From page to scene

From the moment Alexandra Joel author of Rosetta warned us she had props and wasn't afraid to use them, we knew we were in for a great show. A tale of forbidden love in the early 1900's followed. A Melbourne... Continue Reading →

When characters come alive

Yesterday at yet another wonderful Read3r'z Revu event, the exceptional young adult author Tara Eglington was in residence discussing her latest book My Best Friend is a Goddess. She mentioned how her characters become so real, so alive, that she... Continue Reading →

Perfectly peculiar

The book-worm in me often cringes when I watch a movie based on a novel that I've loved. The visual medium inevitably requires changes and how a film maker translates the characters, compresses the plot or deletes elements entirely, can... Continue Reading →

ABC bite-sized brilliance

Thank you ABC TV for these two superb under 30 minute programs. Note to viewers: you may find that you become instantly mesmerized and binge watch an entire series. You have been warned. Anh's Brush With Fame Anh Do comedian,... Continue Reading →

Books on my mind

In the wake of the US election result from yesterday, many stories have come to mind. Here are a few books some recent, some from many, many years ago that I'd like to share. A friend recently pressed a copy... Continue Reading →

Discovering myths and legends

When I found my late mother's much-loved Nutcracker Suite volume recently, it was a wonderful reminder of the bedtime stories I adored as a child. Heroes, monsters, mermaids, magic, wizards and fairies were the order of the day in our... Continue Reading →

Fantastic authors & where to find them

Have you even been so engrossed in a book that you felt it was written just for you? Ever wondered what inspired the story, or wanted see for yourself what kind of person was behind the keyboard? These fantastic creatures... Continue Reading →

New ways to share

Recently I was lucky enough to be invited to the Read3rz Review mini conference in Sydney. It was wonderful to be surrounded by such passionate readers, authors and illustrators. Something I found very exciting (possibly as I remember the world... Continue Reading →

New thriller by John M. Green

If you were anywhere near Sydney's King Street Wharf on Wednesday night, you might have heard the 200 strong crowd of John M. Green fans, friends, family and industry supporters celebrating the launch of his new book The Tao Deception.... Continue Reading →

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