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Book review: The Lucky Ones by Tohby Riddle

The Lucky Ones by Tohby Riddle

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Lucky Ones, by Australian writer Tohby Riddle, is an odd book. I found more negatives than positives in this young adult novel but I’ll start with the things I liked about it. 319 more words

Book review: One would think the deep by Claire Zorn

In the opening scene of Claire Zorn’s award-winning YA contemporary novel, the main character Sam is in a hospital feeding coins into a payphone that’s eating them just as fast. 766 more words

Cassie Flanagan Willanski, Here where we live (Review)

“Write what you know” is the advice commonly given to new authors – and it’s something Cassie Flanagan Willanski, author of Here where we live, 1,346 more words

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Weird writing habits

It’s been a busy couple of weeks since I found out the Hardie Grant Ampersand Prize for middle grade and young adult fiction was open for entries from 1 to 16 September. 279 more words

Book review: The Minnow by Diana Sweeney

The Minnow by Diana Sweeney

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Actual rating: 3.5 stars

The Minnow is a strange book. That’s one of the things I like about it but it also raises some difficulties. 326 more words

Monday musings on Australian literature: Inga Clendinnen

I cannot let this week pass without adding my voice to the tributes made by my blogger friends to anthropologist-historian Inga Clendinnen (1934-2016), who died last week at the too-young age of 82. 1,037 more words

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What's next on my to-read pile?

Like most book-crazy people my to-read pile is always bigger than I’d like it to be. So many great books, so little time! But here is what I’ve got lined up for the next two weeks or so, reading-wise. 358 more words