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12 Ways You Could Be Much Happier: The Happiness Project

{12 Ways You Could Be Much Happier: The Happiness Project} I discovered The Happiness Project quite by chance. Hardly surprisingly, during shopping. For stationery, of course, not books, as one might expect. Only because I happen to be shopping at one of my favourite stores, kikki.K, a retail boutique of beautiful designer stationery. Also a… Read more »

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Best Australian Authors For Children’s Fiction At Book Week 2016

Best Australian Authors For Children’s Fiction: Since our eldest began attending prep two years ago, Book Week has become one of our favourite annual school events. Where else is there a legitimate occasion to go everywhere dressed up as your favourite character without the need for a costume party invite. I’ve just attended the children’s… Read more »

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A Thousand Splendid Suns Review

A Thousand Splendid Suns Review–KHALED HOSSEINI – by Kat Ngoi I could never see a burqa-wearing woman quite the same way again after reading Khaled Hosseini. Hosseini (famed for his success of The Kite Runner) unveils to my distress, the scathing injustices, discrimination and misogynistic abuses endured and suffered daily by women born into a… Read more »

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ANZAC DAY Trivia – Lest We Forget

What is does the acronym ANZAC stand for? Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The ANZACs stood, and still stand, for reckless valour in a good cause, for enterprise, resourcefulness, fidelity, comradeship and endurance that will never own defeat or know surrender. The uncompromising standards set by the stretcher-bearers, the medical officers, the staff, the… Read more »

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The Importance Of Reading Ernest

The Importance Of Reading Ernest is a list of some of my reviews and my top 6 picks of the best Hemingway novels to include in your Bucket List for reading. Before I start, let me just say that I wonder aloud here why so many are predisposed to disliking the man or his works…. Read more »

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Nocturnes – Kazuo Ishiguro

Nocturnes,Kazuo Ishiguro – A Review by Kat Ngoi NOCTURNES, internationally-acclaimed writer Kazuo Ishiguro’s (best known for his masterpiece The Remains of the Day) first collection of short stories after volumes of award-winning novels, leaves you pining like a lost lover for what you wish were happier endings and perhaps most of all–closure. However, the style… Read more »