Book Review: Unpolished Gem by Alice Pung

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Publisher: Black Inc Books Genre: Non-fiction, autobiography, Australian history, SE Asia. Review in one word: Witty This is vivid story of a family of migrants who flee from the killing fields of Cambodia to the inner west of Melbourne to find sanctuary in the early 80’s. Told from the perspective of the narratorContinue reading “Book Review: Unpolished Gem by Alice Pung”

Book Review: Grace Jones, I’ll Never Write My Memoirs

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Non-Fiction, Biography Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟 This is the life story of one of the most iconic musicians and fashionistas in history. She’s a rebel, an iconoclast. A bit mannish, a bit womanish, a bit old, a bit young. Completely unpredictable, indefinable and wild in heart and soul. I am speaking ofContinue reading “Book Review: Grace Jones, I’ll Never Write My Memoirs”

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #48

Take a magical mystery tour into the twilight zone with this week’s ten things which I carved out of a giant ancient stone from the red centre of Australia, I hope you like them! Sublime and summery jazzy hip-hop beats by Lewis Parker Even if it’s not summer where you are right now, this albumContinue reading “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #48”

Book Review: Names for the Sea by Sarah Moss

*contains a few spoilers (sorry I couldn’t resist) Iceland has always held a unique fascination for me. Driven by a love for Sigur Rós and Björk, along with the vague romance of going to a remote and icy place. In Names for the Sea by Sarah Moss, you get to actually explore the nuts andContinue reading “Book Review: Names for the Sea by Sarah Moss”

Mind-expanding books that opened up the world to me as a teenager #Booktag

Some books help you as a teenager to move beyond the claustrophobic and limited world you were born into. We can’t help where we were born or who our family is. However, when we are young, if we read the right books, we may just be able to transcend challenging beginnings and see the worldContinue reading “Mind-expanding books that opened up the world to me as a teenager #Booktag”

The book blogger confessions tag

I saw this tag at the wonderful book blog by Diana Ideas on Papyrus.  I simply had to do this book tagging exercise, even though this apparently happened AGES ago. Still, it’s a very cool and fun idea. So here are some books that have imprinted themselves onto my soul. Please share the love and doContinue reading “The book blogger confessions tag”

Book Review: A Man in Love by Karl Ove Knausgaard

Book Two of the Min Kemp (My Struggle) in the series of six autobiographical volumes is possibly the least adventurous of his stories although still no less compelling and compulsively readable as the other ones. If you are unfamiliar with Karl Ove Knausgaard then you must have been living under a rock. He has beenContinue reading “Book Review: A Man in Love by Karl Ove Knausgaard”