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Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. Book Review. Spoiler: DNF!!

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. Book Review. Spoiler: DNF!!

The premise certainly is intriguing and the widespread acclaim encouraging. Yet I could not finish this book!

The Anti-Cool Girl by Rosie Waterland. Book Review.

The Anti-Cool Girl by Rosie Waterland. Book Review.

“Your second set of parents will abandon you. Damn.” Rosie Waterland in The Anti-Cool Girl   The Anti-Cool Girl is a memoir unlike any other. Chapter titles…

The Man Booker Prize 2017 Shortlist!

The Man Booker Prize 2017 Shortlist!

The shortlist for the 2017 Man Booker Prize has been announced! You can see my initial impressions on the longlist of 13 novels here.   The Man…

When Michael Met Mina by Randa Abdel-Fattah. Book Review.

When Michael Met Mina by Randa Abdel-Fattah. Book Review.

Michael: I wear my politics like hand-me down clothes: some bits feel like they don’t fit me properly, but I expect I’ll grow into them, trusting that…

One by Sarah Crossan. Book Review.

One by Sarah Crossan. Book Review.

“Here We Are. And we are living. Isn’t that amazing? How we manage to be at all.” Sarah Crossan in One Tippi and Grace are twins. Sixteen…

Five Unforgettable Fictional Fathers. It’s Father’s Day!

Five Unforgettable Fictional Fathers. It’s Father’s Day!

It’s Father’s Day this weekend, so what better time to share five unforgettable fictional fathers! Some are beloved, some are incredibly unlikeable, but they have all made…

The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich. Book Review.

The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich. Book Review.

The law—with each side’s relentless pursuit of one story—has never known what to do with this complicated middle ground. But life is full of it.” Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich…

Father’s Day Gift Ideas!

Father’s Day Gift Ideas!

Father’s Day is fast approaching, so I have come to the rescue with gift ideas for those hard-to-buy-for men in your life. Here are five books that…

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry. Book Review.

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry. Book Review.

“Time was not something then we thought of as an item that possessed an ending, but something that would go on forever, all rested and stopped in…

Links I Love #1!

Links I Love #1!

Here are ten links from around the web I have enjoyed recently. There are recommendations on podcasts and poetry, suggestions on books about race, feminism, the refugee…

Three Books of Poems on Cats. It’s International Cat Day!

Three Books of Poems on Cats. It’s International Cat Day!

It’s International Cat Day! And because cats and poems go together like birds and musical theatre, I am celebrating with some poetry! Here are some poems from…

Hi! I'm Julia, a lifelong reader, an aspiring writer, medical doctor, and now book blogger, from Queensland, Australia! Go to 'About Read and Live Well' to learn more!

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Lincoln in the Bardo, and why I didn't finish it!
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The Anti-Cool Girl by Rosie Waterland.
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Rosie first came to fame as the writer of the popular and hilarious recaps of Australia's The Bachelor on Mamamia.
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I highly recommend this book and her podcast called Mum Says My Memoir Is A Lie.
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I am almost half way and think I will put it down for now. I may end up finishing it if it does win the Booker 😳
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