Recent Reads

Each month I list the books I’ve been reading and comment on the ones that take my fancy. What have you been reading lately?


The difference between men and women revisted

The difference between men and women revisted

We all know that men are from Mars and women are from Venus, right? (And if you need further convincing, then check out this writing assignment set by an English professor that I posted...
Maree is riveted to her seat and sparks fly.

Maree is riveted to her seat and sparks fly.

I’ve just realized I’m all fired up to talk about yet another YA book I’ve just finished and loved to bits. What’s with all the amazing YAs out there right now?...
Voodoo gets my vote!

Voodoo gets my vote!

It’s not often I read a book that’s laugh out loud funny, breaks all the rules–and I mean ALL the rules that we writers are supposed at least pay lip-service to–and...
A dark, creepy, strange sort of love story

A dark, creepy, strange sort of love story

I returned from the recent Romance Writers of New Zealand conference with a heap of books to read in a range of genres. That’s one of the things I love about our conferences:...
Of dragons, storms, and boomerang brides

Of dragons, storms, and boomerang brides

Had great plans to write an insightful Recent Reads post today… and then homework got in the way. Not mine, son’s. And no, I wasn’t actually doing his homework, merely...
Have you ever felt invisible?

Have you ever felt invisible?

Have you ever felt invisible? Like, you may as well not be in the room because people talk over you, ignore what you’ve just said entirely or murmur some platitude and carry on...
Starters, Perfect Blood, Black Hearts, & Grey Areas

Starters, Perfect Blood, Black Hearts, & Grey…

Usually I select one book to briefly talk about in my monthly Recent Reads posts. This time it’s a quadruple-whammy :) First up — and please excuse the wholly unintentional...
Book buying habits

Book buying habits

April’s been and gone. Easter treats have vanished from the cupboard. Diets have begun again in earnest. Or maybe that’s just me? Anyhow, I’d be interested to know...