2013 SAG Awards – full list of winners

SAGAwards

The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards were held at Los Angeles’ historic Shine Auditorium. With less than a month to go until the Academy Awards (or the Oscars as they are more commonly known), the SAG Awards are generally a glimpse at what is to be expected for the wins. Celebrating both Film and Television, Australian’s were very well represented. Without a host, I generally prefer the running of the SAG Awards to almost any other, as it is seamless and well run. My favourite part of the ceremony? When Dick Van Dyke won the Lifetime Achievement Award. Keep reading for my fashion picks, Dick’s acceptance and a full list of winners. Read More

2013 golden globe awards – full list of winners

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The 2013 Golden Globe Awards have come to a close. Unfortunately (but also fortunately) I have been at work so I haven’t been able to watch the ceremony yet (though it is recorded on iQ at home) so I can’t give you a run down of the ceremony, other than to say that Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell presenting the award for Best Actress in Comedy or Musical was hilarious. What I can do is give you my fashion favourites and a full list of winners. Enjoy! Read More

book review: the girl in the hard hat by loretta hill

This book was sent to me by Random House Australia. I have been asked to write a review and my review is truthful to my opinion of the book.

The Girl in the Hard Hat

It is unusual for me to read a book that is a sequel without reading the original first. So I surprised myself when I read “The Girl In The Hard Hat” by Australian author Loretta Hill, without first reading “The Girl In Steel Capped Boots”. I generally believe sequels to only make sense if you’ve read the first book. This wasn’t the case.

According to the back of the book:

Wendy Hopkins arrives in the Pilbara to search for the father who abandoned her at birth.

Getting mixed up in construction site politics at the Iron Ore wharf just out of town was not high on her ‘to do’ list. But when she takes a job as their new Safety Manager she becomes the most hated person in the area. Read More

book review: two brothers by ben elton

This book was sent to me by Random House Australia. I have been asked to write a review and my review is truthful to my opinion of the book.

two-brothers

There is something about European history, specifically German and Russian history, that fascinates me. It may be the fact that it’s centuries older than Australian history, but it’s just so rich and there are so many stories. It’s the Second World War I find to be the most interesting, mainly because in schools, we don’t learn much about it with the exception of learning that Hitler exterminated 6 million Jews.

We learn a lot about World War 1, but to me, it’s not nearly as interesting as World War 2. In WW2, you have characters like Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini. You have examples of true cruelty. It’s really hard to imagine what it would have been like to live through WW2. In Two Brothers by Ben Elton, we get a glimpse. Read More