I'm a Melbourne-based book blogger in Australia and have been reviewing books and interviewing authors here on Carpe Librum since 2005.

I read and review across a variety of genres, but particular enjoy historical fiction and delving into the classics from time to time. I also enjoy reading non fiction and of course supporting Australian authors.

- If you'd like to see what I've read so far this year => go to Read in 2019
- If you'd like to see the 2019 reading challenges I'm participating in => go to Challenges
- If you'd like to see ALL the books I've reviewed in alphabetical order by author surname => go to Books By Author
- If you'd like to check out the authors I've interviewed => go to Author Interviews
- If you want to enter a giveaway => go to Giveaways
- If you’d like to see my favourite books => go to Top 5 Books of 2018, Top 5 Books of 2017, Top 5 Books of 2016, Top 5 Books of 2015 and Top 5 Books of 2014

Bookmark Collection

I love to collect bookmarks and my collection is now over 500 at last count. I'd love to hear from fellow readers or collectors who also enjoy collecting or using bookmarks. I always have a few duplicates to trade and have a Pinterest board dedicated to Bookmarks if you'd like to check it out.

Boomerang Books
I joined the Boomerang Books team of bloggers in May 2014 and you can check out my work for them here.

Published Reviews

In August 2013 I had the privilege of being interviewed by the Pittsburgh Examiner and in June 2013, I had two book reviews published in the special crime edition of Good Reading Magazine.

In November 2012, I had an excerpt of a book review of mine featured on Mamamia Book Circle, hosted by Cheryl Akle. In 2012 I had a book review published in the April edition of Good Reading Magazine.

In September 2011, I was featured in the Caught Reading article in Good Reading Magazine and in August 2011, I had a book review published in Good Reading Magazine.


In 2013 I judged a national Short Story Competition, reading and judging 91 entries in total and determining the place getters.

Privacy Policy

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If you'd like me to proofread your manuscript for a fee, please visit my business Extra Edge for an obligation free quote.

I have proofread and edited two books that are currently in print:
Peeking out from The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth

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  1. I have a box of bookmarks intending them to be a collection, but haven't actively done anything with them in terms of organisation and display. I will check out your Pinterest site. I'm not sure I have many duplicates though as I think I did a clean up a year or so ago and just retained one of each.

  2. Great to hear about your collection, although they don't need to be on display in order for you to enjoy them. How many do you have?

    If you have an Australian postal address, I could send you a few new ones? :-)


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