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Mothers Grimm by Danielle Wood

In brief: Four short stories about motherhood, loosely based on fairy tales – but don’t look for happy endings here.

The good: It’s brutally honest about the less than stellar aspects of motherhood. 518 more words

Book Review

Mailbox Monday 15/9/14

Another week rolls round – I’ve taken advantage of the gorgeous sunshine and spring weather in my photos this week. Unfortunately, due to my fracture, I’ve been pretty confined as I can’t drive (don’t get me started on public transport – near impossible to stand on moon boot / crutches). 289 more words

Mailbox Monday

I, Migrant by Sami Shah

In brief: Sami Shah’s story, from growing up in Pakistan to covering breaking news as a news producer and then moving to Australia as a stand-up comedian. 794 more words

Book Review

Kids and Teenage new releases. August-September 2014. Reviewer: Janet Croft

The more stars, the better!

Picture Books,

Happy Birthday Royal Baby, by Martha Mumford. PB from Bloomsbury. RRP $14.99

I’m not sure for whom this book is really intended, whether it be children or parents and grandparents-—people who can appreciate the pictures of the adults who resemble well known members of the British royal family, or who can identify with things which can go wrong with any party for a very small child, but anyway, it is the story of a birthday party and I found the pictures well done and amusing. 7,780 more words

Writing Clementine - With Kate Gordon

I just finished Writing Clementine by Kate Gordon, and it has been a while since I’ve read such a beautiful and uplifting book.

In a world where so many things seem to be beyond our control, Clementine is a character who embraces life with bravery and an optimism and imagination that can see her through most situations. 1,032 more words

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