Book review: Stroppy Old Women

Stroppy Old Women compiled by Paul Little and Wendyl Nissen, Paul Little Books, ISBN9780473258603, RRP $34.99 52 stroppy old women (one for every week of the year!) capture their thoughts on what’s wrong with the world and how it can be fixed. Stroppy Old Women follows on from Grumpy Old Men 1 & 2, though with […]

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Book review: Credit in the Straight World by Brannavan Gnanalingam

Credit in the Straight World by Brannavan Gnanalingam, Lawrence & Gibson, ISBN9780473319106, RRP $23 I find it quote odd that the global financial crisis of 2008 has its own acronym – the GFC. In my mind acronyms are an old-world corporate driven blight that hold the rest of the world to ransom. I imagine in […]

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An Interview with Nicky Pellegrino

New Zealand-resident author Nicky Pellegrino recently released her eighth novel, One Summer in Venice. She kindly agreed to answer some questions about the book, food and more for BookieMonster! One Summer in Venice features interesting and different female characters. Did you have a favourite? Coco is by far my favourite character. She is a fabulous […]

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Radio book review no. 14 – The Caretaker of Imagination

Yes, last week was time for me to talk on the radio again about another fantastic book – this time around I chose The Caretaker of Imagination by ZR Southcombe. The Caretaker of Imagination is a kids chapter book from a wonderfully talented New Zealand author. Have a listen and then go buy the book […]

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Book review: The Chimes by Anna Smaill

The Chimes by Anna Smaill, Sceptre, ISBN 9781444794533, RRP$34.99 What if we didn’t remember things? What if memory meant so little to us that we let things go, not even knowing what they were? What if our world was so full of music, both beautiful and dangerous, that it crowded out our memories? That’s the […]

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