In mid July I announced that I was joining Read.Sleep.Repeat. in their 3rd annual ARC in August Book Challenge with the lofty goal of bringing my NetGalley account to 100% by reading and reviewing the five books waiting for me. I am proud to report that last night I posted the last review on the fabulous book Cloudwish! … More This Just In… ARC in August Update!
by: Fiona Wood Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Women’s Fiction Publish Date: 1 September 2015 Review: Cloudwish is a treasure! The life as a teenager is rarely simple, however Van Uok’s might be a little more complicated than most. Her parents came to Australia as asylum seekers from Vietnam and are determined for her to achieve … More Cloudwish – ARC in August #5 (Elite Winner!)
by: E.C. Diskin Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Crime Publish Date: 25 August 2015 Review: On an icy winter’s day in southwest Michigan, Grace Abbot wakes up as the survivor of a car crash. But she’s left with a traumatic brain injury and a terrifying reality: she can’t remember anything. Left in the care of her sister, … More Broken Grace – ARC in August #4
Ok, I know this has taken me forever to do. But hey, I’ve been crazy busy. Cut me some slack! Any who, a great big thank you to Tash from The Bookie Monster for tagging me! Now, you may say, “but Jewel, you’re in Australia and it’s Winter there!” To that I say “Hey, a girl … More Summertime Madness | Book Tag
I was exploring Goodreads for some new books to feature in October for “October in OZ” and visited Rebecca Lim’s page. If you haven’t heard of her, she wrote the Mercy series. You can read my review on these books here https://julaynadams.wordpress.com/2015/02/11/mercy/ Any way, back to the exciting bit…Mercy is coming back. Apparently, The Astrologer’s … More Mercy ME!
In keeping with my angel wing theme, I have changed my star rating to wings. You can find wing ratings at the end of each review. But the bigger news is that I’ve added a new category rating! Introducing the new Elite Award. This rating will be awarded to books that are very special to me. Maybe … More Introducing a New Rating!
by: J.M. Peace Genre: Thriller, Crime, Suspense Publish Date: 1 July 2015 Review: A Time to Run is a nail-biting thriller that will keep you turning pages ‘til the wee hours of morning! Sammi needs to blow some steam after an argument with her boyfriend and a girl’s night out on the town is just … More A Time to Run – ARC in August #3
I recently took the bus into Dandenong to “hire a car” (rent) and saw the building above on the left. I later did a little research and found out that it’s Dandenong Town Hall. I got instant de ja vu and Googled pictures of Town Hall in … More Double Take
Bottle Shop definition: Liquor Store I’ve been living in Australia now since October of 2014 and to date I have yet to see a drive thru bank or pharmacy (chemist), however, we do have drive thru bottle shops. Drive in, place your order, and pop the boot (trunk)! Aussies take their beer seriously 🙂 Now … More Bottle Shop