 2015
One Breath Away
it was ok
A quick read, I felt the novel lacked depth. I have read a couple of other books regarding school shootings ("we need to talk about Kevin" and "19 min ...more
May 17, 2015
May 15, 2015
We Need to Talk About Kevin
it was amazing
Absorbing story of a co-dependent relationship of sorts between a mother and her son. He is the perpetrator of a high school mass shooting. Neither of ...more
Jul 07, 2011
Mar 12, 2011
My Place
it was amazing
Brilliant children's book showing the same suburb visited each ten years, beginning from the present day and travelling backwards until pre colonial d ...more
May 17, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
did not like it
Not what I thought it was about.

This book covers all aspects of shame and how we can manage it, rather than perfectionism which is what I thought it
May 17, 2012
May 17, 2012
Out of the FOG: Information & Support for those with a Family Member or Loved One who Suffers From a Personality Disorder
it was amazing
Simply the BEST book about personality disorders I have ever read.

Examines the situation from the family perspective, gives valuable insight into livi
Jan 06, 2013
Jan 29, 2013
Goddess of Spring (Goddess Summoning, #2)
did not like it
Childish romance. Not my taste at all. I mistakenly read this thinking it would be about goddesses which it was, in a lighthearted way, but far too im ...more
Oct 12, 2011
Aug 15, 2011
A Candle for St. Jude (Madame Holbein's, #1)
it was ok
Rumer Godden writes three types of books - ones about India (which I adore), ones about nuns and convent life (which I enjoy immensely) and ones about ...more
Oct 12, 2012
Jan 23, 2011
Vegie Patch Month by Month
it was amazing
Wonderfully helpful book combining planning information and a general garden resource. Beautifully presented.
Nov 27, 2012
Nov 26, 2012
Cooking the Books (Corinna Chapman, #6)
did not like it
Very disappointing way to end this series in which I have found the books to be somewhat inconsistent. The fifth book, Forbidden Fruit, was delightful ...more
Mar 30, 2013
Apr 16, 2012
I Hate You, Don't Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality
it was ok
Originally published in 1989 this reads like a text book which has been updated, which, funnily enough, is the case. Helpful if you're writing an assi ...more
May 31, 2012
May 02, 2012
Shadow Princess (Taj Mahal Trilogy, #3)
really liked it
The third in the Taj series, following The Twentieth Wife, and The Feast of Roses. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series, especially having travelled ...more
Nov 12, 2011
Jan 28, 2011
Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
really liked it

This book tells both the personal and factual story of Marie Grosholtz who, after marriage, became Madame Tussaud. She was the wax model creator who
Oct 08, 2011
Jul 10, 2011
Sick to Death: A Manipulative Surgeon and a Healthy System in Crisis--a Disaster Waiting to Happen
it was amazing
A detailed account by an award winning journalist of the events relating to "Dr Death", Jayant Patel. Dr Patel performed surgeries in such a dangerous ...more
Oct 07, 2012
Jan 16, 2010
Bloodstain: The Vanishing Of Peter Falconio
really liked it
**spoiler alert** I have just completed this fascinating book written by English journalist Richard Shears. He was based in Australia at the time of t ...more
Aug 10, 2011
May 16, 2011
Her Fearful Symmetry
did not like it
I don't know where to begin with this book. So much is unbelievable. I'm willing to believe that a ghost has haunted those around her, even that a gho ...more
not set
Apr 28, 2014
The Good Parents
liked it
**spoiler alert** Maya is a 19 yr old woman who comes to Melbourne from her country town to work for the odd Maynard Flynn with who she starts a physi ...more
Jun 04, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony
really liked it
**spoiler alert** I hadn't heard of this case before as I don't live in the USA. So this book was extra interesting to me as everything in it was fres ...more
Mar 2015
Feb 28, 2015
The Night Is for Hunting (Tomorrow, #6)
liked it
**spoiler alert** I enjoy this series but have to say this book let me down. I didnt like the inclusion of the children, although I can see how, if wa ...more
Oct 23, 2010
Apr 11, 2009
Matilda Is Missing
liked it
**spoiler alert** Not as good as I Came To Say Goodbye. Both very quick reads (possibly due to the enormous font size and double spacing).

What interes
Oct 19, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
Predator (Kay Scarpetta, #14)
it was ok

All the usual characters are present but each of them are sad, angry and bitter with little interaction between them. A most unusual book. By the way,
not set
Dec 16, 2014
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