Weekly Memes

Fiction reveals the truth that reality obscures.
~ Jessamyn West

It's Monday! What are you reading?
It's Monday! What are you reading? is a weekly meme hosted by J Kaye at J Kaye's Book Blog. In this meme everyone shares what they have just finished, what they are currently reading, and what is coming up next.

Its Monday! What are you Reading? 30 March 2010
Its Monday! What are you Reading? 1 February 2010
Its Monday! What are you Reading? 25 January 2010

Its Monday! What are you Reading? 19 January 2010
Its Monday! What are you Reading? 12 January 2010
Its Monday! What are you Reading? 4 January 2010
Its Monday! What are you Reading? 29 December 2009
Its Monday! What are you Reading? 21 December 2009

Teaser Tuesdays Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Should be Reading. Its a great way to find out about new books. All you need to do is open the book you are currently reading to a random page and share a quote from the book. That way, people can read the quote's from different books and see if any of them stand out as books that you might like to read.

The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James 23 March 2010
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier 16 March 2010
The Facts behind the Helsinki Roccamatios by Yann Martel 9 March 2010
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert 2 March 2010
Capricornia by Xavier Herbert 2 February 2010
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 26 January 2010
The Household's Guide to Dying 20 January 2010
Wuthering Heights & Capricornia 13 January 2010

Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme about books and reading. Each Thursday a different book related question is posted and everyone has the opportunity to provide their opinion, feedback and/or personal experience on that topic.

Illustrations 11 March 2010
Grammar 6 March 2010
Why I read 24 February 2010
Olympic Reading 18 February 2010
Encouragement 11 February 2010
Twisty 29 January 2010

Favourite Unknown 21 January 2010
Flapper? Or not a Flapper? 15 January 2010

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a meme hosted at The Story Siren, where you have the opportunity to share with everyone what books came into your possession in the last week.

In My Mailbox 7 February 2010
In My Mailbox 28 February 2010

Review Policy

Review Policy

Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider.

~ Francis Bacon

I review all the books that I read, including ebooks. I mainly read adult books, but I do also read young adult and children's fictions. My favourite genres are general fiction and classics, it would be very rare to see me reviewing poetry or non-fiction. I make a special effort to read Australian literature in an effort to support my own country's literary industry and heritage.

What I really like is a very descriptive style of writing and strong colourful characters. I love a story line that grabs me, draws me in and forces me to care about the outcome for the characters, even if I don't like the characters themselves. Some authors that I find really deliver this for me are Margaret Atwood, Isabel Allende, Joyce Carol Oates and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I enjoy a bold/individual style of writing, but not such that it creates a barrier between me and the story.

I love to receive books to review from publishers etc. I will provide an honest review of the book.

If you would like me to review a book please let me know by leaving a comment or emailing me at pageturnersbooks@gmail.com.

I would also love to do some author interviews, so if you are an author and would like to provide an interview, please contact me.

I hope that my reviews are a useful guide to all other book lovers out there looking for their next great book!

You can read about my 2010 reading goal here.

You can read about my 2010 blogging plans here.

Books Read in 2009

Book Read in 2009 (from April onwards)

For links to reviews, please see the main "Book Reviews" page

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
The Wizard of Oz by Framk L Baum
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz
The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve
My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin
Chocolat by Joanne Harris
Anne's House of Dreams by LM Montgomery
The Vintner's Luck by Elizabeth Fox
The Breaker by Kit Denton
Anne of the Island by LM Montgomery
Anne of Avonlea by LM Montgomery
My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin
Rice Bowl by Suchen Christine Lim
Virunga: The passion of Dian Fossey by Farley Mowat
Brick Lane by Monica Ali
For the Term of His Natural Life by Marcus Clarke
My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Eucalyptus by Murray Bail
The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery
The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Dufoe
The Time Machine by HG Wells
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Deception Point by Dan Brown
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Outsider by Albert Camus
Romulus: My Father by Raimond Gaita
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
The Shifting Fog by Kate Morton
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Wanting by Richard Flanagan
Lady Chatterley's Lover by DH Lawrence
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
The Infinite Plan by Isabel Allende
Love in a Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts by Louis de Bernieres