Weekly Wrap Up


I celebrated Page Turners first birthday this week! Suzanne and Darlyn both won an Australian book in my birthday giveaway, and I have shared some of my firsts with everyone here at this post: My first time... (it's not what you're thinking).

I did two reviews this week: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling.

Big news here in Australia, Truth by Peter Temple won Australia's premier literary award, The Miles Franklin Literary Award. You can read about the controversy and the excitement here at this post.

Truth be told, it hasn't been a giant week here at Page Turners because I have gone back to work, and I haven't been able to use the computer much at home, which has limited my blogging time significantly. In the near future I will have reviews of Lean on Pete by Willy Vlautin, The Boat by Nam Le, Murder on a Midsummer Night by Kerry Greenwood and We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver (which I expect to finish soon). So if you are interested in any of those titles make sure you check back in.

Also have a look at my meme, Book Beginnings on Friday!


It is hosted at Crazy for Books. In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and find new book-related blogs that we may be missing out on! This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs that they may not know existed!


  1. Stopping by on the Hop. My Hop is here.

    I hope you are having a lovely weekend. :)

    From the Shadows

  2. I'm a new follower- found you from the Hop!

  3. Just hopping by to see what is new!

    Stop by my blog for a chance to win "The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri

    Happy Friday!

  4. I hopped in to say hi too!

    And happy birthday!

  5. Hi Becky! I'm so glad to find you today because there was an good article in today's Guardian about the Miles Franklin prize
    and so it was interesting to read your thoughts. I couldn't see whether you've actually reviewed the winner yet - do you plan to?
    Oh and I had the same response to 'We need to talk about Kevin' as you - it was devastating. I read a couple of her others and they were also pretty good - am planning to read her latest.
    I look forward to following your reviews in future!
    Best, Lyndsey

  6. Just hopping by! The Boat looks good, thanks for the review!

  7. Thanks for stopping by on the hop everyone, hope you all have a great weekend!

    Herman - thanks for the bday wishes

    Kate - The Boat is really good. Hope you enjoy it if you ever get a chance to read it.

    Lyndsay - glad to have you as a follower. I had a look at that article, thanks for giving me the link. I hope I get to read Truth soon

  8. Hello! Found you through the hop and I love your blog! I don't know many Australians (okay, none), so your I'm really interested in the Aussie Literature that you review.
    Consider me a follower.
    Happy blogging!


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