“When you want something, all the universe conspires to help you achieve it”

The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho Pages : 167 Internationally best selling phenomenon I could not agree more. With it’s minimal pages, one is able to finish the novel in a day, but I found myself reading it sparingly. It was like reading something spiritual, that helped replenished my whole existence when times were difficult. You’ll understand when you […]

“Closure is just as delusive-it is the false hope that we can deaden our living grief.”

The Examined Life: How we lose and find ourselves – Stephen Grosz Follows in a disarray order of Stephen Grosz’s personal patients (not publicly named), of their intimate struggles and accomplishments that provides some light into the minds of patient’s undergoing psychoanalysis… which also teaches and reveals reflective life lessons. Enjoyable read! I was hesitant […]

“For big mistakes to happen, it only requires sensible people to do nothing”

More of History’s Worst Decisions and the People Who Made Them – Ian Whitelaw I don’t usually buy books that contains facts and history, but this was an exception. It got me from the bright orange and it’s captivating bold title. Plus there was a massive sale at Parramatta Dymocks, now who can say no to […]

“If all we are allowed is hours, minutes, I want to be able to etch each of them on to my memory with exquisite clarity so that I can recall them at moments like this, when my very soul feels blackened.”

LETTERS FROM YOUR LAST LOVER – Jojo Moyes Second novel I have just read by Jojo Moyes and I have noticed she has a talent in making her novels seem like a movie. You can envision through her words, the characters the emotions they present. Her usage of multiple time frames and locations, provides a complex […]

“Nina knew the power of black and white images. Sometimes a thing was its truest self when the colors were stripped away.”

Winter Garden – Kristin Hannah As young children, Meredith and Nina Whitson grew up listening to a fairytale told effortlessly by their distant and disapproving mother, Anya. When their beloved father dies, the only connection they have with their mother is the Russian fairytale. What the daughters find out is that the fairytale told by their […]

“The wolves knew when it was time to stop looking for what they’d lost, to focus instead on what was yet to come.”

LONE WOLF – Jodi Picoult After a night of a tragic accident, Cara and Edward’s father Luke, who is a famous wolf researcher is left in the hands of a NH Hospital as he lies comatose. Once all separated from each other due to family secrets, they are all forced to come together to make one […]

The Sunday Wife

THE SUNDAY WIFE by Cassandra King Centred on a Methodist wife, Dean Lynch encounters the many challenges of being a spouse of a minister. These demands   grow when she and her husband move to a larger community where the town’s people keeps a close eye on her performance as a preacher’s wife. Everything changes when […]