Weekly Wrap Up

Welcome if you're dropping by from the blogger hop.

If you get a chance, join in my fun Friday meme:

This weeks question is: Tell us some of your favourite authors and why they are your favourites. My three favourite authors are Isabel Allende, Margaret Atwood and Richard Flanagan. I think I like them all for very similar reasons. The language is very descriptive and there is a tendency towards just telling the story as it unfolds rather than showing it unfold through lots of discussion between the characters. I always feel completely immersed when I read their novels and I always love the characters and often identify with them.

I reviewed the following books this week. I hope that you have a chance to read some of the reviews:

Murder on a Midsummer Night by Kerry Greenwood

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

An Iron Rose by Peter Temple

In other news, I completed the Aussie Author Challenge and reviewed how many of the Angus and Robertson Top 100 I had read.

I hope that all the new people that drop by this week enjoy Page Turners, and thanks again to my faithful followers!


  1. This is a good idea, I've gone over to take a look and may do up a post for it.
    I liked Flanagan's Wanting very much and have acquired a copy of The Sound of One Hand Clapping and am looking forward to it. I've read a memoir by Allende (The Sum of Our Days) and enjoyed hearing her interviewed but have yet to try her fiction. And I haven't been able to stomach Atwood since reading Edible Woman about 30 years ago. Have met her, see and hear her all over the place, they teach her relentlessly in school here, and every character she ever writes about is someone I grew up with in setting I know too well. lol The problem is me - I will try her again one of these days. Have you read Alias Grace? I have a copy in my stacks and might start there.
    I did read Bad Debts by Temple when it came out and I enjoyed it but crime/mysteries are light reading for me and I have to be in the mood. Surprised to see he's won the recent Miles Franklin, which I follow and read many of so I'll definitely get to that one soon.
    I read and enjoyed your review of Kevin, a difficult but important story I thought and one of my favourites. I will be reading more by her soon too.
    I'm off to see what you're reading for the Aussie Lit challenge-I love doing that one. I look forward to more of these Blog Hop posts. Thanks for putting me onto them. I'm already your follower. :)

  2. Found you from blog hop! Hop on over to my blog and return the follow! www.novelthoughtsblog.com

  3. Hopping in for a visit.

    I don't know any of the authors you mentioned. Which books in particular would you recommend ?

  4. Hi! I'm visiting because of the blog hop. Great place!

    I'm a follower.

    I'll be hanging around awhile.

    VampAngel's Dilemma: To Read or Not To Read It? That is The Question

  5. Stopping by from the hop. Margaret Atwood is one of my favorite authors as well. Have a great weekend!

  6. Hopping by and checking out your blog. Have a great weekend!

  7. Hopping in to take a look. i have a mystery novel fan on my gift list, Phryne Fisher's book is going in my shopping cart.

    Thanks for the review.

  8. Just hopping by the hop and the follow! Stop by The Wormhole and see what I have been reading! Have a great weekend and Happy reading!

  9. Great post idea. I like book reviews.

    I saw your blog link on Jacki's blog and clicked-through.

  10. Hi Becky!
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    My favorite authors are Per Petterson, Tim Winton and ??? I really love narratives that include landscape and sounds and mood and regional details.

    This week I completed The Lovers by Vida, A Little Party Dress by Bobin, Dirt Riddles by Walsh, and The Canal by Rourke.

    Hope your weekend is well!

  11. Hi. Found you on the hop and stopped in to look around and say hello. Your reviews are nicely written.

  12. Favorite Authors? OK. here goes.

    Christopher Moore - Great twisted imagination and mad writing skills.

    Bill Bryson - He can write about anything and make it interesting.

    Jen Lancaster - Well, she is writing the kind of books I want to write so I both envy and emulate her.

  13. Everyone - Thanks for dropping by on the blogger hop, I am glad you all liked what you see! Its great finding all these new blogs!

    Sandra - I imagine that Atwood might be a bit overdone ni the Northern Hemisphere. We study The Handmaid's Tale during high school here in Sydney. I have read Alias Grace and I loved it!

    Kah Woei - it depends on what you feel like. If you want something serious but valuable, then i recommend WNTTAK. If you want something fun and light hearted then I recommend MOAMN.

    Clee - a book from this series would make a great gift!

    Dianne - thanks for the compliemtn

    Jenners - how funny is Bill Bryson! I once laughed outloud in an emergency department at a hospital whilst reading his book.


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