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Daily Prompt: Confused

via Daily Prompt: Confused

(I know it was a couple of days ago – I never post things straight away!)

If the truth be told, we’re all a bit confused – that is, if we allow ourselves to be. 636 more words


The Book Trail: Caitlin Doughty to Walter Benjamin

I am always on the lookout for ‘different’ posts which I can schedule here at The Literary Sisters, and inspiration struck in this instance when I was browsing reviews on Goodreads.   1,150 more words

Melbourne's Daughter

Deep with the first dead lies London’s daughter

(Dylan Thomas)
The newspaper article was short, buried at the bottom of an inner page: Man Sought in Child Death was the headline. 655 more words


Helen Garner on writers and writing (in Everywhere I look)

As I promised in my main review of Helen Garner’s engaging book of essays and jottings, Everywhere I look, I am here doing a little follow-up post on her discussions of other writers. 1,097 more words

Australian Literature

Helen Garner, Everywhere I look (Review)

I was very sad to come to the end of Helen Garner’s latest essay collection, Everywhere I look. It was such a joy – such a joy – to read.  1,217 more words

Australian Literature

On Fulfilling a Challenge

Have you ever set yourself a challenge? Something long-term and personally meaningful, something that, when completed, surprised, delighted and satisfied you?

Back on the 4th July 2015, around the time I decided to retire, I set myself such a challenge. 1,505 more words

Creative Writing

Dear Author: A letter to Helen Garner

Dear Ms Garner,

I write this knowing that, given the overwhelming confluence of content on the internet, you will likely never read it. That’s the great paradox of this thing we call the information age, don’t you think? 549 more words

Book Review