For years I’ve put off reading Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch, even when it was on the Dymocks Top 101 list for awhile. I always thought the premise was a bit silly, and the blurb turned me off a bit – crime and magic and… dead people? 408 more words
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A few weeks ago I went to Canberra for a conference. While I was there I stopped in at the Paperchain Bookshop in Manuka. Manuka is lovely, full of cafes selling on-trend smashed avocado and extreme milkshakes. 445 more words
As readers, we’re all looking for that magic.
The spark. The recognition. The connection. Whatever the special ingredient is that pulls us close, that makes it impossible to let go of a story and its characters . 641 more words
Tia Monroe knows food.
That passion is what propelled her into New York’s fashionable, dirty, complicated, cutthroat culinary world. A young critic and baker once featured in the New York Times, Tia now hopes to gain an internship with a famed foodie at work on her next cook book. 429 more words