Tag Archives: reading

Lymond 4: some great writing

I haven’t posted for a few days, because I am lost in Checkmate, the sixth and final book in the chronicles. I got off the tram today just as I finished reading a hugely dramatic scene, and walked all the … Continue reading

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ode to my local library

since we moved to the city, one of the greatest joys in my week is racing the trams down Bourke St on my bike and ducking into Flinders Lane to go to the Melbourne City Library. I took my sister … Continue reading

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the Lover Revealed review

this is really hard one, because there’s something in this book I just can’t get past. It’s made me realise that one of the reasons I love romance is that it doesn’t leave you wishing something were different. This book … Continue reading

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the family thing

not my family, so chill. (I’m probably getting too old to say so chill. Or something.) Was talking with a friend recently about “Why exactly was Twilight so good?” Yeah, that old chestnut. To give context, I discovered it randomly … Continue reading

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The Perils of Pleasure review

I still don’t know what I really think about this book. The writing was an absolute revelation – beautiful, unique and interesting by any standards, not just “for a romance novel”. But soon she would be on a ship, a … Continue reading

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what I’ve learnt about writing (and life, probably) from reading Susan Elizabeth Phillips: Part lll

Love insinuates its way into your life, and you only recognise it for what it is when it’s suddenly not there anymore. SEP has a particular kind of hero/heroine relationship that goes as follows: hero is super attractive, has more … Continue reading

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day one: the moment that forgives everything else

My girlfriends and I keep a continuous facebook chat going, so that we can be in everyday contact even though we live on the four corners of the world. I recently wrote to them: I’m still feeling clucky, but I … Continue reading

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