When people ask what kind of books I read, I never know the answer. Booky kind of books, I dunno. Perhaps this question is meant for those who read only one genre. They’d have an answer ready to go, like “I love crime.” (An alarming sentence if taken out of context.) But if you’re like […]
Newly signed up to GoodReads, I set myself a target of reading 26 books in one year. One book every fortnight sounds reasonable, I thought. Especially given that I read kids novels too. But I fell short. Watching TV went by the wayside long ago but my real nemesis … ? Social media, begone with […]
A deep dive into where I’ve come from and where I’m going. This interview originally appeared on Booktopia’s blog on the release of The Bondi to Manly Walk. They call it Ten Terrifying Questions. While I didn’t find it particularly scary – thank goodness – it certainly made me think. Some of the answers reveal […]
The definitive guidebook to Sydney’s newest multi-day harbour walk. The 80 km track connects the iconic beaches of Bondi and Manly, and winds through secluded bays, protected bushland and the glittering harbour city.
Like any dream-come-true story (and to be published was my dream), it’s been a long time coming. A really long time. Here is the behind-the-scenes story of The Bondi to Manly Walk Guidebook. Ten years ago: A special walk In 2011 I’d left the world of journalism to gleefully pursue my other love: travel. My […]
In 2020 I decided to keep track of all the books I read. The moment I started, I wished I had done it my whole life. What journeys I’ve been on, through the world of books. And then I discovered this thing called Goodreads, because apparently there were hundreds of thousands of people in the […]
Family legend has it that one of my biggest tantrums was about reading. My mother had suggested I go read a book, probably answering my “I’m bored” wail. She kindly meant for me to immerse myself in the pictures, or to recall an oft-shared story. I raged back, “Mum, you know I can’t read!” In […]