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EVENT: Brisbane Writers Festival (Friday, 4 September 2015)

This weekend I’m off to my second Brisbane Writers Festival! I’ve got a terrible head cold but, slightly delirious, I loaded my bag with books for authors to sign and trooped in to the State Library of Queensland for Friday’s sessions. 716 more words


Review - Deltora Quest - Emily Rodda

Hello Internet. Welcome back for Review #13. This week, for a series drenched in nostalgia, I present to you my latest installment. One which I remember as fondly as Bluejuice’s… 560 more words


She who started it all.

It’s time for the season of Author Appreciation! Every Friday, I’ll be writing about the authors and books that have changed my life. For the month of June, I’ll be starting with primary school. 1,136 more words


The Golden Door, by Emily Rodda

This book for 8-12-year-olds was referred to me by my 10-year-old daughter, who liked it very much and wants to read the sequel. Terrific adventure fantasy, a bit scary, but a great story of a young man, unprepared for what he has to do, who manages to rise to levels of courage he didn’t know he had.


The Rise of Young Adult Fiction

On Saturday, I attended the Sydney Writer’s Festival for the first time ever, for a panel called “The Rise and Rise of YA: A Look at the Fastest-Growing Category in Fiction.” It was moderated by… 1,035 more words


[DVD] Review: Deltora Quest Collection

With children’s television dominated by cartoons such as Ben 10, Dreamworks’ Dragons: Riders of Berk and Marvel’s Iron Man: Armoured Adventures, nothing can be more unique than an action-packed fantasy series. 752 more words


Deltora Quest: My most nostalgic series

Ugh!!!!! I’m such a slow reader! I can’t even check one book off of my classics list!

*insert rant about how unfair it is that I can’t read faster* (and tack on the end that I’ve finished Mistborn: The Final Empire) 269 more words