Book Review: The Elven Tales by Fabi Ghittoni

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It’s definitely a week of ARC reviews! And my next one is a review of The Elven Tales by Fabi Ghittoni.

It was fascinating hearing about the process of the book’s creation during my interview with Ghittoni – I’ve already seen how beautiful the cover looks and can tell she’s put a lot of effort into every detail!

The result, of course, is absolute stunning. READ MORE

Writing Wednesday: Just Keep On Writing Words

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Book Review: The Doorkeeper by Steen Jones

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A little while back I interviewed author Steen Jones about her upcoming debut book, The Doorkeeper. The book is due for release on February 20 and I was lucky enough to snag an ARC of the book to review! READ MORE

Monday Motivation: Just Take The First Step

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Artist’s Date: Ballet at the Quarry

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Earlier this week, we went to see Takuto: Ballet at the Quarry!

I’ve always wanted to go to the ballet at the Quarry Amphitheatre in City Beach. As you can guess by the name, it’s an amphitheatre set in an old limestone quarry and everyone has always said how beautiful the outdoor setting is. This year, I finally got to head down there to watch the West Australian Ballet’s performance of Takuto. READ MORE

February Philosophy Read: Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics

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Well, now that we’ve finished January’s philosophy read, it’s time to move on to February’s! For our second philosophy read of 2017, we’re staying in Ancient Greece for a little longer with Aristotle’s The Nicomachean Ethics.  READ MORE

Writing Wednesday: If I Waited for Perfection

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January Philosophy Book: Plato’s The Republic

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It’s time now to report my thoughts on January’s philosophy book, Plato’s The Republic! As I’ve mentioned before, it’s a book well worth reading, particularly in today’s turbulent political times.

The Republic is a Socratic dialogue written around 380 BCE by the Ancient Greek philosopher Plato. It begins with Socrates and his friend Glaucon, an older brother of Plato’s, bumping into Polemarchus as they are leaving the festival of Bendis, who is the Thracian equivalent of the goddess Artemis. READ MORE

Monday Motivation: Be Yourself

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Book Review: Death on the Cherwell by Mavis Doriel Hay

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It was with deep regret that I finished reading Death on the Cherwell by Mavis Doriel Hay – regret because it is the last of her three murder mysteries that I’ve read and there are no more to be savoured. If you’ve read my earlier reviews of her books, you’d know I’m an admirer of Hay’s novels and am very sad that she only ever wrote three mysteries before returning to her beloved rural arts.

Death on the Cherwell is also a sort of continuation from her first book, Murder Underground, and it was nice to see some old friends make a cameo in this book! READ MORE