Month: January 2010

Cooking up a change

Julie & Julia, by Julie Powell (Penguin, RRP $28): Julie Powell  wasn’t happy with her life. Living in a pokey New York apartment and simply getting on with the daily grind, the author felt like life was passing her by.…

Checking out NZ

1001 Best Things to See and Do in NZ, by Peter Janssen (Hodder Moa, RRP $39.99): Here’s a great book for Kiwis and non-Kiwis alike: if you’re planning a trip anywhere in New Zealand, this book is a must-have. Now…

Gripping sequel

Out at Night, by Susan Arnout Smith (HarperCollins, RRP $34.99): This is the second book in the Grace Descanso series. Unlike so many other sequels, instead of taking place a comfortable month or two down the track, this one opens…

Edge-of-the-seat stuff

Complicit, by Nicci French (Michael Joseph, RRP $37): Now here’s what I like to see: a psychological thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat in anticipation. Nicci French is actually the pseudonym of Brit husband-and-wife thriller-writing team…