New Bookshelf Additions

I’ve been buying quite a few books lately, but I haven’t had the chance to do a lot of reading outside of my prescribed novels for University. I thought I’d write a post about the books on my shelf that I finally have time to read, and the books that I’ll hopefully be reviewing as soon as I go on winter break in June!

*In the Quiet, by Eliza Henry. I met this author at the Brisbane Writer’s Festival last year, and still haven’t gotten around to reading her debut novel. Main themes are love, loss, and grieving.

*House of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski. This book is a cult classic, confusing, multi P.O.V., over 700 page, insane, experimentally structured romance about an evil house. That’s what I’ve gathered so far, but it’s all very confusing.

*The Rehearsal, by Eleanor Catton. I’ve recently started working on a book with similar themes within a theatre setting, so I wanted to pick this up and read it to make sure I don’t steer my story too closely towards this one. It’s by the author of The Luminaries.

*The Dust that Falls from Dreams, by Louis de Bernieres. I bought this over a year ago and haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. All I know is that it’s about children in the Edwardian age as it disintegrates into the great war.

*Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo. The 1000 page classic novel that my favourite musical is based off of. I really need to get around to reading this.

So they’re all of the novels that I’ve bought fairly recently and haven’t yet gotten around to reading. Have you read any of them? Which one should I read first?

Yours Sincerely,

Tamara Drazic


3 thoughts on “New Bookshelf Additions

  1. House of leaves seems to be an interesting choice, personally I´d start there. I just finished reading “Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard; being kind of a nerd on all things history this book was perfect for me, as it described in great detail the operations, battles (it even includes reproductions of tactical maps) and general way of life for a soldier back in WWII; sure, the writing is far from perfect and the hypothesis of the book (that being that Patton´s death was no accident, but an assassination) may not be that conclusive…… still a great book for history nerds like myself.

    As for a book shelf, I own a few in my place, although I have found myself reading ebooks instead of regular books lately; sure, nothing will ever replace a print book, but the convenience of having thousands of books with me at all times is awesome.

    I read your post about moving the other day; I am going through a very similar and more immediate process right now; may I send you an email?

    Kind regards!

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    1. Hi, yes I think I’ll start reading House of Leaves sometime soon. The history book sounds really interesting! It’s great to find a book that just captures you. Sure, feel free to email me about anything 🙂 My email is

      As always, thanks so much for your comment!


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