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Mindfulness on the Run by Dr Chantal Hofstee #aotearoareads

This year I have about a hundred things I want to do with life. I can tend to be a bit of an overachiever. But I know from past experience, that this all goes well for a few months, and... Continue Reading →

The Poetry of Karlo Mila #aotearoareads

I have to confess, I'm rather fresh on New Zealand poetry. Poetry is something I'm coming back to, a first since high school, rediscovering the reading and writing of poetry as an adult. Karlo Mila's Dream Fish Floating and A... Continue Reading →

Summer Holidays and #aotearoareads

There is something about the long summer and devouring New Zealand literature.┬áDays travelling or hanging locally, visiting local beaches, mountains and rivers. All this inspires reading and writing about local tales and atmosphere as we holiday in our beautiful country.... Continue Reading →

Purgatory by Rosetta Allan

Purgatory was sold to me as a 'cross between the Lovely Bones and Angela's Ashes'. Having read both I decided to see what a New Zealand take on that would be. Purgatory is a first novel from a New Zealand... Continue Reading →

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