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Nutshell, by Ian McEwan

Nutshell, by Ian McEwan

“I try to see her and love her as I must, then imagine her burdens: the villain she’s taken for a lover, the saint she’s leaving behind,…

Autumn, by Ali Smith. Book Review.

Autumn, by Ali Smith. Book Review.

“I don’t like it when the summer goes and the autumn comes, she said.  Daniel took her by the shoulders and turned her round. He didn’t say…

Reading Wrap-Up: October 2016!

Reading Wrap-Up: October 2016!

All The Birds In The Sky is an unusual story within the realms of science fiction-fantasy-magical realism… it’s really a bit quirky (read: very, very weird)! Set in what…

This Census-Taker, by China Miéville

This Census-Taker, by China Miéville

“He brought me a drink of sweet herby milk while I lay in bed and he stared at me until I drank it. I hoped it wasn’t…

Everything Love Is, by Claire King

Everything Love Is, by Claire King

“It’s not about if you strive or not. None of us has any choice but to strive. It’s about knowing what you’re striving for and why.” Claire…

My Most Anticipated Releases for November 2016!

My Most Anticipated Releases for November 2016!

If you’re looking for something new to pick up, then keep reading! Here are thirteen of the new releases I am most looking forward to in the coming…

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent. Book Review.

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent. Book Review.

“To know what a person has done, and to know who a person is, are very different things.” Hannah Kent, in Burial Rites.    Every now and…

Welcome to Read and Live Well!

      “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It’s what the sunflowers do.” Helen Keller.         So…

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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