• Brave New Girl by Rachel Vincent

    I don’t know if I can be objective when it comes to Rachel Vincent and her novels. Everything she does makes my soul so happy. I’m late to the party with this one too. But that’s ok, all good things come to those who wait. I really enjoyed reading this book, it was her first novel in a sci-fi world and outside of the normal of urban fantasy. Dahlia is 1 of 1500 girls who look exactly the same, but they don’t only look the same they are the same, genetically. She is one of 1500 clones who look the same in a compound where they are trained to do…

  • Break-Ups and Breakthroughs by Lisa Messenger

    Collective Hub bring out such beautiful books and Lisa Messenger knows what she’s doing. I think that this book is a really great book to look back on and when you’re having a hard time going through a break-up, no matter if it’s a friendship or if it’s a relationship. The book is broken down into 50 tips to help you recover from the break-up and get back on top. What I also really love that is a lot of her books, if not most of her recent ones have all been written in real time and this one was written after her big break up with her fiancé. She…

  • Writing with Type 2 Diabetes

    Before I get into the writing part I need to explain the journey. Just over a year ago I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. This was a huge issue for me. I was always the one in the family who was the “normal” one. I was fit, happy and didn’t have to worry too much, but my body slowly started to betray me and I didn’t think that this is something that would happen to me, because it just didn’t. But it did. And I’m here one year and one month later feeling very much like my old self again. I didn’t think that I would ever get there.…

  • Treachery in Death

    For anyone who doesn’t know, I adore JD Robb’s books. I haven’t read any of Nora Roberts’ romance novels but her crime fiction? It’s out of this world good. I got too busy to read so I’m waaaaay behind with her In Death series and honestly? I’m also a little bitter about the covers changing. They were these gorgeous black covers with a flower or some sort of item that worked with the story, they all had a different colour and it was so exciting to see what the next cover would be. This book changed it from that to a completely different cover, one where there are more humans…

  • What are Morning Pages?

    Morning pages are an exercise coined by Julia Cameron in her book The Artist’s Way and it’s one of her basic tools to help artists recover their creativity. They are three pages of long handwriting; I like to use an A5 notebook because it’s easier to carry and I find that it actually better for my own mental health. She does say that A4 would be better but that is a lot of lines to cover and I found it really daunting.  And it took me a long time to wrap my head around morning pages, because I thought that they had to be perfect and that they has to…

  • Walking In This World – Week 6

    This week is all about discovering a sense of boundaries and how exciting this week was. This book has seriously come into my life at the right time because I’m fist pumping and hollering with every essay and every piece of writing in here. I don’t think this happens very often with me, mostly I have to re-read things a few times to have them sink in. Cameron speaks about containment, inflow and day jobs. Really important things that I’m struggling with right now, we’re in Stage 4 lockdown in Melbourne and I’m juggling the icky feelings that’s going on and being one of the lucky ones who’s retail job…