A Review of “The Seven Moons Of Maali Almeida”: Magic Realism & Art
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A Review of “The Seven Moons Of Maali Almeida”: Magic Realism & Art

This is all a very roundabout way to say that The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida was an amazing book and went against every apprehension I had. As soon as I started to read it, I could not put it down. I felt completely immersed in the story – carried with the winds of the in-between with Maali – and I was utterly hooked. Personally, it has been a breath of utter fresh air to have found Karunatilaka’s novel at a time where I haven’t always felt on my reading A-game. Continue reading

A Book Review of “The Moonballers” by Jeffrey Sotto: Queer tennis will never be the same
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A Book Review of “The Moonballers” by Jeffrey Sotto: Queer tennis will never be the same

NOTE: This novel was sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are my own. There are so many things to talk about with Jeffrey Sotto’s novel The Moonballers: A Novel About the Invasion of a LGBTQ2+ Tennis League … by Straight People. I love comedy, and I was extremely curious when I was asked … Continue reading

A Review of Craig Silvey’s “Honeybee”: an Australian novel about queer and trans life and learning to love who we are
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A Review of Craig Silvey’s “Honeybee”: an Australian novel about queer and trans life and learning to love who we are

The kind of home environment that Victoria grew up in is not really conducive to stability, safety, or love. Of course, there are close relationships, and I don’t doubt that Victoria doesn’t love her mother – but the relationship is also extremely toxic. Victoria is the child, yet she is always expected to be the parent and caregiver for her mother. Treating children like they are adults (in this particular way) is a form of trauma that doesn’t go away easily. Continue reading

A Review of Anna North’s “Outlawed”: “The Handmaid’s Tale” Meets the Wild Wild West
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A Review of Anna North’s “Outlawed”: “The Handmaid’s Tale” Meets the Wild Wild West

I was drawn to the cover of this book. I know what they say, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but here we are. Outlawed by Anna North is a dystopian gunslinging wild west meets Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. It was a really fun genre mash-up, and I loved reading it. Outlawed … Continue reading

Exploring Australia’s Colonial History: A review of “Devotion” by Hannah Kent
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Exploring Australia’s Colonial History: A review of “Devotion” by Hannah Kent

Devotion is an Australian colonial saga. It chronicles the Prussian and German immigrants who travelled to Australia, specifically to South Australia, in the 1800s. It is about love, loss, religious persecution, and the Australian landscape. Continue reading

Five Life Lessons from Jeffrey Marsh’s “How To Be You”
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Five Life Lessons from Jeffrey Marsh’s “How To Be You”

Marsh grounds a lot of their work in Buddhism and self love. Their work is relatable and powerful for anyone, but especially for people wanting to learn more about life and who they are. So here are the five life lessons I have been trying to practice since reading Marsh’s book. 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

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. I feel it is also a call to action which is both educational and deeply personal. Robertson wrote the book with Georgie’s (her … Continue reading

“Nonbinary”: Exploring gender and identity
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“Nonbinary”: Exploring gender and identity

Literature – the writing and telling of stories – has always been a way for marginalised groups to express themselves in ways that mainstream culture would not allow. It allows cis people, like myself, the opportunity to hear from and support nonbinary and trans voices. It allows nonbinary and trans voices to connect and find … Continue reading

Queer “High School”: a review of Tegan and Sara Quin’s memoir
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Queer “High School”: a review of Tegan and Sara Quin’s memoir

The first time I came across Tegan and Sara, I was working in a pizzeria trying to make my way through my undergraduate degree and work part-time, so I could put fuel in my car to get me to classes. It was a humbling time in my life. Side note: if you have ever wondered … 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”

I picked up Todd Alexander’s memoir Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and A Pig Called Helga because, to put it simply, wine and pigs are a few of my favourite things. The memoir also takes place in cities and regions where I grew up, and I wanted to feel that nostalgia of having my hometown … Continue reading