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RSSAuthor Archive for Natalie Salvo

BOOK REVIEW: The Little Theatre by the Sea by Rosanna Ley

BOOK REVIEW: The Little Theatre by the Sea by Rosanna Ley

BOOK REVIEW: The Little Theatre by the Sea by Rosanna Ley Quercus Books March 2017 Paperback, $32.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Fiction/Modern & Contemporary Fiction 6/10 On paper, a book like The Little Theatre by the Sea has the ingredients for a fabulous, summer read. It has an interesting-enough premise, it’s set in a fine, […]

BOOK REVIEW: Beyond Mars and Venus - Relationship Skills for Today’s Complex World by John Gray

BOOK REVIEW: Beyond Mars and Venus – Relationship Skills for Today’s Complex World by John Gray

BOOK REVIEW: Beyond Mars and Venus – Relationship Skills for Today’s Complex World by John Gray BenBella Books June 2016 Hardcover, $37.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction/Family & Health/Family & Relationships 4/10 In 1993 Dr John Gray published the popular relationship book, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. It became an international best-seller […]

BOOK REVIEW: No Way! Okay, Fine - A memoir of pop culture, feminism and feelings by Brodie Lancaster

BOOK REVIEW: No Way! Okay, Fine – A memoir of pop culture, feminism and feelings by Brodie Lancaster

BOOK REVIEW: No Way! Okay, Fine – A memoir of pop culture, feminism and feelings by Brodie Lancaster Hachette Australia June 2017 Paperback, $32.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction/Society & Culture/Feminism & Feminist Theory 6.5/10 For many years Brodie Lancaster felt like she had to play the sidekick, never the lead. She was told things […]

BOOK REVIEW: Admissions - A Life in Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh

BOOK REVIEW: Admissions – A Life in Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh

BOOK REVIEW: Admissions – A Life in Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh Orion Publishing April 2017 Softback, $27.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction/Biographies & True Stories/Science, Technology & Medicine Autobiographies 7.5/10 We all know that the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. This means that most things are complex and made of […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Anxiety Journal by Corinne Sweet, illustrated by Marcia Mihotich

BOOK REVIEW: The Anxiety Journal by Corinne Sweet, illustrated by Marcia Mihotich

BOOK REVIEW: The Anxiety Journal by Corinne Sweet, illustrated by Marcia Mihotich Pan Macmillan April 2017 Paperback, $19.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction/Family & Health/Coping with Anxiety & Phobias 7/10 The Anxiety Journal is a handsome little book that offers readers: “Exercises to soothe stress and eliminate anxiety wherever you are.” The book is written […]

BOOK REVIEW: Hunger - A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

BOOK REVIEW: Hunger – A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

BOOK REVIEW: Hunger – A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay Little, Brown Book Group June 2017 Paperback, $32.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction/Literature, Poetry & Plays/Literary Essays 9/10 There aren’t many books that manage to completely disarm the reader. But Hunger – A Memoir of (My) Body isn’t like most books. Roxane Gay’s […]

BOOK REVIEW: My First Coding Book by Kiki Prottsman, illustrated by Molly Lattin

BOOK REVIEW: My First Coding Book by Kiki Prottsman, illustrated by Molly Lattin

BOOK REVIEW: My First Coding Book by Kiki Prottsman, illustrated by Molly Lattin Dorling Kindersley Ltd July 2017 Hardcover, $29.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Children & Teenagers/Science & Technology for Children & Teenagers 7.5/10 Computers and technology have changed our lives and things continue to evolve. Children born today will never know a world without […]

BOOK REVIEW: In Pursuit of Memory - the Fight against Alzheimer’s by Joseph Jebelli

BOOK REVIEW: In Pursuit of Memory – the Fight against Alzheimer’s by Joseph Jebelli

BOOK REVIEW: In Pursuit of Memory – the Fight against Alzheimer’s by Joseph Jebelli John Murray May 2017 Paperback, $32.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction/Family & Health/Coping with Illness & Specific Conditions 10/10 We are currently staring down the barrel of an epidemic with respect to the aging disorders Alzheimer’s and dementia. Human beings are […]

BOOK REVIEW: An Uncommon Woman by Nicole Alexander

BOOK REVIEW: An Uncommon Woman by Nicole Alexander

BOOK REVIEW: An Uncommon Woman by Nicole Alexander Transworld Publishers July 2017 Paperback, $32.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Fiction/Historical Fiction 6/10 Nicole Alexander’s eighth novel, An Uncommon Woman is about a determined and ambitious girl who defies the conventions of her time. Alexander in good company because the idea of an independent woman living and […]

BOOK REVIEW: Hairy Maclary and Friends Little Library by Lynley Dodd

BOOK REVIEW: Hairy Maclary and Friends Little Library by Lynley Dodd

BOOK REVIEW: Hairy Maclary and Friends Little Library by Lynley Dodd Penguin Group (NZ) July 2017 Hardback, $12.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Children & Teenagers/Picture Books/Baby Books 7.5/10 Hairy Maclary is a classic character from children’s books. The stories were always wonderful reads in that the language was simplistic but extremely well-crafted. The text featured […]

BOOK REVIEW: Good Thinking - A Teenager's Guide to Managing Stress and Emotion Using CBT by Sarah Edelman and Louise Rémond

BOOK REVIEW: Good Thinking – A Teenager’s Guide to Managing Stress and Emotion Using CBT by Sarah Edelman and Louise Rémond

BOOK REVIEW: Good Thinking – A Teenager’s Guide to Managing Stress and Emotion Using CBT by Sarah Edelman and Louise Rémond ABC Books June 2017 Softback, $29.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction/Self-Help & Personal Development 8.5/10 If we want to change how we feel we need to start with changing how we think. This is […]

BOOK REVIEW: Rethink Your Career - In your 40s, 50s and 60s by Joanna Maxwell

BOOK REVIEW: Rethink Your Career – In your 40s, 50s and 60s by Joanna Maxwell

BOOK REVIEW: Rethink Your Career – In your 40s, 50s and 60s by Joanna Maxwell ABC Books 1 June 2017 Paperback, $32.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction/Self-Help & Personal Development 8/10 The pension age continues to rise and the idea of one job for life no longer exists. This means that we need to get […]

BOOK REVIEW: Doing It! Let’s Talk About Sex by Hannah Witton

BOOK REVIEW: Doing It! Let’s Talk About Sex by Hannah Witton

BOOK REVIEW: Doing It! Let’s Talk About Sex by Hannah Witton Hachette Children’s Group May 2017 Paperback, $18.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Children & Teenagers/Sexuality & Relationships for Children & Teenagers 8.5/10     For the majority of people “sex education” – if they even receive it from parents or schools – is scant at […]

BOOK REVIEW: I Love Dad with the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

BOOK REVIEW: I Love Dad with the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

BOOK REVIEW: I Love Dad with the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle Penguin Books July 2017 Hardcover, $12.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Children/Picture Books 8/10   Eric Carle is the children’s author and illustrator who famously introduced the world to the Very Hungry Caterpillar. In I Love Dad with the Very Hungry Caterpillar this […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Good Girl Stripped Bare by Tracey Spicer

BOOK REVIEW: The Good Girl Stripped Bare by Tracey Spicer

BOOK REVIEW: The Good Girl Stripped Bare by Tracey Spicer ABC Books May 2017 Paperback, $29.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction/Biographies & True Stories 10/10 They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But in the case of Tracey Spicer’s femoir it’s a clever way of summing up her memoir’s content and is a […]

BOOK REVIEW: Under the Same Sky by Mojgan Shamsalipoor & Milad Jafari with James Knight

BOOK REVIEW: Under the Same Sky by Mojgan Shamsalipoor & Milad Jafari with James Knight

BOOK REVIEW: Under the Same Sky by Mojgan Shamsalipoor & Milad Jafari with James Knight Hachette Australia April 2017 Paperback, $32.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction/Biographies & True Stories 8/10 We all live under the same sky. Or do we? All of us may be born human, but our lives are determined by the genetic […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Song of Us – J.D. Barrett

BOOK REVIEW: The Song of Us – J.D. Barrett

BOOK REVIEW: The Song of Us by J.D. Barrett Hachette Australia April 2017 Paperback, $29.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Fiction/Adult & Contemporary Romance 7.5/10 In popular music your sophomore album is often labelled the “difficult” one because you’ve had a lifetime to write and record the first and are under pressure for the follow-up. This is […]

BOOK REVIEW: WE - A Manifesto for Women Everywhere by Gillian Anderson & Jennifer Nadel

BOOK REVIEW: WE – A Manifesto for Women Everywhere by Gillian Anderson & Jennifer Nadel

BOOK REVIEW: WE – A Manifesto for Women Everywhere by Gillian Anderson & Jennifer Nadel HarperCollins Publishers March 2017 Paperback, $29.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction/Self-Help & Personal Development 7.5/10 A journalist and an actor walk into a bar. It’s not a joke, rather the pair come together to write a manifesto about how to live […]

BOOK REVIEW: Miss Muriel Matters by Robert Wainwright

BOOK REVIEW: Miss Muriel Matters by Robert Wainwright

BOOK REVIEW: Miss Muriel Matters by Robert Wainwright ABC Books April 2017 Paperback, $32.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction/Biographies & True Stories 7/10 Muriel Matters is a name we should all know but probably don’t. She was an inspiring woman, activist, and social re-former who played a vital role in the suffrage movement. Journalist and […]

BOOK REVIEW: Depends What You Mean By Extremist by John Safran

BOOK REVIEW: Depends What You Mean By Extremist by John Safran

BOOK REVIEW: Depends What You Mean By Extremist by John Safran Penguin Random House May 2017 Paperback, $34.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction/Society & Culture 9/10   John Safran channelled the late Truman Capote for his true crime debut, Murder in Mississippi. For his follow-up, the TV documentarian and prankster takes a leaf from Louis Theroux by casually […]

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