Tag: Australian authors

On My Wishlist: The Barefoot Investor: The Only Money Guide You’ll Ever Need (2018 updated edition) AND the new in September, Family version!

The Barefoot Investor, by Scott Pape, has been recommended to me over and over again in the past couple of years.

It has helped my cousin sort out her finances and figure out how to make them work for her, instead of against her. AND she’s enjoyed doing it.

It has also sold over 100,000 copies to become one of the best selling Australian books ever.

So why is it so popular, and what makes it different?

Well, it’s readable and funny, as well as life changing. That’s super helpful, because I can’t tell you the number of useful books I haven’t read, because although they sounded like a great idea at the time, they just didn’t hold my attention.

NOT Your Average Princess Stories

The princess companion by Melanie Cellier | Kayoz Talks Books

I am currently reading the second book in the The Four Kingdom’s series by Australian Author Melanie Cellier. And loving it! This is not yet a full review – I’ll save that for when I have read all four, but let me just say, these are not your average princess stories. Full of allusions to…

Kerry Greenwood Books in Order (From Phryne Fisher to Ancient Egypt, to YA and Children’s Books)

Phryne Fisher Mystery Dead Man's Chest; Kerry Greenwood

(First published in 2012, most recently updated April 2018) With the introduction of Phryne Fisher to the television screens, of course my interest in re-reading the books returned. But this time I’d like to read them in order, rather than starting in the middle and hopping around randomly. Of course Greenwood’s written more than the…

Review: Berty Button Gets a Team

Berty Button gets a Team by Marina Bertolino

Berty Button Gets a Team by Marina Bertolino, Illustrated by Ryan Jones, Published by Berty Button Kids, Wodonga 2012 AU$17.95, or $9.95 for the eBook. Berty Button is the brain child of Marina Bertolino, who is part of the actual bertybutton transport team, and was inspired by the joy trucks – especially their jelly bean…

Freycinet, a Novel by Melanie Calvert

Book cover: Freycinet by Melanie Calvert

Freycinet… the thin, tenuous, shimmery line that separates memory and forgetting, permanence and transience, sanity and insanity. Freycinet  (pronounced Frey-sin-ay) is an almost ethereal psychological murder mystery set in the majestic wilds of Tasmania. I’m not going to write a full review because it was written by a friend of mine, and plus I’m acknowledged…

Book Review: When We Were Kittens

David Greagg - When We Were Kittens, Book Cover with a picture of the black and white Dougal on the front

When We Were Kittens by David Greagg, 2012. Publisher: Clan Destine Press; 203 pages rrp $18.00. The amusing sequel to Dougal’s Diary, David Greagg’s When We Were Kittens, was released earlier this year. It begins when Dougal and Shadow are around two years old and invites us to share another year of their lives. This…

Book Review: Out of the Black Land by Kerry Greenwood

Out of the Black Land. Kerry Greenwood.

Out of the Black Land, by Kerry Greenwood, 2010. Publisher: Clan Destine Press; 459 pages RRP AU$27.00. Finally available again on Fishpond, with free shipping Australia-wide. Now also available in a Kindle edition. Out of the Black Land is a bit of a departure for Kerry Greenwood, but an intriguing and enjoyable one. This is…

Warning: Reading Causes Sleep-Loss

Out of the Black Land. Kerry Greenwood.

I stayed up way too late last night reading Kerry Greenwood’s Out of the Black Land (From Clan Destine Press) last night. A review will be forthcoming when I have another chance to sit and read it for a large block of time. But not before, because I don’t want to spoil it by reading the…