2012 Eclectic Reader Challange – COMPLETE!

Finally finished the challenge! One book a month for each month of the year, comprising 12 different genres. What a great reading challenge – I cant wait to see what Shelley Rae has planned for 2013!

To view my year’s reading – click HERE.

Also, reading one of my favourite childhood reads for the final month go me thinking… What favourite book do you hope to pass on to your kids? (A love of books and reading is a gift that lasts forever, after all.)

Let me know what you’ve been reading!

The Casual Librarian xx


Australian Women Writers 2012 Challenge Review- ‘The Precipice’ by Virginia Duigan

I loved this book.  It wasn’t one of your fast paced thrillers, but I thought it was a well crafted and beautifully written story.  Perhaps I loved it so much because I related to the old, childless, cantankerous dog owner, Thea, who takes the central role! There are wonderful descriptions of the Blue Mountains and an intriguing story, that leads you to try and work out what happened in Thea’s past that provokes her responses.  Beautiful conversations and character descriptions, it was a book that I couldn’t put down.  Even after finishing the book I want to know more – what happened to Wombat and the baby, will anyone ever work it out …?

                                                                                     – Sarah