My Twenty Favourite Books from 2017 (Part Two)

I recently posted about the 52 books I read in 2017, and am sharing with you my Top 20 books from that year. The following four books I really enjoyed, and rated 4 out of 5. THE GIRL I LEFT BEHIND – Endō (1964).Wow. This is a really sad yet beautiful novel. A salesman (Yoshioka)Continue reading “My Twenty Favourite Books from 2017 (Part Two)”


Continuing my quest to celebrate the work of Australian speculative fiction authors, I’ve read and reviewed WHAT THE WOODS KEEP by Katya De Becerra. Katya has lived in Russia, America and Peru before migrating to Australia and studying cultural anthropology. Her love of science and anthropological studies are apparent throughout this novel, which added aContinue reading “Book Review: WHAT THE WOODS KEEP”

My Twenty Favourite Books of 2017 (Part One)

In 2017 I challenged myself to read 52 books for the Popsugar Reading Challenge.  I’m a slow reader, and I had never read more than 40 books in a year before, but I surprised myself by reaching the goal.  Yes, 2017 is a while ago now. Why would I share it on my blog now?Continue reading “My Twenty Favourite Books of 2017 (Part One)”

Book Review: EVE OF ERIDU

I’m all about celebrating Speculative Fiction written by Australian authors. What better way to that, to support and promote their excellent books, than to review them? Here’s my first book, EVE OF ERIDU by Alanah Andrews. But first, I’m going to let you in on a little secret.  Alanah’s from New Zealand.  But like PharContinue reading “Book Review: EVE OF ERIDU”

What’s it going to be then, eh?

“What’s it going to be then, eh?” is how every part of Burgess’ ‘A Clockwork Orange’ starts.  It’s how every day of our own lives start too. Is this the day we finally get our shit together?  Is this the day we do everything that we’ve been putting off?  Is this the day we’re goingContinue reading “What’s it going to be then, eh?”

Welcome to my Blog

I guess you’re wondering why an author would name their blog ‘The Perils of German Cuisine.’ And it’s a good question.   My mum and her family escaped from soviet East Germany and, as refugees, found their way to Australia.  Exploring my German roots and connecting with German culture is something that’s important to me,Continue reading “Welcome to my Blog”