Reading Race in “The White Girl”: A review of Tony Birch’s novel
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Reading Race in “The White Girl”: A review of Tony Birch’s novel


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I didn’t always enjoy audiobooks, but in recent years I have been loving them. I tend to stick to nonfiction books, but I do occasionally go for some fiction when I listen. … Continue reading

Gardening and Grief: A Review of “The Accidental Tour Guide” by Mary Moody
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Gardening and Grief: A Review of “The Accidental Tour Guide” by Mary Moody


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. If you’re a veteran subscriber of Bound2Books you know that I have written quite a few reviews on literature relating to death, loss, and cancer. The reason for this has been selfish … Continue reading

"Paris Savages" Review: how do we write about uncomfortable history?
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"Paris Savages" Review: how do we write about uncomfortable history?


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I picked up a copy of Paris Savages when I was in Hobart, Tasmania this February. Thinking about how easy it was to fly there and how care-free we were is a … Continue reading

There Is Something Rotten In  Corporate Australia: a review of Eliot Perlman’s novel, “Maybe the Horse Will Talk”
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There Is Something Rotten In Corporate Australia: a review of Eliot Perlman’s novel, “Maybe the Horse Will Talk”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I am no stranger to pitfalls of corporate work. I have experienced everything from verbal abuse, sexual harassment, and discrimination to then watch it all get covered up by HR and middle … Continue reading

“Boy Swallows Universe”: Housos, casual violence, and courage in Trent Dalton’s debut novel
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“Boy Swallows Universe”: Housos, casual violence, and courage in Trent Dalton’s debut novel


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. This was the first book I bought after arriving back in Australia in October 2019. It is hard to miss this book; it has won quite a few literary awards, is in … Continue reading

The Romanticisation of Bush Life: a review of Todd Alexander’s “Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and Pig Called Helga”
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The Romanticisation of Bush Life: a review of Todd Alexander’s “Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and Pig Called Helga”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I picked up Todd Alexander’s memoir Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and A Pig Called Helga because, to put it simply, because wine and pigs are few of my favourite things. The … Continue reading

“The Land Before Avocado”: a truly bittersweet look at Australia’s past
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“The Land Before Avocado”: a truly bittersweet look at Australia’s past


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. When I saw The Land Before Avocado by Richard Glover I knew I had to read it. Not only am I missing Australia a little bit these days, but I also felt … Continue reading

A Review of “Happy Never After”: owning our sadness, grief, and all those other uncomfortable things adults never talk about
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A Review of “Happy Never After”: owning our sadness, grief, and all those other uncomfortable things adults never talk about


I am frustrated today. Honestly, the day could not have felt more shitty if it tried. Sure, there were lots of okay things that happened, but my general mood has oscillated between “Fuck this” and verging on tears. I am currently looking for work, an arduous task done in silence and solitude because heaven forbid … Continue reading

A Review of Historical Texts on the Death Penalty and How They Shaped My Opinion on Capital Punishment
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A Review of Historical Texts on the Death Penalty and How They Shaped My Opinion on Capital Punishment


Noose: True Stories of Australians Who Died at the Gallows written by Xavier Duff is a brief history of some of Australia’s most infamous capital punishment cases. The book opens with the Mile Creek massacre, which was one of the first times recorded in Australian history where white Australians were trialed and found guilty of … Continue reading