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Erin
Sydney, Australia
House-Wife / Library Studies & Programming Student / Self-Proclaimed Artist
Interests: Reading, writing, programming, design, illustration, photography, music, video games, board games, running, cooking.
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‘Her Giant Octopus Moment’ is the story of a mother and daughter on the run, practically living week to week until they are discovered again, and are forced to take flight once more. The mother is Joanie, and she is the reason they can’t stay in one place too long.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2014 at Wallflower In A Library
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My experience with humorous books is limited, but after reading a sampling of David Sedaris's work, I am left wondering why. I hadn't realised books could draw consistent and repetitive out-loud laughs from myself, being such a different medium to television, movies, or even games. There isn't really such a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2014 at Wallflower In A Library
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I would really love to keep up with the reading schedule I've kept in the past, but being one third of the way through a literature degree really isn't aiding my own personal reading. However, fortunately for me, everything we have to read, reread, and analyse for class is incredibly... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2014 at Wallflower In A Library
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‘Planet Word’ is one of the most delightful books I have ever read, and I cannot wait to see the documentary. I was surprised to have learned so much from it, having already read a handful of etymology books. Though it is quite long, it is a surprisingly easy read... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at Wallflower In A Library
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‘The Panopticon’ is one of the most fantastic additions to the young adult fiction world that currently exists. While some people contest its suitability for the young adult library due to the vulgar nature of its sexual references and cussing, they would be unpleasantly surprised to find out that the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at Wallflower In A Library
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“A Madman Dream Of Turing Machines” is a fictional novel of two real mathematicians from history: Alan Turing and Kurtele Gödel. It delicately intertwines their parallel lives, blending their work with personal anecdotes, mathematical theorems, and philosophies with imagination. The result is strangely compelling, and tragic in its retelling. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Wallflower In A Library
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“The Family Law” is a fun and quirky not-quite-biography of the Frankie editor, Benjamin Law. It details the life of a Chinese family living in Australia, putting their most humorous and fun moments to pen and paper. This book is certainly not without its charm, particularly in the individual characters... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Wallflower In A Library
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“The Boy In The Book” starts with the charming premise of finding a secret in a book. The author, Nathan, having ordered the complete collection of “Choose Your Own Adventure” series off eBay, notices that the commentary of a young boy has been scrawled in the margins. Sandwiched in the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Wallflower In A Library
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1. Top Juice (alongside a good book). These guys can switch yogurt or dairy milk out for soy or almond milk or coconut juice, which makes them ace in my book. These guys are located near all my regular haunts (work, school, main library), which makes them hard to pass... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at Wallflower
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The house that we live in now is the house that Pete grew up in (he moved when he was 14 to a house around the corner), and we are definitely a bit spoiled here. We have so much land, which translates to beautiful trees, room to run around, a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2014 at Wallflower
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It's officially Spring, but we are still in soup mode. Unfortunately Peter has been suffering from wisdom teeth problems, and can't chew due to swelling and soreness. He has been so happy with my soups (although, more than once he has asked me to put Quorn in the blender...) We... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2014 at Wallflower
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1. Good Food. I layered chickpea and red lentil burgers with lettuce, cucumber stripes, and roasted capsicum slices from a jar, with a touch of vegan mayo and hummus. The result was glorious to say the least. 2. Cherishing loved ones. I created a scavenger hunt for Peter for his... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at Wallflower
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1) Blue skies, after a long rainy season, is a great backdrop while you study (Livo Library topfloor) 2) Sweet goodness! A great vegan haul, thanks to my lovely mamma-bear 3) Unexpected library finds. A fantastic series I intend on borrowing and indulging in soon! 4) Spring (Farewell to Winter!)... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Wallflower
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(More soup, can you tell that part of the team is still sick?) When I first made this (a week ago now), I was so disappointed in it that I didn't blog about it. Realistically, that was probably just due to burning the bottom (we have a really cheap soup... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Wallflower
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I am a huge fan of the blog Welcome Home Taylor, which led me to Un-Fancy, a blog about minimalist style and capsule wardrobes (to overly summarise). Ever since I started reading Emily Martin's Inside A Black Apple, and her old, now abandoned, fashion blog, Some Girls Wander, I wanted... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at Wallflower
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Reviews for these gems will be up towards the end of the week (probably the weekend!) Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Wallflower In A Library
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The man was sick, and in need of something comforting, yummy, easy, and nutritious, and what does that bring to mind, other than soup? I am surprised by how fantastic this turned out to be. I thought I had made enough for two days, but we finished it off before... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Wallflower
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These are the books for this weeks reading challenge! They'll be over on the book blog throughout the week (more towards the weekend!) Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Wallflower
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It has been way too long since I've had a spring roll. Two years? Three? Four? I've known about Coeliac disease for four years, but I am pretty sure I stole one or two during my first year after the diagnosis (which is far worse for me than I'll ever... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Wallflower
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I went vegan when I was 14, and promptly started to collect vegan cookbooks. As they were harder to come by, it was actually a pretty cheap collection, until around 2007 when they started appearing everywhere, and I couldn't keep up. Before my birthday, I would often catch friends peering... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2014 at Wallflower
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When I was an adolescent I used to make beanballs out of Veganomicon, but today I wanted to make something a little easier, not to mention all my own. These combine vegetables and nuts to create a savoury little ball that is on the drier side, but perfect for throwing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2014 at Wallflower
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I am so glad this is now a thing! This is what my dreams have been made of the past few years! I have been living on this for about a month, and I am still not tired of it. How do you eat your weetbix? I like to make... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2014 at Wallflower
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I’ll start by addressing the bad reviews concerning this book’s written language, with certain reviewers saying that it was unreadable, unpleasant, or child-like. While I agree that some sentences don’t flow when spoken aloud, it is barely noticeable when reading only to yourself, and not as detrimental as others would... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2014 at Wallflower In A Library
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This is an informative edition to any young writer’s bookshelf, particularly those with a taste for fiction. It serves as an introduction on how to write about the writing of others’, but also how to find meaning and worthy topics for discussion. While it mainly deals with narrative, poetry also... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2014 at Wallflower In A Library