2019: A year in (book) review.

January Addicted? by Matt Noffs & Kieran Palmer

Books offered a welcome reprieve from the mighty hospitality summer that raged on through January. Having only just completed a course in community services I remained preoccupied with the psychology surrounding trauma, family violence and addiction issues. These themes were not strangers to the industry I repeatedly found myself returning to.

At some point in 2018 I quietly quit smoking and there is still a part of me that mourns the camaraderie of the shared cigarette…