My Reading and Writing

Personal reviews, writing and appreciation of literature.


My name is Melissa and I began this blog in order to improve on and hone my writing skills, whilst expanding my reading horizons. In doing so I will be asserting my love of literature in the form of reviews, particularly on classic, contemporary and historical fiction, biographies/autobiographies, children’s books and creative non-fiction.

I am nearing completion of an Associate Degree in Creative Writing through Southern Cross University and therefore this site is also a means of showcasing my own writing.

Living on the fringe of Melbourne, Australia I am happily married with two young sons. I have worked in various senior administrative roles over the past 20 years and dabbled in multimedia, information services and information technology. I am rarely without a book on the go and enjoy other creative outlets such as music, scrapbooking and photography.