The Shining Girls

I finished Lauren Beukes’ The Shining Girls a few weeks ago, but have been too busy with various life junk (Writing a novel! Dating! Exploring new and giggly dimensions! Being a complete fucking nutcase despite all  good shit I’ve got going on! Having tantrums when I don’t get… Read More

Lost It: My history of misplacing things

After all the wrangling I went through with Amazon to replace my busted Kindle (okay, I might be guilty of some hyperbole here, it wasn’t really that hard) it only makes sense that less than two weeks after receiving it in the mail, I left the bloody thing… Read More

The Vertical Lines of Death: RIP to my Kindle

Yesterday morning, inexplicably, I switched on my Kindle and found the screen to be obscured with a bunch of weird lines, thus rendering it utterly unreadable. Nooooooo! As you can imagine, I was pretty upset. I freaking LOVE my kindle and despite my various fears when I first… Read More

Support the Indigenous Reading Project!

I came across this great initiative through my Twitter feed the other day – The Indigenous Reading Project. Founded by ACT bureaucrat Daniel Billing, the project aims to help get Indigenous kids more passionate about reading by providing them with Kindles and access to E-books. Everyone knows how… Read More

Iron Winter

I just finished reading the third instalment in Stephen Baxter’s Northland series, Iron Winter. I haven’t read a great deal of Alternate History type novels, and when I started this series I didn’t realise that it would evolve into this genre. What started with one woman trying to… Read More

Cloud Atlas (the novel, not the movie)

Cloud Atlas. Where do I start? So at first I started reading and was getting into the story when the narrative was cut off and replaced by another…and then another. And each was SO different that I’d struggle to adjust and I’d wonder what on earth was going… Read More

Plague Series

I finished reading Jeff Carlson’s Plague series not too long ago. Plague Year, Plague War and Plague Zone comprise a post-apocalyptic/scientific/terrifying future series about nanotechnology and what’s really in the nature of humans.   Plague Year details the first year after the Machine Plague as experienced by Cam,… Read More


At the moment I’m reading Plague Year by Jeff Carlson. After good clean fun with Molly Fyde (well, sort of – though, those Buckblades were totally vicious when I think about it) I decided I could handle something a little more brutal. And it is, brutal and cold… Read More