“A Lonely Girl Is a Dangerous Thing”: book review of Jessie Tu’s Debut Novel
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“A Lonely Girl Is a Dangerous Thing”: book review of Jessie Tu’s Debut Novel


Some links used on this page may have affiliate links. If you click through this link and decide to purchase something, I can make a tiny commission. If you love my blog and my recommendations and reviews, please think about supporting my blog in this way. It helps me keep my blog afloat. Since moving … Continue reading

Who Is Allowed Access to Education?: What Bri Lee’s “Who Gets To Be Smart” and Kazuo Ishiguro’s “Klara And the Sun” can tell us about equitable education
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Who Is Allowed Access to Education?: What Bri Lee’s “Who Gets To Be Smart” and Kazuo Ishiguro’s “Klara And the Sun” can tell us about equitable education


What does a nonfiction social commentary book from Australian writer Bri Lee have to do with a dystopian futuristic novel from Japanese-British author Kazuo Ishiguro? The short answer – A lot.
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“Witness”: A Review of Louise Milligan’s Investigations into the Human Costs for Seeking Justice
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“Witness”: A Review of Louise Milligan’s Investigations into the Human Costs for Seeking Justice


This book is not easy to read. It is harrowing and it made me extremely emotional and it even made me cry. With that said, I also feel that this book is extremely important and desperately needed – not just for the Australian criminal justice system, but for many countries the world over. Continue reading

A Review of Kavita Bedford’s “Friends and Dark Shapes”: sharehouses, the gig economy, and millennial living
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A Review of Kavita Bedford’s “Friends and Dark Shapes”: sharehouses, the gig economy, and millennial living


Disclosure: Sections of the blog may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. This helps keep this small independent blog going. This is one of those times where I bought the book because the cover was just too beautiful. Despite the old saying … Continue reading

Review of “The Coconut Children” by Vivian Pham: immigrant voices in Australian literature
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Review of “The Coconut Children” by Vivian Pham: immigrant voices in Australian literature


Sonny and Vince find each other in the chaos of trying to unpack their parents’ struggles and traumas as well as navigating the two worlds of Vietnamese culture and Australian culture. And possibly even a third culture – Vietnamese Australian identity. It is a beautiful and bittersweet teenage love that just had me sighing and clutching my heart. Continue reading

Book Review of “About A Girl”: transgender lives in Australia
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Book Review of “About A Girl”: transgender lives in Australia


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. About a Girl was written by Rebekah Robertson about her experiences as a mother of twins, and as a mother of a trans daughter. Although this goes beyond being just a memoir. … Continue reading

Be “Your Own Kind of Girl” in 2021: A book review of Clare Bowditch’s memoir
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Be “Your Own Kind of Girl” in 2021: A book review of Clare Bowditch’s memoir


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Clare Bowditch became famous for her singing and songwriting in Melbourne, Australia from the early 2000s. She also went on to be an actress in a nationally famous T.V. series Offspring. Of … Continue reading