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The Rosie Project

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is divine. Don’s hyper-awareness of himself and his shortcomings contributes to his lack of connection with almost everyone in his life. Don knows that he behaves differently to other people around him and convinces himself that this is OK. He does […]



Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater My rating: 4 of 5 stars Gosh this was slow to get going. Maybe it was the people chosen to read the stories of Grace and Sam (‘Grace’ – too young, ‘Sam’ – too old)? Maybe it was their American accents? Maybe it was listening in the car while driving the […]


Speaker for the Dead

Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card My rating: 5 of 5 stars Audio books not only make driving enjoyable, they can also make it downright dangerous. Many times I find myself driving through the landscape of the book I’m listening to, only to ‘wake up’ in suburban Melbourne. I’ve not ‘read’ the Ender […]


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