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Gratitude Day 1

So, with NaNoWriMo over for the year, I thought that being in the habit of writing something on a daily basis was great and even though I didn’t end up writing every day, I certainly wrote a lot more than usual. 257 more words

Miriam Miles

Paul McDermott, Fragments of the hole (Review)

If you’re an Australian, you are sure to know who Paul McDermott is. If you are not Australian, you may not, and this book in fact would not enlighten you, because nowhere on the book is it made clear that “this” Paul McDermott is indeed “that” Paul McDermott. 736 more words

Australian Literature

Book Review: Mothers Grimm by Danielle Wood #aww2015

Title: Mothers Grimm
Author: Danielle Wood
Genre: contemporary/fairy tale retellings
Date Read: 08/11/2015
Rating: ★★


In Mothers Grimm, Danielle Woods presents four shorter stories that break down the “Good Mother” trope/stereotype often found in fairy tales (the Good Mother is often so good that she is dead). 315 more words


Guest Post from the Kate Foster Holiday Blog Tour!

First a bit of background…

When Winell Road: Beneath the Surface was released back in April, Kate didn’t embark on a great deal of promotion. Because of a lot of ‘things’. 496 more words

Author Interview

Paul Hetherington and Jen Webb, Watching the world (Review)

I hope it’s not condescending to suggest, at this time of year, that a book would make a good Christmas present? I know some publishers, and fair enough too, choose around now to release certain types of books deemed to be good gift material. 1,080 more words

Australian Literature

Kari Gislason at Avid Reader Bookshop's Big Breakfast bookclub

Some of our members attended this interesting session about The Ash Burner at Avid Reader Bookshop.

Summary by Alexa

In this bookshop’s lush back garden, Kari Gislason tells us how Icelanders swim every day and they look to the sea as a way of taking them back to where they had once come from long ago. 285 more words

Australian Writers

The Caravan Goes On: The Four P's of surviving an Australian Christmas Book Tour

‘Oh, yes, I almost forgot. She was a writing phenomenon.’

In 1932, Enid Blyton wrote a 90,000 word novel in a month for adults titled ‘The Caravan Goes On’. 415 more words

Middle Grade Fiction