Amy Vuleta

Amy Vuleta is a former Readings State Library bookseller

Review — 23 Oct 2016

Moonglow by Michael Chabon

In Moonglow, Michael Chabon does what Chabon does best, and with obvious relish. That is, using his familiar originality and postmodern cleverness, he presents the fiction as an archive…

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Review — 29 Jan 2017

The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Refugees, by Viet Thanh Nguyen – author of Pulitzer Prize winning The Sympathizer (2015) and the National Book Award for Nonfiction nominated Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the

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Review — 25 Jul 2016

You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

The interesting thing about Megan Abbott’s novels is that you’re never quite certain about who you should be looking at. There’s the story’s main character, usually a teenage girl who…

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Blog post — 19 Dec 2016

Genre-crossing books for pulpy summer reading

It’s summer and you’re hitting the beach or relaxing in the park. All you want is a satisfying holiday read to devour on your hard-earned days off, but maybe, like…

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Review — 28 Sep 2015

Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own by Kate Bolick

For me, there’s no greater joy than sitting alone in my living room with a glass of wine, cat curled up at my side, and thinking about my feminist forebears…

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Blog post — 29 Nov 2016

St Kilda music picks for summer road trips

The official first day of summer is tomorrow! In preparation, Readings St Kilda Shop Manager Amy Vuleta shares her best album picks to pack for a hot Aussie road trip.

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Blog post — 17 Nov 2016

The best pop CDs of 2016

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 pop CDs of the year, voted…

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Review — 26 Oct 2015

Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein

I don’t think I’d be exaggerating if I were to say that watching Carrie Brownstein in Sleater-Kinney play a live show in Brisbane in the early 2000s after the release…

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Review — 25 Jun 2014

Young God by Katherine Faw Morris

Young God will interest anyone who enjoyed Gillian Flynn’s dark female villains or Megan Abbott’s quietly disturbing narrators; the hill-and-valley folk who people Daniel Woodrell’s grim and stifling stories; or…

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Review — 23 Jun 2015

After the Blast by Garth Callender

As I read this memoir of an Australian soldier’s experience in Iraq and Afghanistan, I have the slow and steady impression that this is a different, and specifically modern, kind…

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