TGiF: The weekly Catch Up

Yes FRIDAY!!! Before we retreat to our reading chairs with enough books and whisky to see us through the weekend, here’s a quick recap of the week’s bookish shenanigans. And by shenanigans, obviously we mean demure coffee sipping and page turning. 

To keep things moving and shaking, we launched a new segment: Reviewer Q & A! As this oh-so-creative title subtly implies, this is a special little nook for getting to know our fellow book reviewers. We’re particularly keen to hear how they got started, what their review process is and why they think reviewing is  important. Also, we’re keen to hear their book recommendations! We kicked of this fun new segment with not one, but two very different Q & As. First up we chatted with The Bibliothèque, who specialises in Young Adult and New Adult reviews, then we caught up with Melanie over at Grab the Lapels where she offers insightful critiques on books by female authors. 

In our own reading we sought out more Aussie YA and delved into Alice Pung’s Laurinda (2014), a beautifully written coming-of-age story about identity and the challenge of staying true to yourself, in which Lucy, a fifteen-year-old Chinese immigrant living in the working class suburb of Stanley, must negotiate the treacherous alien landscape of an exclusive all-girls school.

Laurinda got us thinking about the preppy elite, and we finished out the week with seven stories of the crème de la crème.

And now back to reading! We shall return on Monday to report on our adventures between the pages.

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