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I’m thrilled you’ve chosen to subscribe to Book Chat. This newsletter comes out every two weeks and contains reading recommendations and simple recipes.

We also have a book club which is free for subscribers. We meet every three months via the magic of the internet. You don’t need to join up or register for anything separately. Just read the book and join in on the day if you can.

Who is this newsletter for?

If you love reading but sometimes find it hard to find just the right book, then you’ve come to the right place. I read a lot and love sharing my latest reads.

What kind of books do I read?

I enjoy books that are well-written, but not too high-brow. You won’t find many Booker prize winners here, but every now and then one sneaks through if it strikes a chord. My tastes are eclectic. I read thrillers, contemporary and literary fiction, and the occasional romantic comedy. I sometimes read historical fiction and science-fiction, but rarely fantasy or horror. They’re not my thing.

I like books that are funny, surprising, or heart-breaking. I like books that make me think. Anything well-written is on my radar, regardless of the genre. I also read non-fiction, mainly memoir, and books on the craft of writing.

I only recommend books I have actually read. I learnt the hard way not to talk about books until I had finished reading. I frequently abandon books that aren’t floating my boat for whatever reason.

A bit about me

I’m a writer living near Sydney, Australia. I publish short personal essays on my website and spend the rest of my time reading, playing music, and doing sporadic gardening. I like being in the garden more than I like actual gardening.

I also like eating (especially salad and cake), so many of the recipes I include in my newsletter tend to fall into one of these categories.

My background is in communications and I have worked as a film editor, teacher, and project manager. Throughout my career I focussed on helping people communicate their ideas more effectively. I’m a huge fan of simplicity, both in life and writing.

I love working with new and established writers, so if you’re struggling to get your ideas down on the page and would like some help, get in touch and we can discuss your needs.

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Marg Moon

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