My new book is almost ready!

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

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.

Anticipated release date: 1 September 2018

 

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May Book Review Round Up

I can’t believe that we are at the end of May already! I’ve got through a couple of books this month and still made not dent to the “to read” pile.

Here is the May review summary:

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

**** “Warhol” by Christopher Makos

**** “Library of Souls: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Volumn 3” by Ransom Riggs

**** “Fallout Girl” by Katie Rose Guest Pryal

***** “Goldilocks lives in Leamington: and other tales of university life” by Geetanjali Mukherjee

 

 

 

“Fallout Girl” by Katie Rose Guest Pryal – Review for you!

Fiction: Literary Fiction/Women’s Fiction

Read:May 2018

My rating:****

Review:

Miranda George is on the run. On the run from her life, her past, her family, and herself. Following the death of her mother, Miranda takes off to Los Angeles in search of a place to hide. She seeks out former acquaintance Daphne Saito, an unreliable college friend, in the hopes of finding someone more messed up, vain and selfish than herself. After all, who’s going to notice another damaged person hanging out with the ‘beautiful people’ of LA? Much to her surprise, old friends Daphne and Greta, are settled, working through their personal issues, and making new lives for themselves. They welcome Miranda with open arms, offering her a new ‘family’ to be a part of. Will Miranda make the most of the opportunities on offer, and come to terms with her unhappy past, and make peace with her self-doubt? You need to read it to find out.

I am not usually one for “Chick Lit” books, but I really enjoy Katie Rose Guest Pryal’s style of writing. The characters are easy to relate to. The book makes for a great read and would be a wonderful addition to any holiday reading library.