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Sometimes I just don’t feel like talking to other people. You know those days? Everything said will just annoy me, or upset me, so I am better off doing something productive around the store that no one else wants to do. Combine this with the fact I am good at […]

Book Chat – Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan

Title: Dear Amy Author: Helen Callaghan Rating: 4/5 Helen Callaghan’s debut novel Dear Amy is one hell of a ride. Callaghan writes from the perspective of Margot, a teacher at the local college and also the writer of the Dear Amy help column in the local paper. Typically she deals with mundane relationship […]

Book Chat – The Chimes by Anna Smaill

Title: The Chimes Author: Anna Smaill Rating: 2.5/5 (sorry Anna) I had high hopes for this novel. Anna Smaill’s The Chimes was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2015 and the New Zealand media went crazy for it, touting Anna as the next Eleanor Catton. Despite everyone else loving this novel, I […]

Book Chat – Bossypants by Tina Fey

Title: Bossypants Author: Tina Fey Rating: 5/5 Tina Fey’s Bossypants delivers everything you hoped it would. Humor, honesty, punchy one-liners and a whole lot of cleverly disguised feminism in the form of flatulent jokes. There is not one single dull page in this book and the jokes just keep rolling. It is not […]

Book Chat – children’s books.

I have recently discovered the goldmine that is the children’s picture books section in our store. My God, those books are so good! My favourites are: This is a New Zealand book and features a Pukeko (poo-kek-ko) who steals some gumboots and has a great day testing them out, that […]