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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 […]

Roadshow Time!

Part of my job working in a bookstore involves going to the roadshows held by the different publishers. It’s probably the best part of my job; I get free books in the goodie bags and spend an hour getting all the info on the books being released in the upcoming […]

Sunday Vent Day

Remember my post a week or so ago about how the setup for the Super Sale was a complete fucking nightmare? And that I couldn’t so much as put a piece of card in a bookshelf correctly? Well my friends, it has happened again. Let’s rewind back to Wednesday. Twas […]