September Book Review Round Up

Gosh, we’re starting to get close to Christmas! I have so many books to get through and so little time. Here is the September review summary:

You can read the full reviews via the Book Reviews page here.

**** “Robicheaux” by James Lee Burke

***** “City of Spades” By Collin MacInnes

***1/2 “The Best American Travel Writing: 2017” edited by Lauren Collins & Jason Williams.

**** “Final Chapters: How Famous Author’s Died” by Jim Bernhard

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Reviews for Amazon

Hi folks

As you may (or may not) be aware, I do a number of book reviews every month and post the reviews here, on Goodreads and on Librarything. I usually put the post up through Amazon as well.

Amazon have recently changed their rules on who can review (in fact they have changed it numerous times over the past couple of months, but it seems to have settled), At present, I am unable to post reviews on Amazon because I have not reached the annual $US50 spend on books. This may surprise some of you considering the number of books I read, but you need to remember that I receive half of the books for free (gifts, loans, supplied by publishers/organisations) and of the remaining books, I buy at least 50% as hard copies. This leaves only a quarter of the books I read in the ‘purchased e-book category’.

I expect to make the $US50 threshold before Christmas, and will go through and update any reviews down prior to this on Amazon.

Thanks for your patience

Sarah

Book launch: “Gardening for Beginners: Hints and Tips for Melbourne Australia” by Sarah Jackson

“Gardening for Beginners: Hints and Tips for Melbourne Australia” by Sarah Jackson has officially been launched!  

You can get your copy now through Amazon

So you want to start a garden? No idea where to start? Then this may be the guide for you. “Gardening for Beginners” is a handy reference book with basic hints and tips for the new gardener. It contains no fancy terms, no superior expertise, just honest advice from someone just like you. There are sections on what tools to buy, growing vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers, dealing with pests, and working out which fertilisers are best for you.

It is written for a cool climate, but the advice is useful anywhere. The book is based on the quirky and informative blog Sarah’s Melbourne Kitchen Garden.

You can get your copy now through Amazon