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How to read: Jonathan Franzen

April 9, 2018 Recommendations 0 Comments

When an author is as well-known as Jonathan Franzen, it can be hard to know where to start. Scattered among his impressive body of work are literary award-winners, quirky non-fiction projects and personal memoirs - first impressions are important, so how do you pick the right one to start with? Lucky for you, we've put together a helpful guide to assist you in figuring out where to start with Jonathan Franzen - whose books are intelligent and readable, written with equal parts head and heart. READ MORE

More Than Just A Music Bio

There are hundreds of music bios out there, but how many of them authentically portray the heart and soul of a musician? We've collected a few of our favourite Aussie (and one New Zealand) music biographies that will not only document the music careers in all their glory, but also who these musicians are and how they see the world.  READ MORE

Are you genre-curious?

July 27, 2017 Recommendations 0 Comments

Have you ever been genre-curious? If you've ever been stuck in a reading rut, you'll know how hard it can be to find a new book that really has you turning the pages - try switching up the genre! We can get so caught up in what we know we like, that we forget to expand our reading horizons. Sometimes all you need is a completely different book recommendation to get you hooked on a whole new world of reading. Check out our suggestions if you're in the mood to mix things up! READ MORE

Nikki Gemmell: A complicated love letter.

No one shapes us like our mothers do. For women no one, arguably, has a bigger impact on our lives. Yet Margaret Thatcher wrote that from the age of fifteen she had nothing more to say to her mother and this feels so cruelly true, for many daughters. From our teenage years onward we can look at our mothers askance, with judgement and admonishment; without enough curiosity about their own path in life. We’re focused on our own, singular velocity. READ MORE

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