Genie's Weekly News (44)

Sunday, 27 September 2015

The last week has been basically me studying my brains out for the HSC, interspersed with reading and still managing to do some blog posts as well. While I'll be going on hiatus when my final exams start, by the start of November I'll be free and able to read all I want *YAY*.

*Reading Right Now*


Historical fiction, 1930's setting, mystery - I'm in!

*Previous Posts*

*Recommendation of the Week*

I've been looking back on books I love to re-read recently, and this series is definitely one worthy of that!

*From The Interwebs*


Thank  you to Bloomsbury Australia for the review copy!
Flirty Dancing and Love Bomb were both light, fun reads and this one looks like it's heading in a similar direction. I'm looking forward to reading it :)

*What I've Been Watching*

In my searching for a new historical drama to catch my eye (aside from re-watching Downton Abbey from the beginning again), I came across Restless. It's quite an interesting 2-part special which is set in the 1940's and 1970's respectively about a woman who was a spy working with British intelligence and still has some inkling that her occupation during the war is impacting her life in the present. It was first of all interesting to see Michelle Dockery in a very different role than playing Mary Crawley in Downton, and Hayley Atwell played the main role brilliantly. Though I wasn't quite satisfied with the ending, there was a lot of mystery to keep my entertained throughout, and the twist was well played. I'm definitely considering reading the book now to see how it compares. 

*Giveaway Reminder*

Just a quick reminder that my giveaway for 2 sets of the entire 'Tribe' trilogy by Australian author Ambelin Kwaymullina is still going! Closes 9th October and is open to Australian residents only. 
Click the image to go to the entry page!

Have you watched any good historical dramas recently or read any stand-out historical fiction?


  1. I've ALSO been studying my brains out. Well, kind of. I'm getting there, anyway :P I've been interspersing it with watching Friends rather than historical dramas, but hey, close enough ;)

    1. It's all a matter of moderation, and at least it'll be over soon! We'll get there :)

  2. Oooh love the cover of The Lake House! I've never heard of the Rose Black Chronicles, but I'm going to check it out!
    Sincerely, Sara

    1. I do hope you get to checking out Rosie Black - they are AMAZING! The Lake House cover is lovely, it captures the delicate historical vibe.

  3. Oooo I would love to hear what you think of Kate Morton's books. To be honest, historical fiction is not my genre but her books always seem so beautiful (PLUS OMG SHE IS BLESSED WITH THE MOST AMAZING COVER DESIGNER IN THE WORLD?) I will also have to check out The Rosie Black Chronicles soon!!

    1. I did like The Lake House, it's different from what I would usually read in terms of mixing past with present, but works well.


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