On the cusp of a federal election, it’s easy to get swept up in the many policy updates, promises, and scandals that have shaped this tumultuous election period. One of these is Parliament’s turbulent history with sexual assault and harassment. The desperate need for systemic change – highlighted by the likes of Brittany Higgins and Grace Tame, cannot be ignored. Amy Remeikis’ ‘On Reckoning’ is an integral read for this election season – and a powerful one at that. Women are angry. We were angry during 2021, when sexual assault and harassment allegations rocked Parliament to its core, and that anger has not dissipated.Continue readingWhy ‘On Reckoning’ is a must read this election season
‘A Court of Frost and Starlight’ is the fourth book in the incredibly popular ‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’ series, and would have been better off in the bin. Too harsh? The Owl’s Sara Garrity argues that this book’s existence is unnecessary and that it should just have been an extra 30 pages at the end of the one that came before.Continue reading‘A Court of Frost and Starlight’, and why it doesn’t need to exist
With all that occurred through 2021 – those historic allegations made by Brittany Higgins at the beginning, and the year of turbulence and ‘reckoning’ that followed – Amy Remeikis felt a rage so personal, so weighty, that it poured out of her, spilling into the pages of her latest offering. ‘On Reckoning’ is part of the ‘On’ series by Hachette Australia, where journalists and other writers from across Australia focus ‘On’ a theme that is important to them.Continue readingTen minutes with Amy Remeikis, author of ‘On Reckoning’
Louise Nealon’s ‘Snowflake’, published as her debut novel in 2021, is a story with no antagonist, or curse that’s shadowing over the land. It’s portrayed as an ordinary story revolving around an average girl who goes through the same thing so many of us need to go through, eventually shifting into university studies. Despite this ordinary premise, I think this book is magical as well. I don’t think I’ve ever come across a book where I’ve felt as seen and represented as this. By the time I finished reading this book, I felt like it was a story written precisely for me. I believe that a lot of university students would view this story in the same way too.Continue reading‘Snowflake’ – an exploration of one’s first, terrifying steps towards adulthood
After the success of the first Power Moves book, Hamish and Andy are back with a Volume 2. After receiving hundreds of new moves from podcast listeners in 2021, the pair were left with no choice but to release a second edition. However, do beware, as some say that this book is even more powerful than the first. Continue readingThe most powerful book of all – Hamish and Andy’s ‘Power Moves Vol. 2’
Catch-22 had it’s 60th birthday recently, meaning it has probably started thinking about retiring. After all, with bombing runs still being flown by the young, how effective was the book ultimately?Continue readingSixty years later, can we still relate to ‘Catch-22’?
Have you ever read a book and related to it so much you’ve irrationally questioned whether the author had been spying on you? Or maybe they have a magical power that enables them to read your every thought and feeling? After reading, Hello I Want To Die, Please Fix Me, this was exactly how I felt.Continue reading‘Hello I Want To Die, Please Fix Me’: a martyr in the war against mental health stigma