Book Review Guide

What books do you review?

In the words of Captain Barbosa, these are “more what you’d call ‘guidelines’ than actual rules”.

— As someone with an insatiable thirst for knowledge and literary works, I believe there is magic to be found in all corners and genres and topics of the reading universe.

— My aim is to highlight Australian writers and/or strong female narratives

— I review print, audio, epub.

— Books will be reviewed at my discretion. I generally don’t review self-published books. However, if it’s something that appeals to me, I’ll be in touch. Thanks to those who have already reached out!


How do you rate books?

5 = It was amazing — the Champagne of books.
4 = Really liked it. Close to perfect. Like Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Close to a pretty perfect movie…. except for Kevin Costner’s accent, amiright?!
3 = I liked it. Had some issues, but not ready to get tissues. Like a Red Velvet Cake. Lashings of cream cheese and the ‘wow’ factor of red cake… but it tastes a bit… weird? But who cares! It’s cake.
2 = Meh. It was okay. I didn’t *hate* hate it, but then I didn’t hate Bridgerton, you know? (I just couldn’t stop watching, alright?! But like… it wasn’t great.)
1 = I did not like. This can go in the bin of books. See below.


Life is too short to read a bad book.

James Joyce


The irony in the above quote is that I figured life is too short to finish ‘Ulysses’, but that’s a conversation for another time.



What’s your fave book?

I’d be no closer to choosing a favourite star in the heavens.

However, I’ll always recommend the following: A Gentleman in Moscow’,Shadow of the Wind’ and ‘An Everlasting Meal’.

A colourful, curated blend of books, wine and creativity, with a soft spot for Australian work and female-centric narratives.

Fable and Fizz would like to acknowledge the Whadjuck Noongar people as the traditional owners and continual custodians on the lands and waters this content is primarily written on. I pay respects to their Elders — past and present. This always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.