Category: Reading

Read Like a Writer, Write Like a Reader?

One of the things I love about social media is it makes my brain buzz. Read like a Reader, Read Like a Writer About a week ago I wandered into a conversation going on in… Continue reading

Pearls of Wisdom

One of the things I love about children’s books is they often contain perfectly formed pearls of wisdom. You can take them out of context and they don’t tarnish. You can take… Continue reading

The Week That Was #3

It was a solid week. Mostly filled with editing. One more week should do it and then Blue Boy, Red Day will be ready leave home. Manuscripts are like children. It’s a wrangle… Continue reading

My 15 Favourite #LoveOzKidLit and #LoveOzYA Reads of 2016

It’s the last day of the year and what better way to mark it than with a list. Specifically, a list of My Favourite 15 Australian Kids and YA Books for 2016. Drum… Continue reading

How to Lend a Book

Ideally, with enthusiasm and the wild abandon of book-love sharing. It used to be like that for me, until the Catch-22 incident of 1980. As you can tell, I’ve never fully recovered…. Continue reading

Something Special Happened to Me this Week

I’m often called upon to defend my enjoyment of Twitter. I love the exchange of knowledge, the hubs of creativity and gathering of like minds. I love the way people champion causes and… Continue reading

My #StellaSpark

From the Stella Prize website:  [Your] Stella Spark is the book by an Australian woman that struck a spark for you, igniting ideas, creativity and a passion for great writing. Take a… Continue reading

#LoveOzYA Retroreading

“Compare the book you have been reading…” First question on #2 son’s Distance Education English Unit for last week. What book? Scrabbled back through the year’s notes. No mention of a book…. Continue reading

Twitter Bookclub #thePauseBC

This morning I participated in a Twitter Book Club, led by Penguin Teachers, where we discussed The Pause by John Larkin. It was tricky at first because I’m a perfectionist and a… Continue reading

Aussie Author Challenge 2015 – Just a Queen

Just a Queen by Jane Caro is my  third  title counting towards the  2015 Aussie Author Challenge hosted by Jo at Booklover Book Reviews. It ticks the boxes as a female author, fiction published 2014-2015 and… Continue reading