Blogging the Bookshelf

Blogging my bookshelf – one book at a time

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An amateur literary aficionado blogs his way through his bookshelf in an effort to justify the time and expense  of keeping a collection of hundreds of books in the cramped confines of inner city Melbourne living.


  • Nicholas Gruen

    Good to have you back on air Tim.

  • Elizabeth M

    Hi Tim

    Just heard your interview on the RN Breakfast Program and enjoyed it very much. I lived in PNG for 7 years until 2014 and totally agree with your comments about our relationship with PNG and attitudes. Will find Mixed Doubles and Between the World and Me immediately. Your comments about the impact of books resonated too. I thought you might enjoy The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – it is the story of the black American woman whose cells are the basis of all cell medical research – Rebecca Skloot is the author. I shall follow your blog with great interest now – it is so refreshing to hear younger, more widely read and wiser MPs speaking up – from all parties. Thank you. Elizabeth Morgan

  • Ross

    Hi Tim
    Great blog. Fascinating to discover an MP with literary interests. I read a similar number of books but more fiction.One book I recommend is My Reading Life by Bob Carr which you have no doubt read. Best novel I read last year was A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry.
    Ross G

  • Vipin Behari Goyal

    I liked Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry