happy autumn… and march’s book bargain

Greetings readers,

Happy Autumn. My favourite season is finally here. Changing leaves… milder weather… comfier clothes… love, love, love

This month’s book bargain is Caroline Alexander’s The Bounty. Now, I usually don’t do non fiction but I’ve had this on my ‘to read’ list for a while. So, when The Book Grocer asked if I could review it this month I thought I’d kill two birds with one stone and said, “yes!”. Head over to the Northcote store to pick it up for $10.

The non fiction reader in me is a slower reader than its fiction counterpart so I’m stretching this one out over two months. So far, so good. Alexander’s writing is informative yet still absorbing and the book is jam packed full of enthralling action. Non fiction and fiction lovers alike need to give this book a go…

Stay tuned. Full review coming next month.

’til next time.

xx SmartyKat

4th of the month book bargain time!

Apologies. Apologies. This month’s book bargain is finally here, albeit three days late. Let me assure you, though, you’ll find it was well worth the wait. You know the drill. Pick it up for 10 schweet dollars (!) at The Book Grocer in Northcote and read yourself into oblivion!

Happy new year & happy reading xx

Tender is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Later she remembered all the hours of the afternoon as happy – one of those uneventful times that seem at the moment only a link between past and future pleasure but turn out to have been the pleasure itself.”

Tender is Fitzgerald’s writing, however, seldom the night in this purportedly autobiographical account of love, lust, marriage and yearning. Continue reading