This book felt like a dream - sometimes magical, sometimes feverish, even descending into a nightmare.
I bought my copy of Sabriel in 2017 - over 20 years after it was first published. As an Australian reader, I am disappointed in myself, and my school library. Apologies to Garth Nix for my school's disrespect. But I can't blame my school for the fact that I didn't read it until two years … Continue reading The Old Kingdom Series by Garth Nix
Setting my Goodreads goal for 2020, I decided on a much smaller number than usual.
The title for this book claims it will answer all questions ever asked about food and diets. And, by God, do they deliver.
This isn’t going to be so much a review, as a rant about characters making stupid decisions.
This is a story, written in verse, from the perspective of a child.
With all that's been happening in the world, and all the heavy books and articles I've been reading, and the news programs blasting a new crisis every hour, I really felt like I need something light to calm my soul. This book sounded like just the thing.
Archie Roach is an Indigenous Australian musician, and was a part of 'the stolen generation' as a child. It took me a little bit longer than usual to read the book, because at times it really was not a fun read. Important, yes. Very. But fun? No, not the whole time.
But what about those movies that are actually good, the ones that are beloved, cult classics, even critically acclaimed - is it possible for a movie to be great if it has scenes that make no sense?
"Freedom of speech doesn’t mean the right to say what you want without rebuttal."